Kwik Fit partners Central Tyre in van-orientated CV Show stand
Kwik Fit reports that it is seeking to win new light commercial vehicle fleet business opportunities at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show. The UK’s largest automotive repair company will be sharing its show stand with sister company Central Tyre, which is also owned by the Itochu Corporation-owned and has been supplying the commercial and agriculture industries for more than 50 years. Indeed, Central Tyre says it is the UK’s “number one independent commercial service provider”.
This year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, which is being held at the NEC Birmingham from 14-16 April, will once again see Kwik Fit showing off its one-stop range of services to the light commercial vehicle sector.
In recent years Kwik Fit has invested significantly to cater for the requirements of light commercial vehicle operators and that has seen the firm expand its range of premium, mid and budget priced light commercial vehicle tyres; introduce new specialist light commercial vehicle equipment in its more than 600 UK centres; as well as ensure the vast majority of the network can accommodate light commercial vehicles, including the growing number of high-roof, long wheel base models as well as car derived vehicles.
Central Tyre has 34 commercial and agricultural centres across the UK, as well as a 130-strong mobile fleet that can even fit the largest tractor tyres on-site. The company caters for any scale of commercial fleets operating all types of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) to individual farm owners operating tractors, combine harvesters and other agricultural machinery.
Kwik Fit fleet director Peter Lambert said: “Kwik Fit is rapidly expanding its customer base in the light commercial vehicle market and that has revealed there is scope for business to be won at the larger end of the market. Kwik Fit specialises in delivering a broad range of services and products to light commercial vehicle fleets, but it is clear that those businesses that also operate larger vehicles require expert support.
“Kwik Fit and Central Tyre together can look after the entire requirements of all commercial vehicle fleets and by joining forces at the Commercial Vehicle Show, which is the shop window for commercial vehicle operators, we can exhibit our comprehensive range of services.”