Ensafe Consultants appoint Fleet Alliance to manage fleet
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 11:00
A fleet-ing glimpse of the e-fleet platform
Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourers recommended as the workhorse for Ensafe
Environmental consultancy Ensafe Consultants has appointed Fleet Alliance to manage its mixed fleet of 50 vehicles. The partnership comes based on the strength of its products and customer service offering during an industry-wide exercise.
Ensafe are one of the UK’s leading independent asbestos consultancies, offering professional, high quality and cost effective tailor made solutions to its clients across the UK.
The company operates a mixed fleet of cars and vans, primarily for project managers and consultants, and wanted to reduce fleet costs and CO2 emissions, while ensuring the duty of care to its employees was kept at the highest standard possible. Alongside this, they wanted to improve the fleet reporting capabilities.
“We were keen to appoint a fleet partner which would work with us, firstly, to assist with the management of the fleet and, secondly, to provide all the things you would expect from a fleet provider, including competitive pricing, appropriate vehicles and an online management tool,” said Peter West, Facilities Manager at Ensafe.
“After what was a rather long procurement task with multiple firms offering their services to us, we decided to appoint Fleet Alliance primarily because of the strength of the product offering and the level of customer service they could offer.
Following an analysis of whole life costs, Fleet Alliance was able to provide Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourers as the workhorse for Ensafe project managers and consultants, to replace their previous Volkswagen Caddy Vans and Ford Mondeos.
The Ensafe fleet is now being managed online through Fleet Alliance’s state-of-the art fleet management system, e-fleet, which offers an extensive and comprehensive suite of reports and allows the interrogation of any aspect of the fleet operation.
The e-fleet platform has the scalability, capacity and flexibility to handle the administration of fleets from five cars to more than 5,000, and is accessible from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day.
Peter West added: “We find the e-fleet system brilliant to use and it is proving to be a complete end-to-end fleet management solution with an integrated suite of management information reports that allow us to dig deeper into any aspect of the fleet,” he said.
“Prior to using e-fleet, we had a system of manual spreadsheets which were very laborious and sometimes inherent with errors. Now, we can chart the movement of all our drivers far more accurately online which makes a variety of tasks, such the production of P11D reports, far more straightforward,” he added.