Alphabet has announced a brand new sole-supply agreement with Nationwide Platforms, which includes vehicle livery and will see 146 LCVs delivered throughout 2014.
Awarded following a rigorous 11-month tender process, the agreement will move Nationwide Platform’s entire vehicle base from a flexi-hire to a contract hire fleet.
Alphabet said that this change will not only help to save more than £32,000 from fleet hire costs every year, but also significantly lower current mpg figures and increase fuel efficiency by 35%.
With high-profile rental customers worldwide, Nationwide Platforms is part of Lavendon Group – a leading global aerial equipment lease firm.
With operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, Lavendon Group employs more than 1,600 people worldwide.
Paul Hollick, chief commercial officer at Alphabet, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce our new contract with Nationwide Platforms.
“After a complex tender and consultation process, Nationwide Platforms chose to work with us due to our extensive experience in the sector and customised service offering.
“By working closely with the fleet procurement team, we’ve designed a completely bespoke mobility solution.
“Delivered in partnership with Qi Van Systems, each vehicle has been fully liveried and fitted with the latest equipment to meet the specific engineering support requirements.”
Jeremy Fish, UK managing director at Nationwide Platforms, added: “We made the decision to work with Alphabet due to the organisation’s extensive experience in the sector and customised service offering.
“The whole team delivered over and above our expectations, not only providing an outstanding fleet solution, but also keeping costs to a minimum.
“As well as bringing our service vehicles up to date, the new agreement has been specifically developed to streamline our business mobility and lower fleet running costs.
“Each vehicle has been fully liveried and fitted with the latest equipment to meet precise engineering support requirements, while also reducing total mpg figures and lowering our fleet expenditure.
“From analysis and planning to development and implementation, we’ve been delighted with the whole service from Alphabet.
“The team was attentive to our precise requirements, working as our corporate mobility partner to create a personalised fleet management solution.”
Nationwide Platforms offers the widest selection of powered access equipment in the UK, including a complete range of scissor lifts, boom lifts, low level access platforms and both van and truck mounted platforms.
It also provides a fleet of trailer-mounted booms and specialist equipment, such as tracked access and narrow spider machines, to fulfil all platform rental requirements.
To complement its access platform equipment, Nationwide Platforms offers a wide range of working at height courses, to include accredited IPAF Training, PASMA courses and safety courses.