BT Fleet announces five year sole supplier deal with EDF Energy
BT Fleet, part of BT Group and one of the UK’s leading fleet management companies, today announced that it has extended its partnership with EDF Energy for a further five years. EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity.
Following a rigorous tender process, the new contract will see BT Fleet manage the EDF Energy vehicle fleet until at least December 2018. Having initially started working together in October 2010, BT Fleet currently manages 1,000 LCVs and 400 cars for the energy company.
As part of the agreement, BT Fleet is providing EDF Energy with a comprehensive portfolio of services including fleet and accident management, fuel provision and cards, and service, maintenance and repair.
Having one of the largest nationwide garage and repair networks in the UK, with 65 owned garages, was a principal factor in EDF Energy deciding to appoint BT Fleet. This ensures that company vehicles, including those used for servicing critical infrastructure, can be repaired locally, quickly and cost effectively, ensuring minimal vehicle downtime.
Kevin Boxall, Fleet manager, EDF Energy, said: “Over the past three and a half years, BT Fleet has consistently demonstrated an enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to managing our fleet of vehicles. As a company, we have very strict health and safety requirements, which extend to our fleet of vehicles, so having BT Fleet as a partner ensures that these robust standards are adhered to.”
Dave Bowen, managing director of BT Fleet, said: “The extension of the agreement between BT Fleet and EDF Energy is a further endorsement of the work that we undertake on a daily basis for businesses like EDF Energy who operate specialist, business-critical fleets of vehicles.”
About BT Fleet
BT Fleet is a part of BT Group and one of the UK’s leading fleet management companies
Based in Coventry, BT Fleet has a team of over 700 people and manages a UK-wide network of over 500 garages of which 65 are owned. BT Fleet maintains more than 75,000 vehicles comprising commercial vehicles, complex specialist vehicles and cars
BT Fleet provides fleet maintenance and management services to companies whose fleets are “mission critical” to their core business and keeping them on the road is central to their success.
BT Fleet was awarded 2013 Cost Saving of the Year by Fleet News, 2013 Best Use of Technology by Motor Transport; 2013 Energy Savings Trust Fleet Heroes Award for Leadership, 2010 Van Fleet Service Company of the Year, 2009 Van Fleet Management Initiative of the Year and Van Service & Repair Company of the Year by Fleet Van magazine. It is also ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited.
For further information regarding BT Fleet and its services, please visit www.btfleet.com.