FMG has been awarded a contract to manage around 900 Asda vehicles from their Home Shopping operation.
The vehicles, which operate out of locations across the South of England, represent around 50% of the retailer’s entire Home Shopping fleet.
The contract includes planned maintenance, breakdown, operational and accident repairs as well as the provision of fleet intelligence. Key elements of the support will be to improve reliability, optimise availability and minimise cost. The solution, which has been carefully tailored to the specific needs of Asda Home Shopping, encompasses a number of key innovations designed to add significant operational benefits to the fleet.
Home delivery fleets traditionally face unique challenges and undertake many thousands of hours of intensive urban driving every year, as well as being subjected to the normal rigors of a commercial van fleet.
Asda's grocery home shopping fleet contract manager, Sean Clifton said: “Asda is focused on delivering outstanding performance for our customers and we expect nothing less from our Home Shopping Fleet Operations. The team at FMG have demonstrated their understanding of the key drivers to success – safety, service and a cost-down approach to fleet management – and a commitment to deliver the best results possible.”
Kevin Gordon, client development director at FMG said: “We fundamentally understand how important working vehicles are to our clients’ businesses, and we fully appreciate how essential it is to meet and exceed their expectations. We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded this contract which will see us work with one of Britain’s biggest retailers.”