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CLM renews fleet management provider relationship with AGA Rangemaster

CLM Andy Short

AGA Rangemaster has redeveloped its relationship with CLM after an 11 year stint with the company, from 2005 to 2016.

The all-diesel fleet, bar two hybrid vehicles, is funded by contract hire and leasing arrangements for 36 months/80,000 miles, supplied by five different leasing companies.

Under the renewed relationship, CLM will be looking to bring down acquisition costs by employing competitive tendering through its Smartpanel fleet funding system, using a mix of four different leasing companies, as well as re-negotiating manufacturer discounts.

CLM’s commercial director Andy Short (pictured) said: “We are delighted to welcome AGA Rangemaster back into the CLM portfolio of corporate clients. They had been a longstanding client of ours for many years and we are very pleased they have chosen to return to the fold.

“We will be bringing in a number of fleet efficiencies to run their fleet more effectively and to lower their overall fleet running costs, which will include reviews of powertrains, acquisition costs and service and maintenance expenditure.”

CLM intends to move the AGA Rangemaster fleet to Pay-As-You Go vehicle maintenance with the intention of reducing service and maintenance costs by around 20%, and will carry out the management of all invoices from third party suppliers.

It will also work with its chosen vehicle manufacturers to understand the impact of the new WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) emissions testing cycle on company car drivers and their Benefit-in-Kind tax bills, as well as initiating an indepth review of alternative power trains.

AGA Rangemaster’a fleet manager Diane George said: “We had a good working relationship with CLM previously and know that they can take the time-consuming aspects away from the management of our fleet, as well as providing clear reporting to easily digest the areas of interest.

“Their people are professional and friendly, and we are looking forward to them creating cost savings and negotiating the most competitive prices for us, as well as generally taking the hassle out of the running and management of our fleet.” 

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