Kwik Fit has announced the agreement of a major deal with Lex Autolease, a vehicle contract hire and leasing provider.
Contract Win for Kwik Fit
The six-year agreement, covering tyre and associated services, is the largest deal by value and forecast tyre volume which Kwik Fit has ever secured with a major contract hire and leasing company.
The agreement will see Lex Autolease, which operates a fleet of almost 360,000 company cars and vans, buy well in excess of one million tyres during the lifetime of the contract. The deal covers both fitment carried out in Kwik Fit’s nationwide network of more than 600 centres and also by its 200-strong Mobile fleet.
Having gone live on January 1, the agreement will extend to almost 30 years the sole-supply arrangement between the two organisations, on top of an initial relationship that began in the 1980s.
The contract won following a rigorous and lengthy competitive tender process, further underpins Lex Autolease’s policy of building long-term, robust partnerships with key suppliers. Two years ago Kwik Fit was named Fleet Service Provider of the Year by Lex Autolease at its annual Supplier Conference.
Kwik Fit GB fleet sales director Andy Fern said: “Kwik Fit and Lex Autolease have a business relationship that stretches back to the days when the fleet industry was in its infancy. Both companies have expanded together to be number one in their respective sectors.
“The new six-year contract awarded by Lex Autolease is a massive show of commitment in the industry-leading processes, systems and services Kwik Fit delivers that further enhance customer service levels, while simultaneously controlling fleet costs.
Lex Autolease commercial director Andy Hartley said: “Contracts like this can only be won by supply partners who truly understand the requirements of their customers. This is supported by the fact that the Kwik Fit team spend many hours with Lex Autolease employees at all levels of our business to gain detailed insight into not only our demands but those of our end-user fleet customers.”