New Vans and New Look for Kwik-Fleet Mobile
Kwik-Fit’s newest mobile vans have hit the road featuring a revamped livery that is also being rolled out across the company’s fast-fit centres nationwide. The first of 23 new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans joining the 200-strong mobile fleet in the next three months is now in service displaying the new blue, white and yellow livery and Kwik-Fit logo.
The Sprinters are all 3.5 tonne 2.2 litre 311 CDI medium wheel base, hi-roof vehicles featuring the latest tyre changing technology. The new vehicles are equipped with ‘third arms’ – meaning that ultra-low profile and run-flat tyres can be replaced where the driver wants – home or work – alleviating the necessity of having to take their vehicle to a Kwik-Fit centre. The mobile units are also equipped with the latest wheel balancing machines, giving technicians the ability to fit up to 22-inch tyres – the current maximum is 20 inches – and, to improve health and safety, the on-board compressor is now driven by power take-off units via the vehicle’s engine instead of a separate generator.
Business at Kwik-Fit Mobile, a subsidiary of Kwik-Fit Fleet, is booming, and the company reported revenue of around £50 million last year, up from less than £40 in 2005. Kwik-Fit Mobile operations director Simon Lucas said: “Demand from businesses for mobile fast-fit services is rising rapidly as companies and drivers alike search for maximum convenience and minimum vehicle downtime.
“I believe that demand for mobile tyre fitting will continue to rise as time pressure on business drivers coupled with a growing focus on road safety increases resulting in more businesses applying rigorous health and safety policies that include tyre safety checks,” he added.