Evander turns to ALD Automotive for sole supply deal
The move comes after Evander Glazing & Locks was the subject of a management buy-out from Homeserve last year, which led to the decision to consolidate the supply and management of its fleet through one supplier.
A competitive tender was won by ALD Automotive, which is now supplying new vehicles and managing out the legacy fleet.
Evander Glazing & Locks operates a Ford Transit-dominated diesel light commercial fleet of 270 vehicles, which will now be leased on four-year/100,000 mile contracts with mileage pooling. The company’s new vans are being customised by specialist in-vehicle fitment supplier Bri-Stor Systems.
Additionally, the business operates a 58-strong user-chooser company car fleet with vehicles currently both leased and operated via an employee car ownership (ECO) scheme, with an additional nine employees who have taken a cash alternative to a company car.
Under the new arrangement with ALD Automotive, Evander Glazing & Locks has decided not to offer an ECO option as it believes, in its particular circumstances, it is less financially viable and will instead only offer company car drivers the choice of leasing a vehicle or a cash opt-out.
In the future, as a further staff benefit, all employees are likely to be given access to AutoChoice Benefits Direct, ALD Automotive’s affinity scheme, which offers new, nearly new and used cars at discounted rates.
The comprehensive outsourced service being delivered by ALD Automotive will see it supply a wide range of services including fleet management, fleet maintenance, accident management and short-term car hire.
Evander Glazing & Locks fleet manager Richard Tuck said: 'In ALD Automotive we have selected a company that can meet all our requirements going forward to exacting standards, while managing out our existing vehicles.'