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Eight new Mercedes minibuses for Fresenius from Euroway vehicle contract hire

In a deal that shows the scope and flexibility of its contract hire programme, Euroway has secured its first ever deal with Fresenius Renal Service, supplying eight new Mercedes Sprinter 311 minibuses that have been converted for patient transport.

Fresenius Renal Service, part of the Fresenius Medical Care organisation, are the largest supplier of fluids and equipment for kidney dialysis, operating clinics across the UK. They are using the new nine-seater Mercedes minibuses to transport dialysis patients to and from their clinics in Windsor, Colchester and Boston.

"Although this is the first time that Fresenius has worked with Euroway, we have had a long-standing relationship with key Euroway staff. During the contract negotiations, Euroway were able to demonstrate that they could fully meet our detailed specification and we now look forward to a successful working partnership, between our two companies, over the next five years," said Mick Daws, National Logistics Manager, Fresenius Medical Care UK.

With the deal being arranged in conjunction with Juliet Smith of Indelease Independent Vehicle Solutions, the vehicles have been acquired by Fresenius on an all-inclusive five-year contract hire programme that includes Euroway’s popular FleetSure maintenance programme as well as replacement vehicle back up. The new high spec minibuses have been specified with rear tail lifts for wheelchair access as well as automatic climate control. They will be covering between 55,000 and 80,000 miles per annum operating on the company’s six-day a week patient service.

"At Euroway, we have the expertise to supply a full cross-section of vehicles to meet our customers individual requirements. When Fresenius approached us, through Indelease, with this unusual minibus specification, we were able to source the vehicles quickly and efficiently, arrange the body conversion and even source replacement vehicles, to their specification and budget," said Geoff Howard, Sales and Marketing Director, Euroway Ltd.

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