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31 January 2014

FMG has been awarded a significant contract to manage around 900 Asda vehicles from their Home Shopping operation. The vehicles, which operate out of locations across the South of England, represent around 50% of the retailer’s entire Home Shopping fleet.

The contract includes planned maintenance, breakdown, operational and accident repairs as well as the provision of fleet intelligence. Key elements of the support will be to improve reliability, optimise availability and minimise cost. The solution, which has been carefully tailored to the specific needs of Asda Home Shopping, encompasses a number of key innovations designed to add significant operational benefits to the fleet.

Asda is at the forefront of online shopping, one of the most competitive areas of the UK retail market. Home delivery fleets traditionally face unique challenges and undertake many thousands of hours of intensive urban driving every year, as well as being subjected to the normal rigors of a commercial van fleet.  

Asda's grocery home shopping fleet contract manager, Sean Clifton said: “Asda is focused on delivering outstanding performance for our customers and we expect nothing less from our Home Shopping Fleet Operations.  The team at FMG have demonstrated their understanding of the key drivers to success – safety, service and a cost-down approach to fleet management – and a commitment to deliver the best results possible.”

Kevin Gordon, Client Development Director at FMG said: “We fundamentally understand how important working vehicles are to our clients’ businesses, and we fully appreciate how essential it is to meet and exceed their expectations. We’re absolutely delighted to have been awarded this contract which will see us work with one of Britain’s biggest retailers.”

This key win for FMG, adds to their rapidly growing list of intelligent fleet support and outsourcing solutions provided to many of the largest leasing, insurer and corporate car, LCV and HGV operators in the UK.

FMG now provides industry-leading asset and driver support services to a portfolio of over 500,000 vehicles - including Incident Management, 24-hour Breakdown, Risk Management, Fleet Management, Insurance Services and Telemetry-enabled Intelligence solutions. FMG was recently reappointed to the Highways Agency NVRM contract, to coordinate the recovery of vehicles from across England’s Strategic Road Network.