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Sign Language benefits from UKMail growth

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Sign Language is benefiting from growth of parcel delivery firm UK Mail.

Birmingham-headquartered UK Mail, with a fleet of more than 1,600 vehicles, has taken on 300 new drivers so far this year and each one requires a vehicle carrying the company’s livery.

A proportion of the drivers used to deliver parcels on behalf of defunct courier City Link and they now require their own vehicles to have that company’s yellow and green livery removed and replaced with UK Mail’s distinctive red, white and blue ‘Parcel Pete’ livery wrap.

Drivers coming on board, who do not already have their own vehicle, can take advantage of UK Mail’s agreement with rental giant Hertz UK and order a UK Mail fully specified vehicle direct from them.

Sign Language has been the vehicle livery and wrapping supplier of choice to UK Mail for more than two years. As a result of that business partnership and the quality of work undertaken, Sign Language has more recently secured approved supplier status with Hertz UK.

Last year Sign Language wrapped more than 150 vehicles for UK Mail and following its success in winning a deal with Hertz UK anticipates providing livery on around 40 vehicles a month.

Al Cooper, owner driver manager, said: “We initially put the work out to tender and Sign Language came back with a very good proposition and support structure.

“We gave Sign Language a trial and they proved to be very professional, delivering everything promised and with the added ability to react very quickly to any issues that arose. It is not simply that the quality of their work is very good, but also their attentiveness and the personal attention to detail given to every task.”

Laura Moran, commercial vehicle director, Hertz UK, said: “We were introduced to Sign Language via our contract with UK Mail. We have already supplied vans to UK Mail which have been wrapped by Sign Language and we anticipate more being supplied throughout 2015 as the company recruits more drivers who require their own vans and as we replace existing UK Mail vehicles on our fleet.”

Tobin Jenkins, managing director of Sign Language, said: “Sign Language prides itself on delivering outstanding service to all its customers. UK Mail was one of our first customers when we targeted the fleet sector as a growth opportunity for the business and two years on we have an excellent relationship with the business.

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