Fraikin, UK contract hire, rental and fleet management solutions provider has invested heavily to acquire over 400 new commercial vehicles to replenish and expand its nationwide rental fleet.
The refreshment and expansion of the fleet has been undertaken to meet the demands of Fraikins increasing customer base and to support future company growth objectives. The rental fleet provides a broad level of vehicle variety and flexibility to cover Fraikins customer requirements ranging from 3.5 tonne vans, through the full range of rigid and curtainside rigids to tractor units and highly specialist vehicles.
Peter Backhouse, CEO of Fraikin commented "this continues our investment plans which also include new technologies, depots, and equipment, all of which are targeted to provide our customers with the very best service experience. Our rental fleet is often the first point of contact our customers have with us and it is important that we supply a modern, clean, reliable, and suitable vehicle for their needs".
The new vehicles comprise of 220 MAN vehicles from the TGX, TGM, TGL and TGS ranges including 7.5 tonne, 18 tonne and 26 tonne rigids and further 100 tractor units. In addition 135 Mercedes-Benz Atego 7.5 tonne rigid boxes with tailifts, 35 Iveco EuroCargo and 10 Renault Midlum boxes split across a 7.5 tonne and 18 tonne weight ranges.
The new fleet includes both dry and refrigerated vehicle derivatives as Fraikin seeks to meet market demand and utilise its extensive industry experience and operational knowledge to provide solutions to its target markets and the refrigerated transport sector.
Fraikin has long been established as one of the leading commercial vehicles solutions providers in the UK and is the largest in Europe. The contract hire specialist manages more than 12,000 vehicles with a broad portfolio of customers across a range of industries. The company prides itself on its customer service and ability to adapt to different customer requirements which comes from 35 years experience in the UK marketplace.