ONE of Europe’s biggest soft drinks manufacturers, Britvic, has saved over £70,000 thanks to a review of its commercial vehicles by Lex Autolease.
Lex Autolease worked with Britvic to identify ways to deliver cost savings across its fleet of 527 vehicles and also reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
The review involved the introduction of 75 VW Caddy Maxi vans with BlueMotion engines, replacing older and less fuel efficient fleet commercials. This reduced annual carbon emissions by over 90 tonnes. Additionally, fleet improvements included sat-navs and cruise control as standard.
Lex Autolease also analysed vehicle usage and loads, which helped Britvic to shed a collective 2.4 tonnes of unnecessary stock carried across the fleet, resulting in significant fuel efficiency improvements.
Telematics technologies have also been strengthened to help maintain fuel efficiency and improve and ease the quality of information collecting; a specialist team at Lex Autolease now manage this for Britvic.
Our relationship with Lex Autolease is working really well and we feel like partners who are making significant strides in the right direction together
Regional Technical Service Manager at Britvic, Simon Mohun, said;
“Our relationship with Lex Autolease is working really well and we feel like partners who are making significant strides in the right direction together.
“The renewal process was comprehensive, targeted many objectives and we have been very demanding throughout the process to ensure we have achieved the perfect vehicle offering for our operation. Lex Autolease supported us throughout the entire journey and we are still looking together at ways we can make even more improvements.
“I am extremely proud of how the relationship has flourished, and delivered an exceptional vehicle with reduced C02 emissions.”
Corporate relationship manager at Lex Autolease, Vicki Hodgson, said;
“By taking a collaborative, partnership approach with Britvic’s technical services team, we were able to make this a strategic, business-focused project that created significant benefits as well as excelled cost savings. The starting point was really getting to grips with how Britvic worked and what they wanted to achieve.”