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Fleet Assist plans for further network growth

Fleet industry supply chain management specialist Fleet Assist is targeting further growth as it passes the landmark £2bn vehicle leasing SMR spend.

Fleet Assist managing director Vincent St Claire

Fleet Assist managing director Vincent St Claire

The company launched in 2003 with the aim of providing a network of franchised and non-franchised service outlets for vehicles operated by contract hire and leasing companies. It now has a nationwide network of more than 5,000 service outlets which undertake SMR work on vehicles supplied to customers across the UK, aided by service booking and vehicle maintenance authorisation solutions.

It has also built up a wealth of vehicle SMR data, underpinning its consultancy service, which provides in-depth information on fleet car and van in-life expenditure to help establish real-world whole-life operating cost trends.

Developments have also included the launch of its Atlas operating platform that will underpin the company’s future growth and drive customer efficiencies particularly with the emergence of the ‘connected car’.

Looking forward, managing director, Vincent St Claire added: “We would like to continue to grow the network of service outlets; we are seeing significant interest from more contract hire companies as well as rental companies in helping them to manage vehicle SMR, the latter taking Fleet Assist into a different sector of the fleet market; and, with an ever-increasing focus on cost management there is growing interest from customers in utilising our vehicle maintenance authorisation service.”

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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.