Northgate has launched several new vehicle products to the market. The new range of vehicles has been customised to meet the needs of businesses within the construction and highway maintenance industries that require quick access to custom vehicles for legislative and contract purposes.
Quotations:Ian Eccles, UK Asset Manager at Northgate, commented:
"This unique service allows customers working within the construction or highway maintenance industries access to a convenient and fast supply of fit for purpose vehicles. Historically, adding this type of specification on request could take many days, time that our customers often don’t have when commencing a new project. We have made a commitment to always have a ‘Ready To Rent’ utility specification vehicle available at four locations across our UK network, which allows for the same fulfilment within a 25 mile radius of those sites
"The branches we are using as hubs for this service include Bolton, Cannock, Luton and Scunthorpe, which allows us to achieve national supply with next day delivery. And if all of our utility vehicles are hired, we’ll customise another immediately, ensuring we are in constant supply. The introduction of this service is due to the demand from our customers within these industries. To date it is proving extremely popular, and as the construction industry continues to thrive, we anticipate that the demand for this unique offering will grow with it."
Michael Payne, Vehicle Controller for Externally Hired Vehicles at Morrison, commented on the benefits of hiring with Northgate:
"The ‘Ready To Rent’ vehicles supplied by Northgate have been a great asset to our business. The specification, which includes a tow bar, beacons, chevrons, and half-side of racking as standard, has been well received by our sites and teams around the UK.
"We have ordered over 50 of these vehicles from across the range, which includes car derived vans, tippers, and 3.5tonne utility vans. The vast majority of the vehicles are new and stock can be drawn from various branches around the UK; this means hires can be accepted and vehicles dispatched in very short time periods."
Kirsty Vaughan Gray, Vehicle Coordinator at Morrison Utility Services, commented:
"The vehicles are usually ‘spot’ hired to cover breakdowns and new starters. The other benefit of using these types of vehicles is the automated paperwork, as on hires and importantly off hires can be easily tracked by using this system.
"This has proven to be a success for our vehicle hire department. Our business is very fluid, and to have this system in place has been hugely beneficial to us. The response times from the original hire request to confirmation of hire and then the onward delivery have been impressive."