IFC Fleet Services has partnered with rental management specialist, Goodwood Rental, to offer vehicle rental and mobility services to fleet operators.
The move is being seen as a logical extension to the portfolio of fleet management, mileage capture and vehicle logistics services that IFC currently provides to leasing companies and corporate fleet customers around the UK.
The new relationship will bring together the rental and mobility capabilities of both organisations to offer clients wider access to vehicles from a panel of well-known and recognised rental brands and, ultimately, a pool of vehicles in excess of 500,000 units.
It will also open the way for the provision of new and enhanced rental services, including 12-month mini-leases, as well as providing access to a host of additional fleet related services and solutions, including mileage management and logistics support.
Paul Talbot, IFC managing director, said: “The Goodwood portfolio fits very well with our own as we have provided daily rental services to other clients for some time now, and we see this as a natural extension of the fleet services package that we provide to our customers.
“At the same time, this move will also provide cross-over access for Goodwood customers to a complete portfolio of fleet services that they would not previously have been able to access.”
Tony Donnelly, chief executive officer of Goodwood Rental, said: “We have seen a move towards longer rental periods in the corporate market and our mini-lease product, which provides rental vehicles for up to 12 months to meet the medium-term requirements of corporate customers, has become increasingly popular and relevant in today’s fast-changing marketplace.”
Photo caption: IFC managing director Paul Talbot (left) with Tony Donnelly, ceo of Goodwood Rental.