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CLM to cut SMR costs 20% for AGA

Longstanding CLM customer AGA Rangemaster is set to see significant cost savings after returning to the fleet management specialist two years after it left for another supplier.

Andy Short, commercial director at CLM

Commercial director Andy Short said CLM will introduce a number of fleet efficiencies to run the AGA fleet more effectively

The manufacturer of the eponymous cast iron range cookers, kitchen appliances and sinks runs a UK fleet of mainly job-need cars for its sales force and some management cars and had previously been a client of CLM for around 11 years.

The renewed relationship will see CLM work to drive down acquisition costs by employing competitive tendering through its Smartpanel fleet funding system using a mix of four different leasing companies, as well as re-negotiating manufacturer discounts.

At the same time, CLM intends to move the AGA Rangemaster fleet to pay-as-you go vehicle maintenance with the intention of reducing service and maintenance costs by around 20%, and will carry out the management of all invoices from third party suppliers.

It will also work with its chosen vehicle manufacturers to understand the impact of the new WLTP emissions testing cycle on company car drivers and their Benefit-in-Kind tax bills, as well as initiating an in-depth review of alternative power trains.

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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.