Skoda to supply 60 vehicles to Molly Maid by the end of the year
07 August 2017
Author: Daniel Puddicombe
Skoda has won a contract to supply domestic cleaning franchise Molly Maid with 60 vehicles in 2017.
The firm uses 370 cars across its UK fleet to carry out more than 300,000 cleaning jobs a year. The 60 Fabia S 1.0-litre hatchbacks will replace existing Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall models when they reach the end of their vehicle cycles.
Molly Maid said the Fabia was chosen for its low P11D values and competitive leasing costs compared with its rivals, while the firm commended the car's 330-litre boot, deeming it sizeable enough to carry bulky cleaning equipment.
The firm also chose the Fabia thanks to the "resilience, efficiency and coverage" of Skoda's dealer network, which allows it to deliver cars quickly to staff members around the country.
"The Skoda Fabia fitted the bill completely for us, right down to the fundamentals of cost ? not just for the business but our drivers ?practicality and overall design," said Jonathan Holden, COO of Molly Maid. "Image matters in this arena, and that was a huge consideration, as each car is required to be in the Molly Maid navy blue with our specially designed livery, to act as a roaming billboard for the company."
He added: "We made the move to Skoda, as previous manufacturers couldn't offer the same combination of benefits as the Fabia. We also need a rapid response from a dealer network to both supply and service vehicles to save on costly downtime and Skoda has proven time and time again to deliver on all fronts."
Henry Williams, head of fleet at Skoda UK, added: "We are delighted to be working with Molly Maid. They have a huge network of drivers across the UK who mainly drive in towns and cities, therefore the compact Fabia was the ideal choice. The five door S model offers a deceptively sizeable boot and the vehicle's fuel efficiency and running costs ensure that it is economical for business as well. We look forward to building on our relationship with Molly Maid in the coming years."