Banham Poultry places 24-unit order with Fraikin08 December 2016
Banham Poultry has renewed more than one third of its fleet with 24 new trucks and trailers on full-service contract hire from Fraikin.
The Norfolk-based operator’s new additions are 15 DAF XF 6x2 tractors with Super Space cabs, seven tri-axle Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers, and two specialist 32-tonne DAF rigid chick carriers (pictured). All replace older vehicles and extend a decade-long relationship between the two companies.
Nigel Warnes, fleet manager at Banham Poultry, says: “Fraikin was the first supplier to introduce us to contract hire, purchasing our commercial vehicle fleet when the poultry industry was struggling, and highlighting how leasing the vehicles was a more cost-effective and flexible approach. Since then, we’ve never looked back.”
The deal sees Fraikin using Banham’s own workshops to provide the maintenance and tyre husbandry for the trucks and trailers – giving Banham Poultry the benefits of full service contract hire, while also making use of capacity and skills within its own workshop. “It’s a collaboration which works really well as it enables us to benefit from the best of both worlds – it’s a win-win situation for us,” adds Warnes.
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