Ginsters signs up to tasty package from Hitachi Capital
The review was conducted was in response to rising costs across the famous pie and pasty company's 171-strong van fleet. As a delivery fleet with varied routes, damage control was becoming a concern, which also highlighted a lack of robust controls on maintenance costs.
Hitachi Capital won the contract by offering the most competitive proposition for the fleet, providing a transparent plan that offered an open book on maintenance costs and provided insight into potential whole life costs for replacement vans.
The firm will manage all aspects of the van delivery fleet including servicing, licence renewal, driver checks, vehicle maintenance and reporting. Its technical control team, part of the in-life vehicle management function, will also ensure that labour rates are honoured and supplier costs are managed.
Gary Bound, buyer at Ginsters, commented: 'Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Services presented a package to Ginsters that highlighted certain areas within the fleet where costs could be reduced in the long-term. Hitachi Capital offered us a solution with more control and visibility of overall spend, which would help us manage costs for long-term financial gain. This will be important to the future of the business as we are looking to expand our fleet organically, as business allows.'