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Prestige Fleet Servicing reaches one million vehicles

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Prestige Fleet Servicing has seen the total number of vehicles its portfolio of clients manage reach the one million vehicle mark, thanks to a series of new business wins.

Recent client successes include a major vehicle auction house, a leading breakdown and recovery operator, a UK vehicle warranty provider and several key corporate fleets.

To cope with the additional demand, Prestige is looking to further expand its network of service centres.

The Prestige network currently stands at 305 centres following its latest appointment in Milton Keynes, and the company is aiming for around 350 outlets by the end of this year.

This is in line with its ongoing expansion plans which have seen it grow by 33% from 230 outlets 15 months ago.

The East Midlands-based operation is now looking to strengthen its presence geographically in key parts of the country, including Scotland, where it has just added additional service centres in Aberdeen, Dundee and Greenock to supplement existing outlets in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.

In Northern Ireland, it has added a fourth centre to its existing three outlets and strengthened its light commercial vehicle offering to a predominantly commercial fleet customer base.

Meanwhile, in England and Wales, further centres have been added in Cardiff, Rotherham, Brigg, Kidderminster, Maidstone and Hayes, Middlesex.

The business, which has been operating in the fleet servicing arena since 2007, is also seeking to recruit further service centres in the South East and to complete its coverage and help meet the increased customer demand.

Joe Bhamra, commercial director of Prestige Fleet Servicing, said: “This planned expansion is necessary to meet the increased customer demand following our latest series of new client wins, plus the organic growth we have witnessed in recent months which has seen the company grow considerably.

“So, we are looking to recruit high calibre, professionally-run, independent fleet servicing outlets in certain geographical locations around the country to ensure we provide a uniformity and consistency of servicing to our ever-expanding portfolio of fleet clients."

Prestige offers service centre partners within its network a number of operational benefits including beneficial payment terms, guaranteed throughput of fleet servicing business, national parts prices, the latest technology platforms, and, through its added value programme, a national oil agreement and discounted insurance deals.

At the hub of the Prestige operation is the Unity management system which is used by all service centres for diary management, SMR authorisations, work progress management and management information reporting.

The latest enhancement, which went live recently, integrates Unity with an online parts system with access to more than 130,000 vehicle parts prices and details of availability.

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  • David - 23/08/2016 20:03

    Congratulations to Joe and all the team

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