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Ogilvie Fleet launches standalone rental division

Fast-growing demand for short-term hire has led to Ogilvie Fleet launching Ogilvie Rental as a standalone division within the contract hire and leasing company.

Ogilvie Fleet's daily rental team with operations director Jim Hannah (far right).

Ogilvie Fleet’s daily rental team with operations director Jim Hannah (far right).

Revealed just days after Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, announced the acquisition of Active Auto Solutions in line with plans to expand its rental presence, the newly launched Ogilvie Rental division is able to offer customers a flexible short-term hire choice with access to 500,000 cars and commercial vehicles at more than 2,000 locations for periods ranging from just a single day to 12 months. Vehicles can be delivered within a two-hour timeframe if required.

The new division has been bolstered by a dedicated Ogilvie Rental website – www.ogilvie-rental.co.uk – and an expanded rental team, up to nine people from seven in the past 12 months and with further sales people due to be recruited.

The launch of the division comes as Ogilvie Fleet reports significant growth in its short-term hire business, which is now a £4.5m a year operation – up around 27% on the previous 12 months – with an expectation that turnover will top £5 million in 2018.

The last 15 months has also seen Ogilvie Fleet strengthen its daily rental business with the introduction of its own fleet of around 130 vehicles – comprising early-terminated leased vehicles from a wide cross-section of makes and models – to offer a flexible lease product.

Jim Hannah, operations director, Ogilvie Fleet, said: “The daily rental solution we are able to offer is a win-win for our customers in terms of both cost and service.”For more of the latest industry news, click here.

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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.