The focus on vehicle servicing is part of Kwik Fit's plan to expand into this area, with the company reporting significant growth in fleet mechanical work last year: vehicle brake-related work and MoTs increasing 51% and 21% respectively.
Kwik Fit also aims to capture light commercial vehicle business at the show, citing “Kwik Fit Plus” Centres equipped with five-tonne lifts and MoTs on Class 7 vans as examples of its commitment to the sector.
Commenting on Kwik Fit's plans for the show, fleet director Peter Lambert, said: ‘The Commercial Vehicle Show is the shop window for commercial vehicle operators. In recent years we have continued to expand our focus on this sector of the market and that is reflected in an increasing number of van operators using our centre and mobile services.
‘Minimising vehicle downtime is critical to LCV operators so further centre developments and the continuing evolvement of our mobile offering will improve fleet operating performance. Our entire van proposition is designed to deliver an efficient and cost effective service and minimise vehicle downtime among our fleet customers.
‘Importantly, this is reflected in our decision to stock a significantly broader range of light commercial vehicle tyres, which means a faster and more efficient service in terms of technicians replacing worn and damaged tyres, and ensuring our centres are capable of handling vans of all shapes and sizes, including the very largest,’ he added.