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Used parts save South Wales Police £45k per year

South Wales Police Force is saving £45,000 a year on fleet maintenance and has reduced its vehicle downtime by using ‘green’ parts supplied by Synetiq.

Rather than relying on new parts and body panels, the force uses Synetiq’s MyGreenFleet portal to obtain recycled and salvage items.

Used parts are cheaper, but they are also quicker to obtain – cutting downtime for the force’s 1,200 vehicles.

Denzil Calford, workshop manager for South Wales Police, said: “MyGreenFleet has given the South Wales Police Force a huge boost. The great price point of green parts and the quick turnaround of everyday items is brilliant, but the consistently quick supply of parts as specific as engines is even better.

“With as little as three days turnaround for such items, it means I can order on a Monday, begin repairs on a Wednesday and have a vehicle back on the road by Friday. It’s fair to say that MyGreenFleet has become a crucial part of maintaining the police force.”

Before the introduction of MyGreenFleet, South Wales Police Force would sometimes have to temporarily harvest parts from other vehicles to keep its fleet on the road when new parts were not rapidly available.

Data generated by the MyGreenFleet portal is used to identify the most common replacement parts, so Synetiq can ensure good availability all year round.

With the immediate supply of popular items such as door mirrors, replacements can be delivered within 24 hours, and vehicles can return to frontline use.

More complex parts such as whole replacement engines or gearboxes, that are traditionally harder to source, are also available with rapid delivery times via the MyGreenFleet portal.

Jason Cross, client relationship director at Synetiq, said: “It’s great to know that the South Wales Police force continues to be happy with the cost savings and reduced off road time that our working relationship enables. We pride ourselves on providing great value and service to our clients, and we can sleep well at night knowing we will only supply high quality, non-safety critical OE parts that can be traced back to the donor vehicle. Denzil and the team can trust that all parts come with a certificate of conformity to meet the needs of BSI10125.”


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  • Gordy - 11/12/2020 11:59

    What a wonderful Police Force and fleet management team! Reduce-reuse-recycle and saving millions of pounds of taxpayers money too! If only all public services could roll out this model...

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