Keepmoat has appointed Optimum Fleet as its preferred supplier to handle a new multi-year fleet services contract with the company.
The outsourcing contract runs to March 2018 and will see Optimum manage vehicle procurement and supply chain management for Keepmoat’s fleet of 1,800 units, comprising 1,200 company cars and 600 light commercial vehicles. Grey fleet service provision covering a further 600 vehicles is also included.
In addition, Optimum will utilise its fleet technology platform to deliver bespoke management information, fleet governance and compliance reporting to Keepmoat. Responsibility for data control and some specific internal fleet processes will remain with Keepmoat.
Sandra Smith, group human resources director at Keepmoat said: “Following a comprehensive review of fleet requirements across our business, we have chosen to partner with Optimum. They will offer us an independent position within the fleet supply chain, deep domain procurement expertise and a leading fleet technology solution. These attributes allow us to access Optimum’s specialist fleet expertise and leverage their wider pool of 70 sourcing professionals.
“We have already captured some significant cost savings which is encouraging and are working closely with Optimum to deliver further fleet efficiency improvements by focusing on a number of key commercial and operational areas.”
Peter Rushton, Optimum chief executive, added: “Keepmoat is a national market leader in the regeneration and housing industry, and we are delighted to be working with such a prestigious client. This is another major contract win for Optimum in the fleet services sector, further endorsing the strength of our independent status, differentiated offering and wider credentials in procurement outsourcing.
“We are currently updating procurement processes and leveraging our preferred supplier network confident that this will secure further cost reduction and efficiency gains, delivering ongoing business benefit and sustainable value to Keepmoat.”