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Midland Heart signs up LeasePlan UK for vans

Midland Heart has appointed LeasePlan UK to supply vehicles and maintenance to support its housing services under a new five-year deal. 

The contract provides Midland Heart’s House Maintenance teams as well as its Rangers team with commercial vehicles and associated services

LeasePlan will provide 69 Vauxhall commercial vehicles for the housing association’s In House Maintenance teams as well as its Rangers team, which conducts safety checks. The contract also covers value-add services such as full maintenance, tyres, breakdown cover and rental vehicles, which will help to reduce vehicle offroad time for crucial parts of the housing association’s business.

Greg Lakin, director of assets and delivery, Midland Heart, said: “We have worked closely with LeasePlan to tailor the vehicles for our specific needs as they are required for a wide variety of tasks across our housing portfolio. Having the right type of vehicle with high safety and reliability standards for the teams that use them is a key aspect of delivering repairs and other services to our customers.

“The combination of a new, more efficient fleet, the opportunity to improve cost effectiveness, and the support with helping us to reduce issues such as downtime due to a vehicle being off the road, made this an attractive agreement.”

Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK added: “We’ve had the privilege of supporting the housing sector for over 20 years, and we know the importance and value of business critical vehicles like these. The partnership with Midland Heart demonstrates our commitment to supporting businesses that rely so heavily on their fleet to carry out critical operations and we are delighted to play our part.”

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Written by 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.

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