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Alphabet contract hire
Alphabet is to finance a 146 van deal which will see it become Nationwide’s sole supplier

NATIONWIDE Platforms is moving its 146 vans to Alphabet in a sole-supply deal which brings significant cost savings.

Nationwide is a hire firm that specialises in powered platforms for high level access; the vans will be used as service vehicles.

Qi Van Systems will fully fit and livery the new vans

Previously Nationwide financed its vans through flexi-hire but the result of a rigorous 11-month competitive tendering process sees a move to contract hire with Alphabet.

Alphabet says that the deal will save Nationwide over £32,000 a year in fleet hire costs, and the new vans will additionally show a 35% increase in fuel efficiency.

Jeremy Fish, UK managing director at Nationwide Platforms, said:  “We made the decision to work with Alphabet due to the organisation’s extensive experience in the sector and customised service offering.

“As well as bringing our service vehicles up to date, the new agreement has been specifically developed to streamline our business mobility and lower fleet running costs.

Paul Hollick, chief commercial officer at Alphabet, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to announce our new contract with Nationwide Platforms.

“Delivered in partnership with Qi Van Systems, each vehicle has been fully liveried and fitted with the latest equipment to meet [Nationwide’s] specific engineering support requirements.”




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