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Automotive Leasing win 120-strong Merlin Housing deal

By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 12:00

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DEAL: Merlin Housing add 120 Mercedes vans

Automotive Leasing are providing 120 commercial vehicles to Merlin Housing Society in a new bumper five-year deal.

The company, the specialist public sector division of LeasePlan, provided the Mercedes fleet in April to Merlin’s operation staff, who carry out maintenance on 8,000 properties.

All vehicles are fully racked and liveried with the Merlin Housing Society signage.

Automotive Leasing’s win was also credited to them being the first-ranked supplier on Procurement for Housing’s prestigious framework agreement.

Merlin Housing Society previously used a combination of rented, owned and contract hire vehicles.

Tim Meadows, Brand Director at Automotive Leasing, said: “We are thrilled to have won the Merlin Housing Society contract and we are looking forward to working together over the next few years.

“The Automotive Leasing team worked incredibly hard to secure the deal with Mercedes to put forward a very competitive offer.

“Our first ranked supplier status on the Procurement for Housing framework also continues to demonstrate our commitment to the sector.”

Winston Williams, Managing Director of Property Solutions at Merlin Housing Society, added: “Whilst evaluating our commercial fleet, it became clear that we needed one central supplier for all our vehicles and Automotive Leasing’s consolidated fleet offering ticked all the boxes.

“We are excited to work with the team and are delighted with the Mercedes vehicles.”

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