Auto Windscreens and Michelin join ICFM’s corporate investor programme
Two of the best known brands in the fleet industry - Auto
Windscreens and Michelin - have become the latest companies to sign-up to
ICFM’s recently-launched Corporate Investor Programme.
Both companies have joined at Affiliate Investor level,
which enables them to participate in ICFM events and gain access to the
organisation’s wealth of resources.
Designed to appeal to employers that provide a wide-range of
products and services to fleets, ICFM’s Corporate Investor Programme is in
addition to its long-established three levels of individual membership.
The aim of the Corporate Investor Programme is to further
raise the standards of fleet industry professionals and overcome a possible
skills and knowledge shortage inside many employers. Additionally, member
businesses also become more closely involved in ICFM initiatives, which include
training for employees, the organisation’s annual conference and Masterclasses
on key industry issues.
Rupert Armitage, managing director of the automotive glass
repair and replacement company, said: “Auto Windscreens is looking forward to
working with ICFM and its membership to help provide education on the rapidly
changing world of glass and the requirement to recalibrate the front-facing
cameras that are used or a variety of the Advanced Driving Assistance Systems
on today’s vehicles.”
Operating a 300-strong fleet of mobile units and scheduled
to double its nationwide network of fitting hubs from 30 to 60 by the beginning
of September, Mr Armitage said: “Our long-term support for ICFM will also see
Auto Windscreens engage with the organisation for any training needs our
“ICFM can be the conduit for Auto Windscreens to increase
its work with fleet decision-makers and provide advice and information and key
vehicle glass repair and replacement issues, while we can tap into the
organisation’s knowledge base and the experiences of its members.”
Meanwhile, Jonathan Layton, national fleet sales manager at
the leading tyre company, said:
“Having been associated for many years with the ICFM
conference, Michelin is very pleased to strengthen its ties with the
organisation as an Affiliate Investor.
“When good tyres are combined with an effective tyre
management policy, they can help fleet mobility managers save money at the same
time as keeping their drivers safe. We really welcome the opportunity to
contribute to the ICFM’s Masterclass programme by sharing our experience and
expertise throughout the fleet sector.”
ICFM sales director Peter Eldridge said: “We are delighted
that such well-known fleet industry suppliers as Auto Windscreens and Michelin
have each recognised the value that ICFM can deliver through the Corporate
Investor Programme and have joined at Affiliate level.
“We hope that many other businesses will clearly see the
value for money benefits of membership and the training and learning
opportunities available and then enrol their employees in the various courses
and attend our events, whether that be the ICFM’s annual conference or its
Masterclasses tackling key fleet decision-maker issues.
“Investment in ICFM adds credibility and value to businesses
and their employees and provides an invaluable network of contacts and