Europcar has invested in a new Van Supersite in Cardiff to support local businesses with access to rental vehicles and fleet support.
The new site is located two miles from Cardiff city centre and is the latest in a chain of 12 Van Supersites across the UK.
Lewis Grand, territory manager South West & Wales at Europcar, said: “The Welsh economy is fighting back from the impact of Covid-19 with recent data suggesting that there is a real boom of entrepreneurs setting up their own businesses; many tapping into the online marketplace.
“For those businesses, as well as other enterprises supporting the important infrastructure projects going on in the country, there is a need for vans and other specialist vehicles. But what these organisations want to avoid is long-term financial commitments to vehicles, particularly as the fluctuation in demand over the last year has proved to be hugely draining on cashflow.
“For businesses that are not sure about committing to a new lease agreement, access to a new or nearly new, low emission vehicle, as and when it is needed makes commercial sense. It gives companies the flexibility they need to meet customer demand, while allowing them to keep cash where it is needed most - within the business.
“Unlike traditional leasing arrangements or outright purchase, rental allows businesses to benefit from ‘usership’ without the associated and often costly downsides of ownership.”
Standard short and long wheel base vans are available from as little as four hours after booking. For businesses looking for bespoke specialist vehicles there is a range of optional features on offer such as full livery, built in racking, tow bars and beacons. Chapter Eight vehicles are also ready and waiting for businesses that operate on the roads or railways.
South Wales was previously served by Europcar’s Bristol operation. The new centre allows the hire company to provide a more local, on the doorstep, service for urgent bookings from businesses in South Wales as well as reduce the Delivery & Collection miles driven.