Fraikin expands Lyreco contract by more than 80%

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Fraikin is delivering more than 170 new 3.5-tonne Renault Master long wheelbase vans to office products supplier Lyreco.

The new vehicles are being supplied on a four year full service contract hire basis to support Lyreco in fulfilling its next-day delivery promise to customers.

The company’s 2016 fleet investment includes an initial batch of 89 new Master vans, which are replacing assets previously supplied via an alternate provider. In July Fraikin will commence delivery of phase two of the deal, with a further 83 Master vans to replace older Fraikin assets in the fleet.

Jennie Lucas, national distribution manager, Lyreco, says: “Fraikin plays an integral role in maximising our fleet uptime and efficiency, which in turn means we can keep our next-day delivery promise. Their proven track record was key to renewing the 10-year relationship, and part of the decision to extend their share of our fleet.”

Fraikin will maximise fleet uptime by taking care of all vehicle servicing overnight and at weekends, with a collection and delivery service to make it hassle-free for Lyreco.

Replacement vehicles will also be provided in the event of a contract vehicle suffering unexpected downtime, sourced from Fraikin’s own 1,200-strong rental fleet – with a commitment to being able to supply the specification of van preferred by Lyreco.

Lyreco is also able to monitor its fleet through Fraikinview – a web portal which enables vehicle defects to be reported online and provides up-to-the-minute progress of vehicle breakdowns.

It also lists planned maintenance work, helping Lyreco optimise fleet scheduling, and hosts important vehicle documentation, service records and fleet information to aid compliance.

The new deliveries will join a 280-strong commercial vehicle fleet operated by Lyreco, which also includes a combination of five-tonne panel vans and 7.5-tonne rigids. They will be spread across Lyreco’s national network, with each van expected to cover up to 30,000 miles a year and be on the road up to six days a week. 

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