Asset Alliance Group springs in to action for top bed business

The UK’s leading bed specialist, Dreams, has updated its fleet with a £2.5 million order from Asset Alliance Group. The deal includes 25 curtainsiders, 25 box vans and three double deck trailers – all manufactured by Montracon and taking Dreams’ total fleet to 137 assets. Asset Alliance Group has been working with Dreams for more…


Asset Alliance boosts its fleet offer with £35 million investment in Mercedes-Benz

Independent finance and leasing specialists Asset Alliance is expanding its vehicle stock with a £35 million order of more than 430 Mercedes-Benz trucks from City West Commercials. The major investment underlines Asset Alliance’s confidence in the market and strengthens the company’s position as one of the fastest growing finance and leasing businesses in the UK.…


Asset Alliance builds ‘life-saving’ 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion demonstrator

Asset Alliance has extended its traffic management offer by building its first 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion demonstrator, designed to offer increased protection to roadworkers on slower carriageways. Crash tested to 43 mph, the Verdegro Light Truck Mounted Attenuator (LMTA) is fitted to an IVECO Daily 7-person crew-cab chassis and has an 830kg payload capacity.…


Exclusive report on sector performance and predictions to be launched at the CV Show

A ground-breaking industry report detailing the current health of the road transport sector will be launched by Asset Alliance Group at this year’s CV Show. The Asset Alliance Group Industry Monitor 2018 includes exclusive insight on business performance to date, how companies expect Brexit to impact their results and their biggest concerns for the future.…


Asset Alliance Group supplies fresh produce distributor NV Transport with the first refrigerated Longer Semi-Trailers to operate in southern England

Asset Alliance Group has strengthened its ties with NV Transport after supplying the haulage company with four refrigerated Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs) – believed to be the first of their kind to operate in southern England. The extra-long reefers have been provided on a seven-year full-service contract hire agreement and join the Chichester-based fruit and vegetable…


Asset Alliance Group makes senior Marketing appointment to build on phenomenal growth

Asset Alliance Group has appointed Grant Law as Marketing Director to help steer its portfolio of businesses that includes commercial vehicle sales, contract hire, rental and leasing, and general asset finance. Law brings an exceptional breadth of expertise and 30 years’ experience to the Group, having worked in senior marketing positions across a range of…


Asset Alliance appoints John Harris as Aftersales, Procurement and Productivity Manager

Asset Alliance has appointed John Harris in a new role as Aftersales, Procurement and Productivity Manager to ensure customers receive the highest standard of support from its service partner network. Harris will work closely with Asset Alliance’s repair and maintenance partners, as well as parts and tyre manufacturers, to optimise customer experience, and to ensure…


Asset Alliance Group extends its work with Morgan McLernon and Culina

Asset Alliance Group has supplied 50 Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers to the joint venture between Morgan McLernon and Culina Group, as an extension of its existing rental and contract hire work with the logistics experts. The deal, from the Group’s ATE Truck and Trailer division, was secured through a combination of customer confidence in the…


ASSET ALLIANCE LAUDED FOR ITS UNIQUE APPROACH AS IT WINS TWO COMMERCIAL MOTOR AWARDS

Asset Alliance scooped two major prizes at the industry-renowned Commercial Motor Awards 2017, being named Finance Provider Of The Year and Rental, Leasing & Contract Hire Provider Of The Year. Judges heaped praise on the business, saying the contract hire, finance and fleet management specialists “demonstrated real growth, market engagement and customer service”. The Wolverhampton company…


Forest Asset Finance funds coaches

Forest Asset Finance has funded two single-deck Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro200 buses with Scottish operator Whitelaws Coaches, building on an earlier deal for four of the vehicles. Supplied on a four-year operating lease, the two new coaches join a fleet of 40 buses at the Lanarkshire company. Whitelaws Coaches’ managing director Sandra Whitelaw said: “We’re…


Steve Stanton to steer new traffic management division at Asset Alliance

Asset Alliance has appointed Steve Stanton, 58, as Head of Sales for its new Total Traffic Management division, with responsibility for one of the most comprehensive traffic management vehicle fleets in the country. Stanton brings a wealth of experience within the commercial vehicle contract hire and leasing sector to the new role, joining Asset Alliance…


Forest Asset Finance helps social enterprise HCT Group secure coveted TfL bus routes

A fleet of environmentally-friendly buses funded by Forest Asset Finance has helped social enterprise HCT Group fend off the nation’s biggest firms and secure coveted London bus routes in a competitive tender process. The 53 single-deck low-carbon-emission and 47 double-deck hybrid Alexander Dennis (ADL) buses all meet Euro VI emission standards and have joined HCT…


Asset Alliance invests £3m in new Total Traffic Management division

Asset Alliance has entered the traffic management vehicle hire market with a £3m investment to acquire more than 170 specialist vehicles leased to customers by Hull-based bodybuilder Martin Williams. The deal sees Asset Alliance launch a new ‘Total Traffic Management’ division – giving operators access to a modern fleet of predominantly 3.5, 7.5, 18 and…


Asset Alliance helps furniture retailer Steinhoff significantly boost fleet efficiency

A de-mountable truck body system supplied by Asset Alliance is helping Steinhoff, which owns Bensons for Beds and Harveys, transform warehouse efficiency and streamline deliveries. The furniture retailer ordered 67 new DAF trucks with Martin Williams de-mountable bodies from Asset Alliance on a five-year full service agreement, as well as 71 spare de-mount boxes, as…


Forest Asset Finance appoints Alan Dale as Corporate Development Manager

Forest Asset Finance has appointed Alan Dale as Corporate Development Manager, to extend its competitive and flexible finance offer to a wider cross-section of bus and coach operators throughout the UK. Alan, who has most recently been Commercial Director for Arriva Bus & Coach, has more than 20 years’ experience which includes truck and van…


Asset Alliance wraps up JHP Transport 10th anniversary trailer deal

Lanark-based haulier JHP Transport has marked a decade in business by expanding its fleet with a pair of eye-catching anniversary edition SOR refrigerated trailers, supplied by Asset Alliance on a five-year hire purchase deal. The custom-wrapped tri-axle reefers are the first SOR-manufactured imports delivered by Asset Alliance under a new agreement that sees parent company…


ATE Truck & Trailer Sales appoints Tony Allenza as Business Development Manager

ATE Truck & Trailer Sales has appointed Tony Allenza as Business Development Manager, supporting the specialist retailer’s goal of making commercial vehicle finance as easy to access as its stock of new and used trucks and trailers. Allenza brings more than 28 years’ experience in the commercial vehicle industry to the role, and will focus…


Asset Alliance wins first order from Scotland’s XS Transport on dealer recommendation

Falkirk-based distribution and warehousing specialist XS Transport has placed its first order with Asset Alliance, taking delivery of a Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6×2 tractor unit on a three-year full-service contract hire agreement. Key to securing the order for Asset Alliance, part of the Asset Alliance Group and a specialist in commercial vehicle contract hire, finance,…


Asset Alliance offers extra security for explosives transporter JMD Haulage

Liverpool-based JMD Haulage has renewed its road transport fleet with eight new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 tractor units supplied by Asset Alliance on a four-year full-service contract hire deal. All eight trucks were specified with the manufacturer’s GigaSpace cab, for driver comfort, while four feature additional modifications to make them EXIII-rated – meaning they can haul…


Asset Alliance marks milestone 2,000th commercial vehicle delivery

Independent finance and leasing business Asset Alliance has proved it is one of the fastest growing companies in its sector by delivering its 2,000th commercial vehicle – a milestone CEO Willie Paterson credits to its unique market offer. Paterson, formerly Director of Commercial Finance at Alliance and Leicester, set up the business believing there was…


Yuill & Dodds renews tractor fleet with ‘refreshing’ Asset Alliance DAF deal

Haulier Yuill & Dodds has described the supply of three DAF XF 510 tractor units by Asset Alliance on a three-year full-service contract hire deal as a “refreshing approach” to commercial vehicle financing. The DAF trio supplied by Asset Alliance and wrapped in the road transport firm’s distinctive blue and red-striped livery will primarily haul…


Paul Wright appointed Senior Business Development Manager at Asset Alliance

Asset Alliance, part of the Asset Alliance Group and a specialist in commercial vehicle contract hire, finance, rental and leasing, has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Paul Wright to the new post of Senior Business Development Manager. Wright, 48, assumes the role after a year as National Account Director at T.O.M Vehicle…


Asset Alliance DAFs deliver for JHP Transport joint fleet renewal deal

Lanark-based hauliers JHP Transport and Farm Field Fresh have expanded their joint fleet with five new DAF XF 460 tractor units, supplied by Asset Alliance on a three-year full-service contract hire deal. The five DAF trucks, which replace Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors previously provided by Asset Alliance, will primarily handle scheduled, long-distance temperature-controlled trunking work throughout…


Asset Alliance Group enters rental market with launch of Flexi-Hire division

Asset Alliance Group is entering the commercial vehicle rental market with the launch of its new Flexi-Hire division, in a move which sees it offer flexible medium- to long-term rental packages for the first time. The company has made an initial investment of £20 million in rental assets, securing a mixed fleet of more than…


ATE Truck and Trailer Sales opens export route to Myanmar with 11-strong Scania deal

ATE Truck and Trailer Sales, part of the Asset Alliance Group and a major retailer of new and used commercial vehicles, has sold 11 pre-owned trucks to a customer in Myanmar – opening a lucrative export market as yet untapped by the Wolverhampton-based retailer. The 11 commercial vehicles – a mix of Scania R420 and…


David Potter appointed Commercial Development Director at Asset Alliance

Asset Alliance, part of the Asset Alliance Group and a specialist in commercial vehicle contract hire, finance, rental and leasing, has appointed David Potter as Commercial Development Director. Potter, 50, joins Asset Alliance after six years as Managing Director of fleet management and contract hire company Axis Fleet Management. As Commercial Development Director at Asset…