Fraikin is replenishing its existing 1,000-strong rental fleet with an order for over 200 new vehicles in response to a rise in demand and replacement of older fleet.
The new order comprises a range of vehicles suited to particular markets.
This includes 159 vehicles, a mix of 7.5t, 18t and 26t rigid box vans and curtainsiders and a number of tractor units, which have been supplied by MAN and bodies manufactured by Cartwright.
Furthermore in order to provide additional flexibility for customers, Fraikin has also taken delivery of 30 Volkswagen Crafters with extra-long wheelbases together with 30 Ford Transit Luton vans with tail-lifts - a first for the company
Mark Newnes, operations director of Fraikin, said: “Companies are increasingly seeking to source vehicles on a rental basis so we are updating our rental fleet in response to continued customer demand.
“We have also noticed a growing trend of companies looking to rent vehicles to give them maximum flexibility in managing their fleets.
“Fraikin has an established rental fleet of 1,000 vehicles which operates across the UK out of its network of workshops and is well placed to service the rental market as it continues to grow.”
Fraikin operates a fleet of nearly 20,000 vehicles and a network of workshops nationwide.
The company also operates its own 24-hour breakdown recovery service that is co-ordinated from its own call centre at Oldbury, West Midlands.