Fraikin has re-opened its Bristol workshop in a move designed to increase the amount of maintenance performed inhouse and drive down its reliance on third-party contractors. It said the decision to re-establish the depot three years after it closed down would help improve the efficiency of customer maintenance in the region, as well as speeding up repairs and reducing VOR times. The move has also created five full time jobs. Darren Hall, Fraikin MD, said: “Though the standard of maintenance […]
Refrigerated-rental firm Petit Forestier is to buy leasing and rental provider Fraikin in a deal that will create a European player with combined sales of €1.3bn (£1.09bn).
City Link has ordered 86 Cartwright-built double-deck trailers as part of its fleet replacement cycle.
When Peter Backhouse was appointed CEO of contract hire specialist Fraikin in May 2010, he set out a clear vision of where he wanted the company to be. 18 months on he gives Steve Hobson a progress report. Since his arrival at Fraikin after two years in charge of Bunzl Healthcare and 11 years at Ryder, CEO Peter Backhouse has repositioned the company from a straightforward contract hire and rental firm to a big game hunter, capable of taking on […]