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Cazoo agrees used vehicle disposal deal with Ogilvie Fleet

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Cazoo has agreed a long-term deal with Ogilvie Fleet, including the disposal of more than 18,000 vehicles at the end of their contract.

As part of the exclusive agreement, the online car retailer will provide a range of services to Ogilvie which includes inspect and collect services, in-house technology solutions to assist with damage recharging and the disposal of used vehicles come defleet.

Alex Chesterman, founder and CEO of Cazoo, said: “Our acquisitions of SMH Fleet Solutions and SFS (Smart Fleet Solutions) have given us the nationwide infrastructure and expert team to offer a full end-to-end service to fleet owners across the UK.

“This is a significant partnership for us and will see Cazoo handling a large number of vehicles during this long-term contract and we’re delighted to be working with Ogilvie Fleet.”

Gordon Stephen, managing director at Ogilvie Fleet, says that side from the move being a “sound financial decision”, the vehicle leasing company’s new relationship with Cazoo “significantly enhances” its customer and driver interactions with more streamlined processes, as well as many new add-in service benefits, such as Amazon-style delivery and collection notifications direct to a driver’s phone with live ETA’s.

“Importantly, our unique approach to fairness and transparency with any reconditioning costs is completely maintained - and in fact enhanced no less – through a greater focus on imagery and speed of advice,” he added. “All in all it is a win-win-win for Ogilvie Fleet, Cazoo and our valued client base.”

Jim Hannah, Ogilvie Fleet’s operations director, explained that the whole of the car buying market has seen “incredible change” over the past two years and the business believed the time was right to investigate how it could embrace these changes in its own disposal routes.

“We were also keen to look at how we can improve processes, enhance efficiency and also add further value for our clients," he said.

“We carefully considered a number of new ways of managing this critical element of our business and it soon became clear that partnering with Cazoo would offer a number of substantial benefits for Ogilvie Fleet and our clients.

“We are delighted to be working with them and to once again be leading our industry with new and innovative ways to work”.

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