Travis Perkins plc announces new fleet management partnership with Zenith

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Travis Perkins plc, the UK distributor of building materials, has entered into a new five-year partnership for fleet management with the Commercial Division of Zenith for the Group’s 3000+ assets, which include 1600 heavy goods vehicles, 800 light commercial vehicles, 300 cars, 250 moffetts and 250 trailers.

The new partnership, which will involve a full transfer from the existing provider, will cover service, maintenance and repair for the Group’s light and heavy goods vehicles, as well as cars, plant and ancillary equipment.

Zenith was selected in a competitive tender based on its overall value, including the ability to provide more overnight servicing, up to 30%, which will minimise downtime and improve availability, so the Group’s vehicles can be available to serve more customers during the day. The size of the Zenith servicing network also closely matches the Group’s nationwide operational footprint. This will improve efficiency, save fuel and reduce carbon emissions in line with the Group’s commitment to reduce the carbon emissions of its fleet by 80% by 2030.[1]

Travis Perkins also values Zenith’s call handling expertise thanks to their strong resources and large scale teams, and the technical expertise of their front line support staff, something which again will help to free up valuable time for branch colleagues to focus on customers.

HSE & Fleet Director of Travis Perkins plc, Richard Byrne, said: “Following a thorough review, we are excited to work with Zenith, and have found in them a partner that we believe will provide our branches with excellent service and which shares our belief in great customer service, efficiency and sustainability.” 

CEO of Zenith’s Commercial Division, Martin Jenkins, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected by Travis Perkins as the fleet management partner for its 3000-strong fleet.

“With more than 30 years’ experience in fleet management solutions, we have long-standing relationships with the UK’s largest fleets – all of which rely on our industry-leading knowledge and service levels to achieve business objectives. 

“This continues with Travis Perkins plc, and I’m confident our technology-led solutions will minimise vehicle downtime, boost vehicle availability, and ultimately help to ensure the company maximises its investment in its large commercial fleet.”

Zenith replaces the incumbent fleet management provider, and a phased transfer is due to commence in December.

[1] https://www.travisperkinsplc.co.uk/media/dmvfzlut/fleet-roadmap.jpg 

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