BT Fleet announces UK sole supplier agreement with Post Office ltd
BT Fleet, part of BT Group and one of the UK’s leading fleet management companies, today announced a five year sole supplier agreement with Post Office Ltd to manage its 470-strong fleet of cash delivery vehicles and mobile post offices.
Following an 18-month tender process, Post Office Ltd appointed BT Fleet because they considered them best suited to ensure vehicle availability and compliance to commercial vehicle regulations with reduced costs.
The vehicles operate in remote areas of the UK and are designed for critical, high security deliveries. They have specialist maintenance requirements, which have to be undertaken in the fastest possible time, to ensure that services to Post Office customers are maintained. Post Office Ltd recognised BT Fleet’s experience of managing similar fleets involved in the transportation of cash and high value goods.
Within the industry, BT Fleet has the most extensive garage network in the UK, so that if a Post Office Ltd vehicle requires servicing or repairs a garage will be available nearby so that the vehicle will be back on the road as quickly as possible.
Gillian Joyce, National Fleet manager, Post Office Ltd, said: “BT Fleet has consistently demonstrated they have the experience in managing large fleets of vehicles and have the ability to ensure, through their nationwide garage network, that vehicle downtime is kept to a minimum.”
Dave Bowen, managing director of BT Fleet, said: “The agreement between BT Fleet and Post Office Ltd highlights their confidence in our ability to offer them a comprehensive service. The combination of our account management team and in-house garage network will ensure that we meet all of Post Office Ltd’s objectives.”
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 63 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