PEUGEOT WINS MAJOR FLEET ORDER FROM ECOLAB

Thursday, 4 April 2019

  • PEUGEOT supplies selection of cars and vans to Ecolab 
  • PEUGEOT van, “Provides great green credentials against its competitors”
  • Reliability, whole life costs and technical support helped PEUGEOT to win the Ecolab business
  • Vehicles provided on four-year contract through global leasing partner LeasePlan

PEUGEOT has supplied Ecolab, a global provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services to the food, energy, healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets with a fleet of new vans and cars to service its expanding business in the UK and Ireland. The new fleet has been funded by LeasePlan UK, which will provide the new PEUGEOT fleet on a four-year contract that includes maintenance and accident management.

The new Ecolab PEUGEOT LCV fleet is made up of Partner and Expert vans. These will be put to work for the company’s Pest and Water Divisions, with some vehicles used at Ecolab’s manufacturing sites. PEUGEOT was successful in securing the new business with Ecolab from a competitor that had supplied the company with LCVs for a number of years.

The vans have all been professionally converted by racking specialist Tevo to meet Ecolab’s operational user requirements. Ecolab has chosen the ‘Professional’ specification which includes: air conditioning, rear parking aid, colour touchscreen with integrated navigation, DAB digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity and USB socket as standard. The Expert Professional van includes a range of equipment as standard including: air conditioning, rear parking sensors, electrically adjustable heated door mirrors, automatic lights and windscreen wipers, DAB radio with 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, Mirror Link, an alarm, USB and audio sockets. The cars being supplied to Ecolab include 3008 SUV and 308 SW models.

“Ecolab needs efficient, fit for purpose vehicles providing optimum whole life cost”, says Gerallt Williams, Ecolab Country Manager for the UK and Ireland and European Safety and Security Manager. “The Partner has proven reliability, competitive fuel efficiency and meets our objectives with regard to sustainability. Furthermore, warranty and goodwill support from Groupe PSA with regard to technical issues is second to none”.

Ecolab operates circa 5,000 vehicles across its European operations with 1,000 vehicles in the UK and Ireland of which over 400 are dedicated LCVs.

We pride ourselves on supplying our customers with the best vehicles that suit their specific business needs,” Commented Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles LeasePlan UK. “The commercial vehicle market is growing, and we know how important it is for companies to know they can get vehicles that come equipped with everything they need.”

“We’re working with Ecolab and PEUGEOT to ensure Ecolab’s fleet is operating as efficiently as possible to support its key business objectives now and in the future, especially as we consider the shift to electric vehicles. We hope to achieve this through our expert consultation, alongside maintenance prediction and monitoring, to ensure a more proactive approach is taken to help Ecolab prepare for, and mitigate against, any disruption.”

“Winning the Ecolab fleet business from a major competitor that had kept the business for 10 years is a really important achievement for us”, commented Groupe PSA Fleet Director Martin Gurney, “We know how competitive the PEUGEOT LCV range is where reliability and whole life costs are concerned and it means a great deal when a customer is so enthusiastic about the benefits this will bring them. We are looking forward to working with Ecolab as the company expands its operations in the UK and across Europe.”

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PEUGEOT
Stimulating, rewarding driving, sleek design, and uncompromising quality form the brand’s pledge to its customers and help produce the emotion provided by each PEUGEOT vehicle.

Operating in around 160 countries with more than 10,000 points of sale, the brand sold more than 1,740 000 vehicles in 2018. PEUGEOT combines exacting standards, allure and emotion with the goal of being the definitive high-end, broad-based brand with global reach.

PEUGEOT UK
The UK is the third largest market for PEUGEOT with its UK Headquarters located in Coventry. The UK car line-up includes the 108, 208, all-new 208, 308, all-new 508, 2008 SUV, 3008 SUV and 5008 SUV supplemented by people-carriers and a van range that includes the all-new Partner, Expert and Boxer. PEUGEOT is committed to low emission vehicles, currently selling Partner Electric and with a strategy to electrify every model in the range between 2019 and 2023.

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PEUGEOT UK COMMUNICATIONS Contacts

Jeremy Townsend, Director of Communications
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James Parfett, Head of Communications
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Kerry Livesey, PR Manager
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Mason Finney, Media Relations Executive
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Craig Morrow, Press Fleet Officer
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John Kendall, LCV and Fleet PR Consultant
T: +44 (0)1373 834607 | M: +44 (0)7941 782956 | E: johnkendall@inl.co.uk

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