Kwik-Fit Fleet Awarded for Contribution in a Turbulent 2009
Kwik-Fit Fleet was recently named the UK’s ‘Best Fast Fit Company’ for a 17th consecutive year in the annual BusinessCar Awards, and now the company has scooped another honour. This second award comes from vehicle leading and management company LeasePlan UK. Nine of LeasePlan’s key suppliers were bestowed a Supplier Excellence Award, which recognises those organisations that have helped the company live up to its key values over the last 12 months, in one of three categories – service, value and innovation – Kwik-Fit Fleet was a recipient in the value category.
The business relationship between Kwik-Fit Fleet and LeasePlan, which operates a fleet of in excess of 129,000 vehicles in the UK, dates back to 2004. This year’s award is the third supplier title given by LeasePlan during that time. Kwik-Fit Fleet previously was named Management Partner of the Year in 2007 and Best New Supplier in 2005.
“These Awards recognise those companies, such as Kwik-Fit Fleet, that truly lived the LeasePlan ethos in 2009, and helped the company to a successful year in the midst of wider market turbulence,” said Graham Rixon, operations director at LeasePlan.
David Brennan, managing director at LeasePlan, added: “2009 saw some much reported difficulties in the fleet market, but we were able to do more than simply weather the storm; we cemented our place in the market and continued investing in new solutions for our clients. The success we saw was based in large part on the relationships we hold with our suppliers.
“The service our customers experience so often depends on the standard of our suppliers, so it’s particularly important in our industry to make sure we all pull in the same direction and with the same clarity of mission,” Brennan added. “We have some outstanding suppliers, such as Kwik-Fit Fleet, that understand what we’re trying to achieve as a business.”
Commenting on the latest award Mike Wise, head of Kwik-Fit Fleet, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have received this award which further underlines the reputation that Kwik-Fit has for working in partnership with other companies in the fleet industry to develop and deliver value added bespoke solutions to our mutual customers.
“While Kwik-Fit Fleet has won many industry awards it is very flattering to be recognised by one of the leading fleet vehicle suppliers in the UK for the third time.”
This year’s LeasePlan award brings the total number of awards Kwik-Fit Fleet has received from customers and fleet publications since it was launched 23 years ago to a very respectable 71.