LeasePlan: ATS, National and FTN to replace Kwik-Fit

Vehicle leasing giant LeasePlan has appointed ATS Euromaster, National Tyres & Autocare and Fleet Tyre Network (FTN) as its tyre fitment partner in favour of previous incumbent Kwik-Fit.

According to LeasePlan, the decision was made after an in-depth process and because the three-firm alliance improved light commercial vehicle offers “enhanced nationwide coverage”, brining coverage for both cars and commercial vehicle tyre replacement and repairs. Other reasons cited include: the alliance’s joined-up approach to vehicle servicing and tyre replacement; same-day mobile offering; guaranteed booking slots and replacement tyres waiting on arrival.

LeasePlan also pointed out that the new process means that, moving forward, drivers can contact suppliers by phone or by app and place their requirements. They will then be allocated a supplier that is best able to meet their individual needs.

Neil Dixon, head of procurement and supplier management at LeasePlan UK, commented: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of ATS, National Tyres and Fleet Tyre Network as LeasePlan’s new tyre fitment suppliers for 2016 and beyond. Following a rigorous selection process, we awarded the business to the three suppliers that demonstrated the scale, capability and great customer service necessary to meet the needs of our drivers, regardless of their location or vehicle type.

“LeasePlan is committed to delivering a high quality driver experience. We demand an innovative, customer-focused approach to the management of our drivers’ vehicles, and it is vital that our suppliers share this ethos. We are therefore confident this network will bring significant benefits to our customers.”

Commenting on the news Peter Fairlie, group sales director at ATS Euromaster said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as a supplier for LeasePlan’s tyre network. In the modern world, time has never been so important for drivers. It is therefore crucial that they have access to a tyre network that is efficient, accessible and easy-to-use and, essentially, one that is able to deliver them tyres on the same day. We are confident that this network will improve the driver experience right across the UK.”

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