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Amey awards solus leasing and fleet management deal to Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

Amey has appointed Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions as its sole leasing and fleet management partner for its fleet of over 8,500 vehicles under a new six-year deal.

Jon Lawes, MD Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

Jon Lawes, MD Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

With more than 320 operational contracts, Amey provides services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management across the UK and requires a fleet of bespoke and specialist vehicles to be available nationwide at any time.

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions’ team of experts are now embedded with Amey’s operations, providing the internal teams with a continuous consultancy service for their operations.

Tom Lawless, Amey’s fleet and plant director, said: “Amey is one of the largest and most diverse companies working for the public and regulated sectors in the UK, with the ultimate aim of creating better places for people to live, work and travel. To achieve our aims, we need a fleet of specialist vehicles that are provided and managed to the standards of operational safety, compliance adherence and optimum availability that are also fit for purpose when considering required customer outcomes.

“Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions is uniquely placed as one of the only leasing companies to offer full support for our mix of operations. This new partnership will allow our business to make better use of our fleet of dedicated assets, which will ultimately result in a better service for our customers.”

Jon Lawes, managing director, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, added: “Supporting such a vast, diverse and dynamic company like Amey requires the support and infrastructure of a large organisation but also the responsiveness of an agile business; this is exactly what Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions offers, along with the knowledge and expertise to help transform Amey’s fleet and operations over the next six years.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.