Zenith has landed a five year fleet management contract with building materials giant Travis Perkins covering the group’s fleet of 1,600 HGVs, 800 vans, 300 cars, 250 moffetts and 250 trailers.

The new partnership, which will involve a full, phased transfer from the existing provider from next month, will cover service, maintenance and repair for the group’s light and heavy goods vehicles, as well as cars, plant and ancillary equipment.

Announcing the deal, Travis Perkins said Zenith was selected in a competitive tender based on its overall value, including the ability to provide more overnight servicing, up to 30%, which the group said will minimise downtime and improve availability.

The group added that Zenith’s servicing network closely matched Travis Perkins’ nationwide operational footprint, which it said will help improve efficiency, save fuel and reduce carbon emissions in line with its commitment to reduce the carbon emissions of its fleet by 80% by 2030.

Travis Perkins was also impressed with Zenith’s call handling expertise, which it said has “strong resources and large scale teams, and the technical expertise of their front line support staff.”

Travis Perkins HSE and fleet director, Richard Byrne, said: “Following a thorough review, we are excited to work with Zenith, and have found in them a partner that we believe will provide our branches with excellent service and which shares our belief in great customer service, efficiency and sustainability.”

Zenith commercial division chief executive, Martin Jenkins, added: “We’re delighted to have been selected by Travis Perkins as the fleet management partner for its 3000-strong fleet.

“With more than 30 years’ experience in fleet management solutions, we have long-standing relationships with the UK’s largest fleets – all of which rely on our industry-leading knowledge and service levels to achieve business objectives.

“This continues with Travis Perkins plc, and I’m confident our technology-led solutions will minimise vehicle downtime, boost vehicle availability, and ultimately help to ensure the company maximises its investment in its large commercial fleet.”