Britvic, one of Europe’s largest soft drinks manufacturers, has saved more than £70,000 following a review of their commercial vehicles.
Lex Autolease, one of the UK’s leading fleet management specialist, worked with Britvic to determine ways to reduce the company’s carbon footprint and deliver cost savings across Britvic’s fleet of 527 vehicles.
A key part of this review was the introduction of 75 new VW Caddy Maxi vans with BlueMotion engines to replace older and less fuel efficient vehicles on the fleet. This move reduced annual carbon emissions by more than 90 tonnes. As part of the fleet improvements sat-navs and cruise control were included in these vehicles as standard.
The review also involved analysis of vehicle usage and the loads they carry. This move helped Britvic to shed a collective 2.4 tonnes of unnecessary stock carried across the fleet, which produced significant improvements in fuel efficiency.
Telematics technologies have been bolstered within Britvic’s fleet to maintain the level of fuel efficiency and improve ease and quality of information collecting. This is now managed by a specialist team at Lex Autolease.
Simon Mohun, Regional Technical Service Manager at Britvic said: “Our relationship with Lex Autolease is working really well and we feel like partners who are making significant strides in the right direction together.”
Vicki Hodgson, Corporate Relationship Manager at Lex Autolease, commented on the success of the partnership: “By taking a collaborative, partnership approach with Britvic’s technical services team, we were able to make this a strategic, business-focused project that created significant benefits as well as excelled cost savings. The starting point was really getting to grips with how Britvic worked and what they wanted to achieve.”