LEX Autolease takes steps towards future LCV growth
The UK-based fleet leasing company is due to announce the recruitment of a new senior Commercial Vehicle Consultant, assisted by two Commercial Vehicle Consultants, each reporting into Marcus Puddy. The new appointments will see the company enhance its engineering capabilities and gear up for sector growth.
Marcus Puddy, Commercial Vehicle director at Lex Autolease, said: ‘Due to the prevailing economic head winds, the credit constrained market is increasingly shifting customers away from outright purchase towards contract hire in order to release capital and overhaul ageing fleets.
‘We are responding to this trend with a new commercial vehicle offer which will provide a seamless, one stop shop for everything from basic contract hire through to highly complex vehicle conversions and consultancy,’ he added.
Mark Chessman, Commercial director at Lex Autolease said: ‘The appointment of Marcus, and others, signals our intent to commercial vehicle operators and the market as a whole. We operate the largest LCV fleet in the sector, backed up by one of the most respected consultancy and engineering teams in the business. With added personnel and investment, in IT and other areas of operations, there are strong growth prospects ahead.’
Lex Autolease currently has a total fleet size of approximately 280,000 vehicles, containing over 70,000 commercial vehicles. The company currently provides vehicle conversion services for more than 50 percent of its LCV customers.