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Richard Irvin FM upgrades fleet to fuel-efficient vans

Facilities management specialist Richard Irvin FM Limited has rapidly upgraded part of its fleet to fuel-efficient vans under a new contract hire deal.

The vehicles – a mix of Volkswagen Crafter panel vans and Vauxhall Vivaros – will be used by the Richard Irvin FM team to serve commercial property and housing customers with planned and reactive maintenance

The vehicles – a mix of Volkswagen Crafter panel vans and Vauxhall Vivaros – will be used by the Richard Irvin FM team to serve commercial property and housing customers with planned and reactive maintenance, comprehensive plant and system replacement and upgrades, as well as carry out full project management services.

The deal for 91 light commercial vehicles was signed with Asset Alliance Group after the leading commercial vehicle leasing firm was recommended by word of mouth. The deal was based on speed of supply and the quality of Asset Alliance Group’s full-service offer.

Mark Ritchie, Richard Irvin FM’s finance and support services director, added: “They were able to replace our whole fleet on a short timescale whilst navigating the pandemic and they worked safely with us throughout the whole process. We wanted a partner who could offer us the best possible service with national coverage which is what we have got with Asset Alliance Group. They have provided us with the exact models we wanted and worked closely with us to create a tailor-made plan for the management of our fleet.

“As we continue to grow and expand our business, it is important that our workforce is equipped to work safely and efficiently. These new fuel-efficient vans, have also provided us with a great opportunity to share our refreshed brand into the communities that we serve.”

The vehicles have been supplied on a full fleet management package including SMR and tyres, and the Richard Irvin FM team will also have access to an online portal which collates compliance records, maintenance schedules and servicing information in a single dashboard.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

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