The Salvation Army appoints Venson for fleet supply
Venson has replaced another leasing firm following a competitive tender process conducted by the church and registered charity and joins incumbent supplier ALD Automotive.
Salvation Army fleet controller Peter Bonney explained: ‘We selected Venson Automotive Solutions because it was competitive on price and our tender selection panel was keen to have one independent and one bank-owned supplier.’
The process of deciding which leasing provider supplies each company car is decided by price, with Venson Automotive Solutions compiling a quarterly monthly rental list from which Salvation Army company car drivers select their vehicle of choice, with a trade-up or trade-down option also available.
The Salvation Army runs a 750-strong company car fleet on three-year/51,000-mile contracts. Previously all-diesel, the fleet is now being switched to petrol-engined models following a comprehensive review of available cars and whole-life costs, including new technologies with regards to fuel type and fuel economy.
Venson has so far supplied around 40 company cars to The Salvation Army and has around a further 50 on order.
The contract hire with full maintenance deal also includes provision for short-term rental vehicles and pre-contract vehicles. In the future The Salvation Army will utilise Venson Interactive, Venson Automotive Solutions’ online quoting and management reporting system.