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ARI Fleet help the RSPCA save £500,000

By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 14:00

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SAVE: RSPCA make £500,000 cutback

ARI Fleet have helped the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) save more than £500,000 on their 686-strong van fleet in three years.

The fleet management company and the RSPCA worked alongside Tevo, a van fittings business, to improve functionality of all vans’ interior racking systems and equipment lifecycle.

In doing so, the interior fitment can now last three times longer than the average vehicle lifespan, equating to an approximate saving of £900 per van.

The RSPCA are now also saving £5,000 per month on planned maintenance costs through use of ARI’s network of garages.

ARI also connected the RSPCA with a Volkswagen dealer for the supply and delivery of vehicles which, combined with the Tevo build schedule, has reduced supply time by two days.

Gary Dinsey, Fleet Account Manager at ARI Fleet UK, said: “This project was incredibly rewarding as the funds previously being spent on van fittings may now be used to support the RSPCA’s primary goal of helping animals.

“The RSPCA was moving away from Citroen vans to Volkswagen, presenting an ideal opportunity for us to work in conjunction with the client and Tevo, to look at the operational requirements and standardise the van interior layout and equipment requirements.”

Vickie Malyon, Head of Procurement at the RSPCA, added: “The RSPCA is funded primarily by voluntary donations and legacies and as such, cutting costs was a primary goal in working with ARI.

“We found ARI’s in-depth knowledge of the industry to be invaluable in making this process not only smooth but cost efficient.

“Establishing a new supply chain is always challenging but ARI used connections within the industry to ensure the transition went off without a hitch.”

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