Butcher and game dealer Aberdeenshire Larder has awarded a deal for five refrigerated 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans to Fraikin.
The vans have been supplied on a three-year full-service contract hire deal, marking the first time both companies have worked together, with maintenance and servicing to be managed by Fraikin through an approved third-party provider.
The new vehicles join a seven-strong fleet and replace older variants previously on contract hire from another supplier, alongside two light commercials owned by the customer. They will deliver fresh and frozen meat products to catering and retail customers across mainland Scotland six days a week.
Aberdeenshire Larder awarded the deal based on Fraikin’s ability to proactively manage all maintenance and servicing around the customer’s hours of operation.
Vicki Moir, business development manager, said: “We’ve used contract hire in the past, but it was clear from the outset that Fraikin were offering that little bit more. They quickly understood our needs as a business, suggested the ideal vehicles for our operation and offered additional benefits that helped to reassure us that our fleet is in good hands – now, we’re able to really focus on growing the company.”