Burnt Tree is providing Lyreco with 57 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 513 integral vans on a full five-year contract hire deal.
The deal includes FleetForce, Burnt Tree’s online fleet management tool. Burnt Tree has also supplied Lyreco with a 7.5-tonne DAF rigid box van with tail lift and a Volkswagen Caddy Maxi van.
Burnt Tree has been the principal supplier of 3.5-tonne flexible rental vehicles for Lyreco since 2010.
Jennie Lucas, national distribution manager at Lyreco said: “When we were looking to replace our five-tonne vehicles, Burnt Tree impressed us not only with the service that we had received with our previous 3.5-tonne vehicles from them but also with their FleetForce fleet maintenance programme that was now available to us. The impressive range of fleet management information that is available through FleetForce was a major selling point to us as these five-tonne vehicles fall within the scope of our operator’s licence.”
Lyreco are one of the UK’s fastest growing office supplies companies and, within their distribution fleet, they utilise a considerable number of five-tonne vehicles, finding them to be far more flexible, offering better productivity than 3.5-tonners, for the distribution of key weight related products.
At the handover of the first of the new five-tonne vehicles, Tracey Cox, business development manager at Burnt Tree said: “Having been involved with Lyreco since 2010, we have been able to forge strong links between the two companies over this four-year period. We are looking forward to further developing this close relationship over the working life of these additional vehicles."
The first 30 new five-tonne vehicles from Burnt Tree have just gone into service within the national Lyreco distribution fleet, with the balance being delivered into Lyreco later this month.