CAMPBELLS PRIME MEAT SEALS DEAL WITH FRAIKIN FOR 70 NEW TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED VANS

Fraikin has strengthened its relationship with Scottish butcher, fishmonger and foodservice supplier Campbells Prime Meat, supplying 70 new temperature-controlled vans to help the business transition back to contract hire. After originally delivering an initial 23 vans into the company’s fleet in 2023, Fraikin has subsequently replaced older assets Campbells Prime Meat had purchased outright from…


FRAIKIN LANDS RENEWAL DEAL WITH T. QUALITY FOR 26 SPECIALIST SPLIT-LOAD RIGIDS

Food wholesaler T. Quality has taken delivery of the first of 26 new rigid trucks on a seven-year full-service contract hire agreement from Fraikin, all featuring a bespoke-built split-load body design that the two companies first developed together in 2021. Designed to deliver improved safety, efficiency and practicality, the split-load body proved to be so…


FRAIKIN FILLS TWO NEW KEY MANAGERIAL POSITIONS

Commercial fleet and mobility services provider, Fraikin, has strengthened the team at its UK headquarters in Coventry, appointing Sam Jones as Senior Relationship Manager and Simon Buckley as Commercial Pricing Manager. Jones joins the company fresh from eight years of service in the alcohol industry, where he held the title of Wholesale Key Account Manager…


FISHERS PUTS 25 NEW FRAIKIN-SUPPLIED RIGID TRUCKS ON THE ROAD

Scotland’s largest commercial laundry and textile rental company, Fishers Laundry Services, has extended its relationship with Fraikin with the delivery of 25 new trucks – adding a single 7.5-tonne and 24 15-tonne rigids – as part of an ongoing fleet refreshment programme. The new vehicles each benefit from Fraikin’s full suite of connected technologies, including…


FRAIKIN EXTENDS FLEET MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT INTO THIRD DECADE

Fraikin has renewed its partnership with NHS Blood and Transplant after securing a new deal to continue managing its specialist commercial vehicle fleet. The agreement sees the duo extend a strong and successful partnership dating back to 2002, reaffirming the leading position of Fraikin’s fleet management solution to critical service providers. As part of the…


ASTLEY SIGNALS NEW DIRECTION WITH FIRST-EVER FRAIKIN VEHICLES

Astley, one of the UK’s longest established signage manufacturers, has taken delivery of four new 3.5-tonne vans on contract hire from Fraikin, which was able to quickly source the vehicles to ensure minimal disruption to the customer’s operation. Having traditionally bought its vehicles outright, Astley opted to move toward the financial predictability of Fraikin’s comprehensive,…


TRADEBE HEALTHCARE PARTNERS WITH FRAIKIN FOR ITS FIRST ELECTRIC VAN

Environmental services company, Tradebe Healthcare, has worked with Fraikin for the supply of its first-ever electric vehicle (EV), in a move projected to cut 14,000kg of CO2 emissions per year. Supplied by Fraikin on a five-year full-service contract hire agreement, the fully electric 3.5-tonne van is based at Tradebe Healthcare’s Rochester depot. The new vehicle…


FRAIKIN FRESHENS UP TRUCK FLEET FOR FISHERS

Scotland’s largest commercial laundry and textile rental company, Fishers, has turned to Fraikin for support across its entire commercial vehicle fleet, managing 60 rigid trucks previously supplied via another provider. Fraikin acquired a mixture of 7.5-tonne, 15-tonne and 18-tonne vehicles directly from Fishers, using them to structure a new full-service contract hire agreement, in a…


NEW TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS MANAGER TASKED WITH DELIVERING FRAIKIN’S CONNECTED VISION

Commercial fleet services provider, Fraikin, has appointed Regan Greeff as its new Technology Solutions Manager, a role dedicated to educating and guiding its customers through the evolving world of connected fleet management. With 13 years of experience working in the automotive telematics sector with MiX Telematics, he has been tasked with driving both Fraikin and…


FRAIKIN PARTNERS BAE SYSTEMS WITH NEW ELECTRIC VANS TO SUPPORT DRIVE TOWARDS NET ZERO

BAE Systems has taken delivery of two new electric vans on contract hire from Fraikin, helping the leading defence contractor improve its sustainability credentials through the decarbonisation of its commercial vehicle fleet. Supplied on a four-year, full-service contract hire agreement, BAE Systems’ new 3.5-tonne vans are the first electric vehicles to be deployed at its…


NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO DRIVE FRAIKIN FORWARD

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin has appointed Peter Backhouse as UK Managing Director in a move which sees him return to the business, having originally led the company between 2010 and 2015. Prior to his reappointment Backhouse had spent much of this year working in a consultancy role for Fraikin, sharing a…


FRAIKIN HELPS REYNOLDS LEAD THE CHARGE TOWARDS AN ELECTRIC FUTURE

Reynolds, one of the biggest chilled food suppliers in the UK, has turned to Fraikin as it embarks on a long-term electrification strategy across its commercial vehicle fleet, with the company’s first of a planned 24 all-electric trucks already delivering significant emissions savings. Signed to a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement, the new 7.5-tonne temperature-controlled…


FRAIKIN CHIPS AWAY AT COMPETITION TO BECOME PREFERRED FLEET SUPPLIER TO MITCHELL POTATOES

Fraikin has secured a 60 per cent share of Mitchell Potatoes’ commercial vehicle fleet, with the delivery of 12 new trucks on a six-year, full-service contract hire agreement. Comprised of a 44-tonne Renault tractor unit, alongside 10 18-tonne DAF LF rigids and a similar 26-tonne DAF, the new vehicles represent like-for-like replacements for older models…


FRAIKIN SECURES NEW CONTRACT HIRE DEAL WITH LONG-STANDING CUSTOMER STERLING FURNITURE

Continuing a relationship that dates back to the mid-1990s, Sterling Furniture has signed a six-year, full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin for 12 new DAF rigid trucks – each fitted with a full suite of connected technologies from Fraikin’s partner, Samsara. The latest deal comprises nine 7.5-tonne DAF LFs and three 12-tonne LFs, all featuring…


FRAIKIN SUPPLIES AO WITH NEW CNG TRACTOR UNITS TO CUT CO2

Fraikin has delivered 10 new CNG-powered tractor units into operation with AO, as the online electricals retailer looks to reduce its carbon footprint and improve sustainability across its commercial vehicle fleet. Signed to a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement, the new IVECO S-WAY NP 4×2 tractor units are the first in AO’s 129-strong trunking fleet…


NEW ISO APPROVALS UNDERLINE FRAIKIN’S COMMITMENT TO HEALTH, SAFETY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Fraikin has been awarded two new ISO certifications, showcasing how the business intends to further improve employee protection and move towards a more sustainable future. Through a rigorous 10-day audit process, Fraikin secured both ISO 45001, which relates to occupational health and safety management for all employees, and ISO 14001, which outlines how the business…


A1 AUTOMOTIVE TAKES DELIVERY OF THREE NEW TRANSPORTERS IN MOVE TO CONTRACT HIRE WITH FRAIKIN

A1 Automotive has signed its first, full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin, taking delivery of three new car transporters to support its transport services division in Livingston, Central Scotland. Signalling the firm’s transition away from outright purchase, the six-year deal with Fraikin includes three 44-tonne DAF XF 6×2 tractor units with accompanying trailers from Transporter…


FRAIKIN INTRODUCES NEW 24/7 CUSTOMER SERVICE SUPPORT CENTRE

Fraikin has opened a new 24/7 Service Support Centre at its Coventry HQ, providing its customers with a dedicated, year-round aftercare service for the first time. The move underlines the company’s renewed emphasis on bringing its maintenance and breakdown support in-house, moving away from using third-party contractors for out-of-hours calls. Caroline Harrison, Service Support Centre…


NEW OPERATIONS DIRECTOR TO DRIVE IN-HOUSE MAINTENANCE GROWTH

Fraikin has appointed Andy Towns to the new role of Operations Director, with a brief to lead the firm’s engineering and operations functions as it works to bring more maintenance back in-house. He will report directly to Darren Hall, Managing Director. Towns benefits from 35 years of experience in the industry, including direct experience running…


ROBERTSON’S FINE FOODS MAKES SWITCH TO CONTRACT HIRE WITH FRAIKIN

Scottish butcher and premium pork supplier, Robertson’s Fine Foods, has taken delivery of five new temperature-controlled vehicles on contract hire from Fraikin – the company’s first significant move away from outright purchase and short-time rental. After taking a single 7.2-tonne IVECO Daily on contract hire in November 2018, Fraikin has subsequently won a competitive tender…


FIVE NEW RIGIDS FROM FRAIKIN HELP BELGRADE INSULATIONS EXPAND ITS SERVICE

Fraikin’s long-standing relationship with nationwide supplier of insulation and drywall systems, Belgrade Insulations, has been strengthened with the delivery of five new high-specification DAF curtainsiders. The seven-year, full-service contract hire agreement sees four 32-tonne and one 26-tonne DAF CF rigid trucks join the company’s 43-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet. The increased load capacity of the…


FRAIKIN RE-OPENS BRISTOL DEPOT TO OFFER DEDICATED MAINTENANCE SUPPORT TO THE SOUTH WEST

Fraikin has underlined its commitment to significantly increasing the percentage of maintenance performed in-house, by re-establishing a dedicated workshop presence in the South West. In a move aimed at decreasing the company’s reliance on third-party contractors, the decision to re-open its Bristol depot will support Fraikin’s drive to rigorously manage vehicle operating costs for its…


FRAIKIN FACILITATES REARO’S MOVE TO CONTRACT HIRE TO HELP MANAGE FLEET OPERATING COSTS

Laminates manufacturer, Rearo, has taken delivery of its first commercial vehicles on contract hire, after Fraikin won a competitive tender to replace the company’s fleet of owned trucks and vans. The five-year, full-service contract hire agreement includes eight 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinters and two 7.5-tonne DAF LFs – all replacements for older assets – alongside a…


FRAIKIN DEVELOPS NEW HEAVY VEHICLE MAINTENANCE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME

Commercial fleet services company, Fraikin, has launched a new apprenticeship programme, offering the opportunity to begin a specialist career as an HGV technician at five of the company’s maintenance depots across the UK. The Heavy Vehicle Apprenticeship Programme is designed to expand Fraikin’s engineering capabilities, recruiting a new intake of apprentices every two years to…


FRAIKIN APPOINTS NEW NATIONAL ENGINEERING MANAGER

Commercial fleet services company, Fraikin, has appointed Mark Kellett as its new National Engineering Manager, charging him with the task of further strengthening the company’s already impressive maintenance offering across the UK. Kellett, 46, who had previously worked for Fraikin for more than a decade, is returning to the company after three years as Head…


VITAL NEW RIGIDS FOR TRADEBE HEALTHCARE READY TO ROLL THANKS TO FRAIKIN

Environmental services company, Tradebe Healthcare, has cited Fraikin’s ability to “get things done” as a major factor in being able to put its three new DAF rigids on the road in time to help with vital hospital waste collections during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tradebe Healthcare was keen to get the new DAF LFs – comprised…