Lombard Vehicle Management (LVM) has been selected by national lawn treatment business GreenThumb to fund and supply a fleet of 800 vans on exclusive basis.
Around 230 vehicles are to be delivered this year and run on contract hire, mainly over three years and 45,000 miles.
The new vans, VW Caddy Maxi 1.9 Tdis, are expected to reduce fuel consumption by 15 percent and CO2 emissions by 25 percent over the existing fleet.
GreenThumb director David Griffiths commented: “We were impressed by the Lombard team’s technical knowledge and also how they could assist us throughout the contract on a relationship basis.”
“The whole-life cost approach demonstrated that we could make substantial savings yet actually improve our fleet operation. The quality of service we have been given by Lombard has been very high.”
The deal was handled by Rachel Moxey, Lombard fleet manager for Cheshire and North Wales.