NEW £3.3M CONTRACT HIRE DEAL FROM FRAIKIN PACKS A REAL PUNCH FOR MACFARLANE PACKAGING

After winning an extremely competitive tender process involving 10 providers, Fraikin has signed a six-year, full-service contract hire agreement worth £3.3m with Macfarlane Packaging, supplying 41 new commercial vehicles into its national fleet. The deal sees Fraikin supply 32 18-tonne and six 7.5-tonne DAF LF rigid trucks, plus three DAF CF tractor units. The new…


FRAIKIN Group acquired by Consortium

FRAIKIN Group, the leading provider of services and investment solutions for commercial and industrial vehicles in Europe, today announced the completion of the acquisition of the parent holding company FTI by a consortium led by Alcentra and Värde Partners. Following this transaction, the Group will be recapitalized, with a significant reduction of its holding debt by approximately €500 million.…


FRAIKIN TAKES POLE POSITION WITH GRAND PRIX EXPRESS

Delivery firm Grand Prix Express has signed a new five-year, full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin for three DAF rigid trucks, thanks in part to the excellent service the company had previously received from Fraikin’s rental division. The deal marks the first contract hire agreement between the two companies and places the 18-tonne DAF CFs…


100 PER CENT OF FRAIKIN’S UK TECHNICIANS GAIN IRTEC LEVEL TWO ACCREDITATION

Every single vehicle maintenance technician working across Fraikin’s eight branches in the UK have completed level two of the irtec Licensing Scheme – the nationally-recognised accreditation that assesses technician safety and competence in the road transport industry. All 74 technicians were tested on their theoretical and practical skills to complete the Service Maintenance Technician programme…


FRAIKIN HELPS FINEWOOD JOINERY OPEN THE DOOR TO CONTRACT HIRE

Finewood Joinery, Scotland’s largest door importer and supplier, has taken delivery of two new commercial vehicles on a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement from Fraikin, signifying a move away from outright purchase for the first time in the company’s history. The new 18-tonne DAF LF and 7.2-tonne IVECO Daily curtainsiders replace two similar sized Mercedes-Benz…


FRAIKIN WRAPS UP NEW CONTRACT HIRE DEAL WITH JOHNSONS STALBRIDGE LINEN SERVICES

Fraikin has delivered 49 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services on a three-year, full-service contract hire agreement, after winning a competitive tender involving three other providers. The deal marks the first time both businesses have worked together, with Fraikin’s flexible approach and ability to facilitate a host of additional extras a defining…


ABERDEENSHIRE LARDER RAISES ITS GAME WITH FRAIKIN

Fraikin has signed a conquest deal with butcher and game dealer Aberdeenshire Larder for five refrigerated 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans on full-service contract hire, marking the first time both companies have worked together. The new assets join a seven-strong fleet and replace older variants previously on contract hire from another supplier, alongside two light commercials…


FRAIKIN CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH £40,000 CHARITY CHALLENGE

Commercial vehicle fleet services specialist Fraikin is celebrating its 40th anniversary in the UK with a year-long charity campaign aiming to raise at least £40,000 for 13 nominated charities. Fraikin has planned more than 30 events to take place throughout the year, from simple cake sales and raffles, to a 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge and…


FRAIKIN’S TAILORED APPROACH BEARS FRUIT FOR REYNOLDS

Reynolds, one of the biggest fruit and vegetable suppliers in the UK, has signed a deal with Fraikin to contract hire 11 new 44-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units – marking the start of a new working relationship between the two companies. Fraikin secured the conquest order following a competitive tender involving five providers, with its…


FRAIKIN INCREASES SHARE OF SCOTCH FROST OF GLASGOW’S FLEET WITH NEW CONTRACT HIRE DEAL

Specialist food supplier Scotch Frost of Glasgow has strengthened its long-standing relationship with Fraikin by signing a new six-year, full-service contract hire agreement for 10 temperature controlled rigid trucks. The new vehicles – two 7.5-tonne IVECO Eurocargos, an 18-tonne and five 15-tonne DAF LFs and two 26-tonne DAF XFs – replace both older outright purchased…


FRAIKIN LAUNCHES TRANSFORMATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT COMPANY VISION

Coventry-based commercial fleet services company Fraikin is searching for candidates for its newly developed apprenticeship scheme – a programme designed specifically to find the next generation of team leaders for the business. In a first for Fraikin, the Business Support Apprenticeship Programme will place each candidate within the hub of operations at the company’s headquarters.…


FRAIKIN’S FLEXIBILITY SEALS THE DEAL FOR MIDDLEBROOK TRANSPORT

Derbyshire-based haulier Middlebrook Transport has taken delivery of two new Mercedes-Benz tractor units on a five-year, full-service contract hire deal from Fraikin, an arrangement that marks the start of a new working relationship between the two companies. The new deal sees Middlebrook Transport operate as both customer and supplier, taking two new assets to expand…


FRAIKIN PUBLISHES ‘WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW’ GUIDES TO KEEP OPERATORS INFORMED

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin has published the first in a new series of ‘What You Need to Know’ guidebooks designed to help commercial vehicle operators stay up-to-date with key legislative issues and changing technology within the road transport industry. The first two guides include What You Need to Know on Sustainable…


WATERLOGIC REFRESHES ITS FLEET WITH FRAIKIN

Fraikin has delivered a fleet of 19 new commercial vehicles to Waterlogic on full-service contract hire, strengthening a 13-year relationship with the national water cooler company. The new deal is structured over four years, as opposed to six years previously. Fraikin says this will enhance vehicle reliability and uptime for a fleet which is worked…


DIXSON HAULAGE TAKES FIRST VEHICLES FROM FRAIKIN

Fraikin has supplied its first vehicles into service with Essex-based Dixson Haulage, replacing part of the company’s fleet with new assets on full service contract hire. The agreement has been tailored to maximise the customer’s fleet uptime, with servicing proactively scheduled to take place outside of peak periods. The deal includes the supply of six…


REDHEAD INTERNATIONAL SIGNS FIRST CONTRACT HIRE DEAL WITH FRAIKIN

Fraikin has signed a new five-year, full-service contract hire deal with Redhead International for six new SDC trailers. The new assets join a 65-strong trailer fleet and mark the first time the Bradford-based company has moved away from outright purchase. Redhead International was introduced to Fraikin through parent company DB Schenker’s long-standing relationship with the…


FRAIKIN FINDS THE FORMULA TO HARNESS THE POWER OF KERS

A 12-tonne Iveco Eurocargo from Fraikin’s rental fleet has become what is believed to be the world’s first rigid truck to utilise motor racing-style Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) regenerative braking technology – a major step forward in urban truck operations that provides operators with significant fuel savings while also cutting emissions. The KERS device…


FRAIKIN KEEPS WILLIAMSON FOODSERVICE ON THE MOVE IN THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS

Inverness-based family business Williamson Foodservice has taken delivery of two new temperature controlled DAF trucks from Fraikin on a five-year full-service contract hire deal, marking a move away from outright purchase for its truck fleet. Williamson Foodservice operates a 30-strong commercial vehicle fleet comprising 17 light commercials, six of which are already sourced on contract…


NEW DEAL BETWEEN FRAIKIN AND RAVENSBY GLASS IS THE PERFECT FIT

Fraikin has supplied Dundee-based Ravensby Glass, a specialist manufacturer and processor of insulated glass units, with five new trucks on a full-service contract hire agreement for the first time. Ravensby Glass has signed a six-year deal with Fraikin, with the new arrivals comprising two 18-tonne curtainsiders and three 18-tonne glass carriers, all specified on DAF…


FRAIKIN TO SUPPLY HARROW COUNCIL WITH NEW MINIBUS TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR CHILDREN

Fraikin has signed a sale and lease back agreement with Harrow Council for a fleet of 40 vehicles to be used for a new pooled transport service, which will help young people with special needs get to school. The initiative is a joint venture between Harrow Council and Brent Council, with Harrow taking over the…


FRAIKIN BUILDS TOWARDS TIP-EX DEBUT

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin is to make its Tip-Ex debut this June, exhibiting for the first time at the tipping and bulk haulage sector’s annual trade show in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Fraikin will use the three-day show to demonstrate its expertise within the building, construction and waste sectors, where it has…


FRAIKIN HELPS DELISERVE BRING HOME THE BACON WITH EXPANDED FLEET

Fraikin has delivered five new trucks to Deliserve as part of a new five-year contract hire agreement. The deal represents new business for Fraikin, with the Newport-based meat wholesaler changing vehicle supplier to facilitate a major expansion of its commercial fleet. The new deal includes the supply of two 12-tonne DAF LFs and two 15-tonne…


PERPETUAL V2G NAMES FRAIKIN AS EXCLUSIVE LEASING PARTNER IN THE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED SECTOR

Fraikin has been named exclusive leasing partner in the temperature-controlled sector for clean fuel specialists Perpetual V2G’s new silent-running, zero-emissions battery system. The technology can power the refrigeration units fitted to 3.5-tonne light commercial vehicles (LCVs), and Fraikin is making a demonstrator available for fleets to trial nationwide. As the first system of its kind…


FRAIKIN DRIVES DF SERVICES (KENT) TOWARD FULL SERVICE CONTRACT HIRE FOR NEW CAR TRANSPORTER FLEET

DF Services (Kent) has signed its first full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin, taking delivery of 10 top-of-the-range car transporters to help consolidate its UK operations. The seven-year agreement with Fraikin sees it supply the automotive logistics firm with new IVECO Stralis 6×2 tractor units and accompanying Rolfo Ego transporters, replacing 10 older vehicles within…


FRAIKIN MOVES INTO POLE POSITION WITH TEAM BRIT

In a move away from fleet management and contract hire agreements, Fraikin has set its sights on the starting grid at the famous Le Mans 24 hour endurance race –becoming an official partner of Team BRIT, a competitive racing team comprised entirely of injured ex-military personnel. Team BRIT (which stands for British Racing Injured Troops)…


FRAIKIN HAS BELGRADE INSULATIONS COVERED WITH NEW FULL CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT

Fraikin has signed a new full-service contract hire deal with Belgrade Insulations, a nationwide supplier of insulation and drywall systems, helping the business push on with its growth plans in the UK. The seven-year agreement sees Fraikin supply the company with an additional two 26-tonne DAF curtainside trucks, each with a truck-mounted forklift located at…


ANTALIS INVESTS £5M IN NEW FRAIKIN FLEET

Antalis, Europe’s leading paper, packaging and visual communications merchant, has commissioned 81 new trucks from Fraikin in a £5m investment which will modernise its 160-strong fleet. The new DAF Euro VI curtain-sided vehicles will be manufactured at the Leyland plant in Lancashire and will be contract hired as part of a seven-year deal with commercial…


FRAIKIN FULL-SERVICE CONTRACT HIRE PROVES PERFECT RECIPE FOR WILLIAM SWORD

Cumbernauld-based food manufacturer William Sword has signed a conquest deal with Fraikin for the supply of its entire commercial vehicle fleet. After a competitive tender process involving three providers, Fraikin’s ability to efficiently manage the ownership, financing, compliance and maintenance of a new seven-strong fleet saw them chosen for the four-year, full-service contract hire agreement.…