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…


NEW TECHNOLOGY CHAMPION AIMS TO POSITION FRAIKIN AS LEADERS IN VEHICLE DATA AND CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES

Commercial fleet services company, Fraikin, has underlined its commitment to innovation with the appointment of a Technology Champion – a new role designed to help customers maximise the benefits of the latest connected technologies. Michael Hemming, 41, brings more than 20 years’ experience in satellite and vehicle technology around the world, including as an analyst…


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…


FRAIKIN GROWS MOBILE MAINTENANCE NETWORK WITH ADDITIONAL VANS AND NEW TECHNICIANS

Fraikin has added seven 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans and six new mobile technicians to its national network, bolstering the capabilities of its maintenance service. The six new technicians increase Fraikin’s mobile maintenance team to 22, each trained to level two of the IRTEC Licensing Scheme – the nationally-recognised accreditation for technician safety and competence in…


FIRST RATE MAINTENANCE SUPPORT FROM FRAIKIN HELPS LAND HIGHER SHARE OF T. QUALITY’S COMMERCIAL VEHICLE FLEET

Fraikin has secured more than a 50 per cent share of long-standing customer T. Quality’s commercial fleet of more than 100 vehicles, after delivering five new DAF refrigerated trucks on a seven-year, full-service contract hire agreement. Building on a 20-year working relationship, the two 15-tonne and three 7.5-tonne DAF LF rigids replace older models previously…


FRAIKIN APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR TO SUPPORT CONTINUED BUSINESS GROWTH

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin has appointed Darren Hall, 53, as Managing Director of the UK business. Based at the company’s Coventry headquarters, Hall joins Fraikin having spent five years as Chief Executive Officer at Fraikin Dayim, successfully developing the business in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Prior to taking on the…


FRAIKIN PLAYS KEY ROLE IN AO’S SWITCH TO NEW-GENERATION MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS TRUCKS

Online electrical retailer AO has signed a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin for eight 4×2 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units, after being shown the benefits offered by the vehicle’s latest technological advances. The trucks – new additions to the company’s 500-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet – were chosen after Fraikin was able to demonstrate…


FRAIKIN EXTENDS LONG-STANDING FLEET MANAGEMENT CONTRACT WITH NHS BLOOD AND TRANSPLANT

Fraikin’s ability to precisely structure the maintenance and servicing requirements of NHS Blood and Transplant’s specialist fleet has sealed a three-year renewal deal for one of its longest-running fleet management contracts. It means Fraikin will continue to manage 350 NHS Blood and Transplant vehicles, including emergency response cars, light commercials, and 7.5-tonne refrigerated trucks –…


NEW VAN DEAL SEES FRAIKIN GROW RELATIONSHIP WITH QUATTRO GROUP

AB2000, Scotland’s largest privately-owned hirer of operated plant and equipment, is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new vehicles from Fraikin. The deal marks the first time the company – now part of Quattro Group – has contract hired its fleet. Fraikin secured this conquest order on the back of supplying…


FRAIKIN SEES FIRST YEAR OF EARNED RECOGNITION AS A DIGITAL SUCCESS STORY

Fraikin has been impressed with the benefits the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s (DVSA) earned recognition scheme – which offers digital proof of driver and vehicle compliance – has offered its customers as it approaches its first anniversary. As a founder member, and the only full-service contract hire, rental and fleet management company involved in…


FRAIKIN GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR MENZIES DISTRIBUTION

As part of a new five-year contract hire agreement with long-standing customer Menzies Distribution, Fraikin was tasked with supplying 75 commercial vehicle assets to the company within weeks. In order to meet this challenge, equivalent vehicles were sourced through its rental division, whilst the new assets were in build. The rapid turnaround was required to…


AWARD-WINNING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JOINS FRAIKIN BOARD

Mark Burn, 45, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin, based at the company’s new UK headquarters in Coventry. He joins Fraikin after four years as Group CFO for Henry Howard Finance, where he was instrumental in securing senior funding facilities which lead to significant balance…


FRAIKIN WARNS FLEETS TO ACT NOW OR PAY A HIGHER PRICE FOR DRIVER CPC TRAINING AFTER BREXIT

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin says fleets should not wait for Brexit before booking Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training, with less than a year to go until the second five-year block deadline for drivers with acquired rights. All HGV drivers with acquired rights must complete 35 hours of periodic training…


SUPERIOR SERVICE FROM FRAIKIN A CUT ABOVE FOR DELISERVE

Fraikin has secured sole supplier status to meat wholesaler Deliserve, after impressing with the quality of service provided since delivering its first commercial vehicles into the fleet in 2017. This follows the signing of a new five-year, full-service contract hire agreement for three new Mercedes-Benz vehicles, comprising an 18-tonne Antos, 7.5-tonne Atego, and a 3.5-tonne…


FRAIKIN PUBLISHES FREE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO GUIDE OPERATORS ALONG THE ROAD TO ZERO

Fraikin has published an executive summary of the Government’s Road to Zero – the Department for Transport’s white paper documenting how it intends to ‘clean up’ the vehicles on our roads. Available to download from www.fraikin.co.uk/roadtozero, the contract hire and rental specialist has used its expertise to explore key targets cited in the report and…