Kwik Fit named sole tyre supplier to SG Fleet UK
A new, three-year contract sees Kwik Fit become sole supplier of tyres and associated products to SG Fleet UK. The arrangement covers more than 13,000 company cars and vans that SG Fleet UK currently has under management.
A subsidiary of Australia’s SG Fleet Group, the UK operation was formed through the acquisition of Fleet Hire in August 2016 and, three months later, Motiva Group. Kwik Fit previously acted as supplier to both Fleet Hire and Motiva Group, and the automotive repair company says it won the current contract due to a number of factors, including:
• Customer convenience with seven day a week service and long opening hours across its national network of significantly more than 600 centres.
• The nationwide availability of Kwik Mobile, including its ‘Mobile7’ tyre-fitting service operating 8.30am to 8.30pm seven days a week in an increasing number of major conurbations across the UK.
• A comprehensive end-to-end tyre management solution incorporating authorisation according to fleet tyre policy and invoicing.
Michelin tyres dominate the tyre fitment policy, a product that SG Fleet has aligned itself with in recent years, and that is supported with other premium branded tyres.
“The Kwik Fit brand is extremely well-known by our fleet operator and driver communities. Its national centre coverage coupled with widespread Mobile coverage, including ‘Mobile7’ availability, means that SG Fleet is able to provide customers with a comprehensive one-stop shop facility,” comments Chris Joyce, operations director at SG Fleet. “Previously SG Fleet has had separate suppliers for different aspects of the business, but our marketplace review identified that Kwik Fit had the capability to be a one-stop service provider for tyres, brakes and associated products including MoTs. That ensures a straight-forward solution for our customer base.”
Andy Fern, fleet sales director, Kwik Fit GB, adds: “Kwik Fit is naturally delighted to win the contract with SG Fleet, which further cements our status as the major provider of tyres and related services to the UK’s leading vehicle contract hire and leasing companies.
“Kwik Fit continues to focus on delivering a range of flexible services to all of its customers through its UK-wide network of centres and its Mobile operation. We will continue that momentum and deliver on our commitment to provide a first-class level of service.
“Kwik Fit’s strength is that the company offers a tyre fitting service solution to meet all customer needs: centre arrive and drive; pre-booked appointments; Mobile and out-of-hours ‘Mobile7’. Kwik Fit’s focus is on delivering what clients want and that means a multi-offering approach, which sets us apart from competitors.”