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Sector: Manufacturing and installing windows, doors and other
Vehicle: MAN TGE medium wheel base vans
Number of vehicles: 13
Services: Bespoke vehicle customisation and full fleet replacement
Benefits: Bespoke fleet, fleet replacement, access to network of specialised suppliers, expedient delivery, individualised livery and racking to meet business needs

Our customer

Swadlincote Windows are one of Derbyshire's largest independent manufacturers and installers of double-glazed windows, doors and conservatories. Now in their 25th year, initially the company owned vehicles to deliver and install their products. The growth of the business required a larger fleet and a comprehensive vehicle hire solution, which Close Brothers Vehicle Hire has provided for the past 5 years.

The challenge

With the contract hire in need of renewal, and the range of products and services becoming more varied, Swadlincote Windows required replacement vehicles with different specifications for each of the 13 vans needed. This meant selecting a van suitable to meet the wider company needs and looking individually at each vehicle for bespoke changes.

This challenge required exceptional attention to detail and excellent communication needed for the project. The operations needed plan in place for a transition from the previous vehicles to introduce the new, with minimal impact to the end client.

Our customer service team prioritise excellent relationships between all points of contacts, invaluable when complex projects are being undertaken. Demonstrating a timeline of delivery and collection to ensure there was no reduction or stoppage to business-as-usual.  

The result 

The project was a great example of partnerships involved when creating bespoke vehicles for a business.

Emily Hunter, sales manager at Close Brothers Vehicle Hire, said:

“It was fantastic to have such a challenging brief and having the support of our wider administration team and 3rd party suppliers coming together. A great example of the relationships and communication needed for speedy delivery and supporting a business looking to grow.”

Tyrone Birch, Director at Swadlincote Windows, said:

“Close Brothers Vehicle Hire were a great partner to work with in creating the fleet we needed. We already had experience of the incredible customer service and attention to detail from the last 5 years working together. Going into this we knew that level of attention would be applied to our new fleet, which will facilitate the success of business going forward.”  

Contact us

Close Brothers Vehicle Hire
Lows Lane
Stanton by Dale

T: 03454 600 601

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