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Arval wins Finning four-year contract

Date: 19 August 2010

Arval has won a four-year contract with Finning UK for the supply of company cars and LCVs.

The firm will provide the Caterpillar dealer with 200 business cars and 400 LCVs, following a fleet review which focused on areas including cost management, safety and driver comfort and a requirement to reduce environmental impact further.

The result of the review was a decision to reduce the company car list from multiple manufacturers and over 3000 model variations to three manufacturers and 50 model variations. All vehicles on the current company car list are required to have a minimum NCAP 4-star rating, ESC as standard and a maximum 160g/km CO2.

The choice of company service vehicle was also reviewed and a decision taken to move from a standard Ford Transit model to a Ford Transit Trend model. The Trend model has standard features such as cruise control, trip computer and heated windscreens which will allow Finning's engineers to monitor their fuel consumption and reduce idle time.

Lesley Starling for Finning UK said: "While not without its challenges, the project has been extremely well received by both the company and its employees and renewals of the fleet are now well underway with a forecast of over half of the fleet being in the renewal process by the end of 2010."

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