WHEN you want to get rid of pests, you need it to happen quickly.
Except MPCL was no pest, but it needed Lex Autolease to renew its fleet of vans. Pronto.
MPCL, which is the former Mitie pest control division now under new management, wanted its 228 bespoke van fleet fully refreshed: as soon as, if you don’t mind…
Requirements included a variety of fit-outs, including vans used to carry specially-trained dogs for rodent detection.
The Vauxhall Combo Cargo was identified as the key vehicle, along with 38 larger Vauxhall Vivaro and Movano models.
MPCL’s specific conversion requirements were finalised with expert input from one of Lex Autolease’s commercial vehicle managers, who completed a site visit to advise on racking, ply-lining, tracking, speed limiting and a new tilting roof system for safe loading at height.
From the initial placement of the order to the delivery of the final vehicle, the entire process took just three months.
Paul Gauntlett, Corporate Business Development Manager at Lex Autolease, said:
“This was one order where time was of the essence, so it was vital that we moved quickly to build a brand new fleet from scratch.
“MPCL’s technicians work nationwide and can cover long distances in a single shift, which meant that diesel was the most practical, cost-effective fuel type for the job. As well as being ideally-suited to motorway travel, the vans we provided all meet the Euro 6 emissions standard, making them eligible for free entry to restricted areas such as London’s new Ultra-Low Emission Zone.”
Lex Autolease co-ordinated all the suppliers on the project, working with West Midlands-based dealer Greenhous Fleet to set up a high-speed production line that delivered 10 completed vehicles every day.
Managing Director of MPCL, David Wareing, said:
“Our specialist technicians have specific needs from their vehicles, and Lex Autolease co-ordinated a range of suppliers on our behalf to deliver against them. Everything was covered on a single order and there was just one bill to pay at the end.”