TOM Vehicle Rental will be using Epyx’s 1link Hire Network e-commerce platform to drive expansion into England.
The platform will provide online management of daily rental, including multi-supplier quotes and bookings.
As part of its growth plans, the Airdrie-based company has opened sites at Castleford and London in recent months in addition to established branches in Manchester and Nottingham as well as five in Scotland.
The company has already increased its fleet size from 1,500 vehicles in 2010 to more than 10,500 today as well as constructing a nationwide repair and service network of 400 partners.
David Love, director of vehicle rental at TOM, explained that 1link Hire Network daily rental e-commerce platform would be used by TOM as a means to offer its services online directly to potential customers close to its new branches.
He said: “1link Hire Network will help us to open our services to larger leasing companies and other fleets through our new sites who may not currently be aware of TOM, the depth of our vehicle range or the strength of our service levels.
“As with any newcomer, we expect a natural level of interest from potential customers about who we are, where we’ve come from and how we do business but we very much welcome this.
“We’re a family business and have been fine-tuning our rental proposition for nearly 25 years now, so we are confident customers will like the service we can offer.”
He added: “Our success has been very much based on satisfying the needs of our customers, often by innovating and doing things a little differently.
“Our commitment is to go the extra mile to ensure that we look after them and continue to enjoy their business.”