BNP Paribas Rental Solutions has made a move into the traffic management market, with A Cones announced as its first customer.
Traffic management will now stand alongside other specialist markets of the business including, fuel, waste and recycling, builders merchants, retail, utilities and temperature control.
The fleet deal with A Cones involves a full contract hire fleet management solution for 10 18-tonne Mercedes Antos Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV’s).
With safety as its top priority, A Cones has enlisted Highway Care, a supplier and installer of highway and security road barrier systems and mobile traffic products, to equip the vehicles with LED Vertical Light Arrows and SS90 Crash Cushions.
Once in service, the vehicles will be used to close lanes on motorways and other roads so that workers can carry out repairs and maintenance.
The SS90 Crash Cushions have been put in place to help absorb rear end impacts to the vehicle, protecting the lives of both workers and vehicle drivers. As a further safety feature, the vehicle is equipped with a 6-camera live and recordable system to allow workers to monitor and manage safety.
As part of the solution provided to A Cones, BNP Paribas Rental Solutions worked alongside the business to select Bevan Group and Mercedes as the commercial vehicle bodybuilder and manufacturing partner respectively.
Benoit Laflamme, head of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions, said: “Our launch into the traffic management market introduces a specialist solution that is tailored to the unique requirements of the industry.
“As businesses offering flexible and tailored solutions to customers, BNP Paribas Rental Solutions and Highway Care will be able to effectively and efficiently handle requirements related to both financing, and maintaining the safety of the public, highway workers and drivers.
“We are delighted to welcome A Cones as our launch partner with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.”
Steven Pope, director of A Cones, added: “From our first meeting with BNP Paribas Rental Solutions we knew that they were the trusted partner that could provide us with the turnkey solutions we had been looking for. They were able to offer us with everything we needed, including partner recommendations, so that we could have peace of mind that the work was being carried out to the high standards we are known for.
“We look forward to continuing to build on our relationship with BNP Paribas Rental Solutions and working with their specialist Traffic Management experts for our future fleet needs.”