The head of Fraikin UK has said Petit Forestier’s decision to abandon its plans to buy his leasing firm will not affect the business. Ed Cowell told Motortransport.co.uk that the French-owned company remains “truly confident,” pointing to the firm’s performance in 2016. This saw both Fraikin Group and Fraikin UK grow their long term contracts portfolio year-on-year by 6.4% and 10.5% respectively. Cowell said: “The management board and I are truly confident in the group’s future. We have a number of […]
JLP John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has committed to a zero-carbon commercial vehicle fleet by 2045, with an interim target of fully fossil-free vehicles by the early 2030s.A plan spanning JLP’s 600 heavy trucks, 750 refrigerated trailers, 1,750 home delivery vans and light trucks and 20 farm vehicles has been developed. JLP began trials of two Waitrose-branded, biomethane-fuelled Scania 4×2 tractor units in 2016. The successful pilot scheme was followed by the introduction of a further 83 biomethane-fuelled vehicles between 2017 […]
Fraikin has secured a seven-figure-deal with meat supplier Fairfax Meadow to supply 43 new vehicles on a four-year full-service contract hire basis.
DBC Foodservice had no vehicle assets despite having 230 of them when it went under in March, as its fleet was run on a contract-hire basis. The £300m turnover company supplied some of the best known cafes, restaurants and bars on the high Street including Caffé Nero, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and vodka bar chain Revolution. DBC’s fleet of mainly Dafs delivered 8,000 multi-temperature products to customers each year. However, after attempts to sell the business earlier this year failed, administrator […]