FleetEurope’s SelectPlus mini lease service offers Orchid a flexible van alternative
Orchid, which claims to be one of the UK’s leading field
marketing agencies, has chosen FleetEurope for the provision of 35 customised
Peugeot Expert vans, as part of a two-year flexible mini lease arrangement.
The vans were sourced and personalised with branded vehicle
wraps before being delivered to Orchid’s drivers at multiple locations
throughout the UK. The new fleet was required within a very short timeframe as
part of a merchandising strategy for global drinks brand Carabao, one of
Orchid’s largest clients.
Orchid had previously been operating a fleet of Volkswagen
Transporters and Ford Transit Custom vans on three-year contract hire
agreements. A detailed proposal from FleetEurope revealed that Orchid could
make a cost neutral switch from long-term leasing to FleetEurope’s flexible
Orchid’s new commercial fleet includes servicing,
maintenance, breakdown cover, a dedicated customer service and account
management team, plus access to an online vehicle management system, offering
detailed management reporting 24/7.
The vans are also covered by FleetEurope’s De-Risk service,
which provides inclusive financial cover for light damage incurred to the
vehicles, valued at less than £1,000 to repair, regardless of who is at fault.
The cover includes damage to the bodywork, tyres, alloys and windscreen, as
well as replacement keys and misfuelling call-outs.
De-Risk is anticipated to save Orchid more than £10,000 per
year in vehicle damage claims and alleviate the administrative and financial
burden of dealing with the claims process, freeing up valuable internal
resources to focus on managing their core business.
Kelly Milne, recruitment and operations manager at Orchid,
said: “We were looking for a fully managed fleet service that allowed us to
off-hire vehicles at short notice without incurring expensive termination
charges. SelectPlus was the perfect solution, allowing us the flexibility to
make changes to the fleet in-line with the changing needs of our business.”
FleetEurope’s chief operating officer, Joe Howick said: “This
is just one example of many businesses realising the benefits of switching their
vehicle fleet from long-term leasing to a more flexible mini-lease arrangement.
rental volumes have surged in recent years to the point where 78% of the
current rental days transacted are for periods of 28 days or longer. I’m confident
this trend will continue to increase as businesses look to remove the risk of
making long-term financial commitments in relation to the mobility of their