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.

The order will comprise 37 Iveco Daily Agiles [an automatic version of the van], one MAN Euro VI tractor unit and five 26-tonners, which will be added to the company’s 78-strong fleet.

Derby-based Fairfax opted for Iveco Daily Agiles following the strong performance of a previous batch of 15 vehicles ordered through Fraikin that have been in operation in London.

“They performed brilliantly, with minimal downtime, no gearbox replacements and five figure savings each year. With that in mind we have added more to the fleet and are set to have them operating across our various UK depots,” said Mike Reid, group national transport manager for Fairfax Meadow.

Fraikin and Fairfax Meadow have worked together for more than 18 years now.

Peter Backhouse, chief executive, Fraikin, added: “Our deep relationship and detailed understanding of how Fairfax Meadow operate, combined with our expert industry knowledge and unique tailored approach, allowed us to create a high value solution which met their exacting requirements.”

As part of the latest contract hire agreement, Fairfax Meadow will for the first time also take on four refrigerated trailers, set to go into service in November this year.


Picture Caption: Left to Right, Mike Reid, group national transport manager for Fairfax Meadow and John Cooper, strategic customer development manager for Fraikin.