Paragon to manage Volvo fleet under bumper new contract
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 08:30
PARTNERS: Volvo and Paragon join forces
Paragon Group are to manage all of Volvo’s fleets under a major new deal.
The bumper contract involves the management of Volvo’s press and events fleet, their company vehicles, short-term fleets and used car programme.
Managed from their sites at Immingham, Thurleigh and Upper Heyford, along with their ability to drive vehicle sales through Intellifleet, the contract marks the onset of relations between Paragon and Volvo.
Selwyn Cooper, National Corporate Operations Manager at Volvo, said: ‘We’re very excited to be working with Paragon and the opportunities it presents and we’ve been very impressed with the hard work shown by Paragon to date to get the contract up and running.
“Paragon’s commercial approach and its offering including I-Demo, I-Press, and the ability to see all our data via I-Sight and Intellifleet enables us to work efficiently and focus on what’s ultimately important – sales.”
Judy Ward, Group Account Director at Paragon, added: ‘We’re delighted that Volvo has chosen to work with Paragon.
“Volvo is focussed on driving greater value from its considerable fleet investment and we have a number of initiatives in place to meet their objectives.”
Paragon’s account teams and drivers have undertaken extensive training and Volvo product familiarisation, enabling them to experience the new Volvo models first hand.
Their integrated Intellifleet service offers fleet sales support to help Volvo control the sales process by identifying prospects, managing customer contact and assisting the field sales teams, while measuring the return on investment.
Intellifleet also provides analysis, individual insight and recommendations to impact sales strategy.
Paragon are the UK’s leading fleet vehicle processing and captive fleet management company.