LeasePlan UK has agreed a fleet deal to supply vehicles for Midland Heart’s housing services and maintenance teams.
The agreement, which runs for five years, will see LeasePlan UK provide 69 Vauxhall commercial vehicles and value-added services such as full maintenance, tyres, breakdown cover and rental vehicles.
Greg Lakin, director of assets and delivery at Midland Heart, said: “We have worked closely with LeasePlan to tailor the vehicles for our specific needs as they are required for a wide variety of tasks across our housing portfolio.
“Having the right type of vehicle with high safety and reliability standards for the teams that use them is a key aspect of delivering repairs and other services to our customers.
“The combination of a new, more efficient fleet, the opportunity to improve cost effectiveness, and the support with helping us to reduce issues such as downtime due to a vehicle being off the road, made this an attractive agreement.”
Ashley Bullock, from Midland Heart, said: “Having our own branded fleet will help our customers understand who we are when we visit properties and help raise awareness of our service. These new vehicles will be put to very good use and help us continue to deliver a service to the highest standards.”
The contract includes 55 new vans, including a drop-sided truck, for the maintenance teams plus 11 vans and three caged drop-side trucks.