Prestige Fleet Servicing reaches 1m vehicles thanks to new client wins

Prestige Fleet Servicing (Prestige) has seen the total number of vehicles its portfolio of clients manage reach the magic one million vehicle mark, thanks to a series of new business wins.

Recent client successes include a major vehicle auction house, a leading breakdown and recovery operator, a UK vehicle warranty provider and several key corporate fleets. And the company's most recent three-year, multi-thousand vehicle contract takes the number of vehicles within Prestige's client portfolio to within touching distance of one million vehicles for the first time.

To cope with the additional demand, Prestige which specialises in cost effective added-value servicing to fleet operators throughout the UK, is now looking to further expand its network of service centres.

The Prestige network currently stands at 305 centres following its latest appointment in Milton Keynes, and the company is aiming for around 350 outlets by the end of this year.

This is in line with its ongoing expansion plans which have seen it grow by 33% from 230 outlets just 15 months ago. And the East Midlands-based operation is now looking to strengthen its presence geographically in key parts of the country.

These include Scotland, where it has just added additional service centres in Aberdeen, Dundee and Greenock to supplement existing outlets in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Aberdeen.

In Northern Ireland, it has added a fourth centre to its existing three outlets and strengthened its light commercial vehicle offering to a predominantly commercial fleet customer base.

Meanwhile, in England and Wales, further centres have been added in Cardiff, Rotherham, Brigg, Kidderminster, Maidstone and Hayes, Middlesex.

The business, which has been operating in the fleet servicing arena since 2007, is also seeking to recruit further service centres in the South East and to complete its coverage and help meet the increased customer demand.

Commercial director, Joe Bhamra, explained: "This planned expansion is necessary to meet the increased customer demand following our latest series of new client wins, plus the organic growth we have witnessed in recent months which has seen the company grow considerably.

"So, we are looking to recruit high calibre, professionally-run, independent fleet servicing outlets in certain geographical locations around the country to ensure we provide a uniformity and consistency of servicing to our ever-expanding portfolio of fleet clients," he said.

Prestige offers service centre partners within its network a number of operational benefits including beneficial payment terms, guaranteed throughput of fleet servicing business, national parts prices, the latest technology platforms, and, through its added value programme, a national oil agreement and discounted insurance deals. At the hub of the Prestige operation is the Unity management system which is used by all service centres for diary management, SMR authorisations, work progress management and management information reporting.

The latest enhancement, which went live recently, now integrates Unity with an online parts system with access to over 130,000 vehicle parts prices and details of availability. Now, service centre managers have instant online access to a comprehensive parts catalogue, allowing them to identify and order the required parts more quickly and have them delivered more time-efficiently and effectively, thus reducing vehicle downtime even further.

For more details, see the Prestige Fleet Servicing website at: www.prestigefleetservicing.com

Notes to Editors

About Prestige Fleet Servicing
Prestige is an East Midlands-based provider of vehicle servicing, maintenance and repair work to leasing companies, fleet management providers, corporate fleets and aftermarket warranty companies.

It has been operating in the fleet servicing arena since 2007 and now has 300 independent outlets providing low-cost, added-value servicing to fleet operators.

Prestige Service Centres all have industry-recognised quality accreditation, all parts used are of equivalent quality to manufacturer original equipment, and all benefit from labour rates that offer significant savings compared to main franchise dealers, plus nationally negotiated oil prices.

The company offers a number of operational benefits to Service Centre partners within its network. These include beneficial payment terms, guaranteed throughput of fleet servicing business, national parts prices, the latest technology platforms and its added value programme which includes a national oil agreement, discounted insurance deals, workwear and internet coverage.

Each independent centre added to the network is physically inspected prior to appointment to ensure that it meets a number of quality standards, and then on an annual basis to ensure that the standards stipulated continue to be met.

Joe Bhamra, Commercial Director, Prestige Fleet Servicing Joe Bhamra, Commercial Director, Prestige Fleet Servicing

For more details, see the Prestige Fleet Servicing website at: www.prestigefleetservicing.com
Contact information:
Joe Bhamra, MIMI,
Commercial Director
Prestige Fleet Servicing
Tel: 01664 503 460
Mob: 07767 871 426
Email: joe.bhamra@prestigemotorcare.com

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