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Ogilvie secures outsourcing fleet deal with Colas Rail

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Colas Rail has signed a solus outsourcing agreement with Ogilvie Fleet for the supply and management of almost 900 company cars and light commercial vehicles.

The new deal is the largest sole supply contract by fleet size won by Ogilvie Fleet, with cars and vans supplied on a full maintenance contract hire arrangement with the addition of accident management.

All new vans supplied will also be speed limited to help reduce Colas Rail’s carbon footprint.

Following Ogilvie Fleet’s appointment on a four-year contract, the company is in the process of delivering an initial order for 175 Ford Transit Connects and Transit Double Cabs following fitting out by System Edstrom.

Colas Rail, which is headquartered in London with offices nationwide, operates an all-Ford light commercial vehicle diesel fleet numbering some 800 units and a 90-strong multi-badge company car fleet. All vehicles are operated on a 36-month replacement cycle.

Ed Pidduck, group fleet manager, said: “The whole Ogilvie Fleet package, including supporting Colas Rail’s drivers on a day-to-day basis, will, in partnership with the work of our internal fleet team, take the vehicle operation to a new level. We are looking forward to a long-term partnership that will drive fleet operating efficiencies.”

Ogilvie Fleet’s sales and marketing director Nick Hardy said: “We have increasingly shown that we are able to win major contracts in competition with some of the UK’s largest contract hire and leasing companies and securing the contract with Colas Rail underlines that fact.

“Customer service is ingrained in the culture of Ogilvie Fleet and with numerous long-standing business relationships, our clients grow to recognise the company’s excellence.

“Colas Rail will also benefit from Ogilvie Fleet’s continuous investment in innovative new solutions to help improve fleet management procedures.

“System development has been the engine room behind the scenes in terms of business growth and providing meaningful management information to fleets and drivers.”

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