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BBS Fleet Logistics makes significant investment in infrastructure and systems

BBS Fleet Logistics, part of the IFC Fleet Services Group, specialises in the movement and in-life handling of fleet vehicles, including managing the ‘re-home’ process between vehicle users within companies. As a result, it handles well over 6,000 vehicle movements per annum throughout the UK for some of the country’s largest leasing companies and independent, national fleets.

The new investment in its facility at Milton Ernest, Bedford, sees the storage capacity of the site increase to over 500 cars, with a new overspill development capable of taking another 2,000.

At the same time, the company has invested in the complete refurbishment of its onsite facilities, including new meeting rooms, rest rooms and upgraded offices for administrative staff.

It has also made a significant investment in new smart repair facilities for fast track, low cost fleet repairs, which has given the potential for doubling the capacity of vehicles that can be repaired and refurbished for fleet customers.

And a new online portal allows fleet customers to book in or modify vehicle movements, check on the progress of any vehicles going through the facility and then re-allocate the vehicles once the work is completed.

The firm said that the extra storage facilities would be particularly important for the ‘re-home’ and reallocation side of the business.

Colin Cripps, managing director of BBS Fleet Logistics, commented: “The vehicle ‘re-home’ service is a core part of our business that justifies this additional investment. Many major fleets see this as an essential service when company car drivers switch vehicles due to a changed job function or location and their vehicle is reallocated to another member of staff. We will now be able to securely hold more of these vehicles than ever before.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.