Dairy Crest appoints Lex Autolease as sole fleet supplier

Dairy Crest has appointed Lex Autolease as its sole fleet supplier in a three-year £35m deal.†

Through the deal, the chilled dairy foods company will be supplied with a minimum total of 1,500 vehicles, including a 500-strong car fleet made up of Audis, BMWs, Hondas and Volkswagens.

The new vehicles will be leased on a contract-hire basis utilising in-house maintenance facilities, and mobile engineers contracted by Lex Autolease. Dairy Crest will also be assigned an internal fleet manager who will analyse fleet data and make recommendations that will deliver continuous improvement for the fleet

Ian Sorensen, warehouse and distribution category manager at Dairy Crest, said: “Lex Autolease has been able to provide us with the total solution for our fleet needs including extensive commercial vehicle expertise through their specialist commercial vehicle unit.†

By consolidating our suppliers and by working in close consultation with Lex Autolease’s team, we have been able to effectively increase efficiency and drive down our fleet costs.

.Adrian Hurley, corporate development director at Lex Autolease, added: “We are delighted to have been awarded the sole supply contract for the Dairy Crest fleet and look forward to a long and mutually-rewarding relationship.

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