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TRG Vehicle Hire branches into servicing

TRG Vehicle Hire has opened a service centre and has appointed industry expert Rob Tamone to launch and manage the initiative.

ServiceSmart creates a new arm to the business, which launched last year and now runs more than 230 vehicles across branches in Tolworth, Epsom and Croydon. It will initially launch at the Epsom head office and will service TRG's hire fleet as well as customers' vehicles.

Managing director Nigel Schroder said: “The business is growing at such a rapid pace, and we felt the time had come to provide our own in-house vehicle servicing. Not only is it more cost-efficient, but it is also reassuring that we have 100 per cent control when it comes to knowing how our vehicles are being maintained.

"The vehicle servicing sector is a profitable one to be in, and it will - eventually - create a healthy revenue stream. Our aim is to replicate the offering on the vehicle hire side; we want to provide the highest levels of service and the best technicians - our customers need to be totally confident in the service they are receiving. We want to offer a one-stop shop when it comes to aspects relating to motoring.

"We are also delighted to welcome Rob to the team. He is a true industry expert and has worked in the area of fleet maintenance for more than 14 years. ServiceSmart is in safe hands."

Tamone added: "I am excited about the prospect of managing 'the herd' (TRG's own fleet of vehicles), and launching the service to our existing and prospective clients. I have a real understanding of the sector, having run my own vehicle servicing business. I am now looking forward to taking on this new challenge."

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