Caerphilly County Borough Council Awards 'Biggest Ever' Fleet Contract To SFS

2017-06-06 00:00:00

Contract hire and fleet management provider, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) is celebrating winning a 7-year fleet replacement contract from Caerphilly County Borough Council. The contract involves the provision of over 350 vehicles.

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “We are looking forward to working with Caerphilly and delighted to be providing their new fleet as well as assisting them in the running of their workshop. We have a proven track record in the successful provision of large, diverse fleets as well as assisting councils to make their operations more efficient. We are confident we can add value to the council’s service provision.”

The contract comprises a wide range of vehicles including vans, tippers, gully machines, sweepers, tractors and grounds maintenance equipment. Whilst a small number of vehicles will be delivered during May and June, the first big tranche of 180  vehicles will arrive in September. The new ‘fit for purpose’ fleet will have the correct specification and interior design, as well as the latest lighting and safety equipment, to improve service and efficiency.

Mary Powell, Fleet Manager, Caerphilly County Borough Council said: “This is a very exciting time for us as an authority and we are looking forward to the future. SFS has the perfect combination of skills, knowledge and resources to help us improve the efficiency of our operations and the delivery of services. The contract is very flexible and there are a host of community benefits such as future proofing our workshop, apprenticeship schemes, and improving health and safety standards. It isn’t just about vehicles and maintenance.”

SFS has been delivering contract hire, fleet and workshop management solutions to the public and private sector since 1992. With a network of workshops and its own municipal vehicle hire division, SFS can provide the full range of vehicle and plant solutions from short-term vehicle hire to meeting the most complex fleet requirements.

Mary Powell added: “We will be taking advantage of SFS’s expertise across workshops, vehicles, safety and back office, as well as adopting their fleet management system to control and monitor vehicles.”

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