Alphabet has announced a new partnership with Medequip, a community healthcare equipment provider, supporting local authorities and the NHS.
As part of the partnership, Alphabet is providing Medequip with a fleet of 48 Renault light commercial vehicles (LCVs) to enable employees to continue to provide at home care for over 14.5 million people.
Medequip required vans fit for purpose to deliver new equipment, while also collecting used medical supplies.
Peter Gaunt, fleet manager at Medequip, said: “Working with Alphabet as a partner has been perfect for our requirements, providing us with strong guidance and support throughout the entire process.
“The team understood our specific requests, steering us towards the right make and model of vehicle that would be the best fit for our needs and accommodate the equipment our workers are transporting. The speed at which this was executed also helped us to keep costs in check before new regulation came into force at the end of this year."
The internal design of the LCVs allows Medequip to adjust the size of the new and used sections of the van, to accommodate varying loads, says Alphabet.
Alphabet says it collaborated with conversion partner, Modul System, to deliver 360-degree images and videos of the vans to Medequip, to ensure the build review process was virtual during lockdown, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dermot Kehoe, corporate sales manager at Alphabet (GB), said: “Medequip had some tight deadlines that needed to be met and we ensured the build timeline stayed on course throughout the project, while maintaining a high-quality service.
“It’s always great to have a happy customer and so we’re delighted that Medequip has already requested further vehicles. We’re looking forward to working with them on further projects.”
Medequip also works closely with charities and sheltered housing, as well as wholesale Retail supply and direct sales to consumers.
Alphabet is providing full contract hire, maintenance, and LCV consultancy for Medequip, and has taken a further order for 25 LCVs, including a Ford Transit custom plug-in hybrid vehicle for a London trial.