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Fleet Alliance to continue management of 240-strong Pets at Home fleet

By Kyle Linsay
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 15:00

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PARTNERS: Simon McKee, of Pets at Home

Fleet Alliance are to continue managing the 240-strong fleet of pet care retailer Pets at Home.

The leasing and management specialist are responsible for all day-to-day fleet administration, including invoice consolidation, licence checking, insurance updates, servicing and MOT reminders.

All vehicles are recorded electronically through Fleet Alliance’s e-fleet system, which offers a suite of reports allowing interrogation of all aspects of the fleet operation.

Simon McKee, Travel and Fleet Manager at Pets at Home, said: “Fleet Alliance’s first rate service levels and their ability to reduce acquisition costs have been major factors in our decision.

“The new e-fleet app for drivers which Fleet Alliance launched recently will improve the effectiveness of the e-fleet platform and support me further by providing a more effective interface with drivers on an individual basis.”

Pets at Home’s fleet mainly comprises of premium Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen vehicles.

Many cars travel more than 100,000miles over the three-year leasing period, with area managers being the most common company car users.

New vehicles are sourced through a combination of Fleet Alliance’s competitive tendering solution and special terms negotiated with supplying dealers.

Pets at Home have consequentially reduced acquisition costs by a typical 14.7% over the past 12months.

Martin Brown, Managing Director of Fleet Alliance, said: “Naturally, we are delighted to have been re-selected by Pets at Home to help manage its growing fleet throughout the UK.

“We will work closely with them to provide the measures and solutions to drive efficiencies across the fleet and generate significant cost savings in a number of key areas.”

Pets at Home have more than 350 stores across the UK, employing around 6,300 people across the country.

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