AB2000 hits the road with new van deal

AB2000 is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new vehicles from Fraikin.

The deal is said to mark the first time the company – now part of Quattro Group – has contract hired its fleet. The full-service contract hire agreement is for 31 Mercedes-Benz Citan vans being delivered into sites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness.

The vans will feature Fraikin’s online web portal FraikinView, which provides information on vehicle maintenance matters including defect reporting and progress of breakdowns as well as hosting documentation, service records and fleet information.

Jon Sherred, area manager at Quattro Group said, “FraikinView has transformed the way we manage our fleet and, naturally, we wanted our colleagues at AB2000 to share in these benefits. These vehicles were previously purchased outright, but moving to contract hire allows us to take advantage of fixed monthly pricing for the next four years. We know exactly how much we’re paying each month, which makes planning fleet replacement intervals a whole lot simpler.”

Fraikin said it tailored the specification of the vehicles to suit AB2000’s requirements, adding air conditioning, plus forward-facing cameras and a reversing aid for added safety.

Quattro Group bought AB2000 last year in a multi-million-pound deal, which included its core plant hire division, Ellon Plant Hire, Phoenix Weights and Phoenix Marine.