Fleet Assist, a supply chain management specialist for the UK fleet, leasing and rental industry, has expanded into the daily rental market after winning a new contract with Days Rental.
Days Rental, a sister company to Fleet Assist customer Days Fleet, operates a growing fleet presently in excess of 5,000 vehicles.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, Days Rental will use Fleet Assist’s nationwide network of more than 5,000 garages to undertake service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work on vehicles supplied to customers across the UK.
Additionally, Days Rental will use Fleet Assist to provide a vehicle service booking facility to customers thus directing work towards the network.
Since 2009, Days Rental has experienced year-on-year growth of 10-15% and has expanded its customer base UK-wide from its South and West Wales heartland.
The business presently operates from 10 rental locations with the most recent outlets opening in Avonmouth and Exeter with further new outlets in the pipeline.
Mike McCarry, managing director at Days Rental, said: “The company’s expansion outside of South and West Wales necessitated the requirement for a nationwide vehicle SMR function.
“Days Fleet is a long-established user of the Fleet Assist network and continues to have an excellent service experience. Against that background, it made sense for Days Rental to also sign-up to use the Fleet Assist network as well as its service booking facility.
“Among the many attractions of using the Fleet Assist network are the service level agreements in place with all network garages that ensure our customers will receive the same level of support across the UK.
"That commitment gave us the confidence that our vehicles would be maintained in accordance with our own high standards."
Fleet Assist was launched more than a decade ago and now has business partnerships with more than 30 contract hire and leasing companies collectively operating more than 790,000 vehicles.
Vincent St Claire, managing director of Fleet Assist, said: “Fleet Assist has a long-established and hugely successful track record in delivering SMR solutions to the contract hire and leasing sector.
“Over the years Days Fleet and its customers have continually benefitted from the initiatives Fleet Assist has introduced and we look forward to an equally long and successful partnership with Days Rental.”