CLM provides fleet at Center Parcs’ new holiday Village
By Jack Stocks
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:30
DEAL: CLM celebrate continued collaboration
Center Parcs has purchased 35 electric and low carbon vehicles from fleet management specialist, CLM, after opening its latest Village at Woburn Forest, Bedfordshire.
The new vehicles form part of Center Parcs’ overall fleet of 175 vehicles, based at its existing four short-break locations.
CLM manages in excess of 12,000 vehicles on behalf of UK corporate clients and has worked with Center Parcs since 2007.
Center Parcs’ environmental policy, formed in collaboration with CLM, has a minimum ‘green’ standard.
Policy dictates that no petrol vehicles are to be used at all, diesel vehicles must meet the latest European specification and electric vehicles are to be introduced wherever practical.
The Woburn Forest fleet includes nine Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric vans for on-site work, and two Renault Kangoo diesel vans which go off-site.
There are also three Toyota Auris Hybrids, three Toyota Hilux double-cab diesels, five Ford 17-seater Transit minibuses, nine Mercedes Vito diesel vans, a further Ford Transit with Tail lift , a Mercedes Vito eight-seater Traveliner and a specially-converted Renault Trafic for disabled and other guests who have mobility challenges.
Woburn’s Medical Team uses a Subaru Forester 4×4 which has been fitted-out as a paramedic vehicle.
Mike Henderson, Projects Manager – Operations at Center Parcs UK, said: “We are delighted to have been able to open our newest Village and we are thrilled with the excellent reaction and feedback from guests.
“Integral to our operation, which welcomes 1.7million guests on a 24/7, 365 days a year basis, has been the very successful partnership we have formed with CLM, our specialist fleet management partner since 2007.
“It is also very important for us that the vehicles selected are as environmentally friendly as possible as this drives all our aspirations.
“We are committed to being as green as possible, we want to invest in the latest technology, and consistently reduce our carbon footprint wherever practically possible.”