"We first started offering third-party contracts to manage the maintenance requirements of our customers' fleets back in 2007 and we have broken the 20,000 asset barrier in just eight years," comments TIP European marketing director Karl Davies.
TIP's FleetCare programme covers preventive and corrective maintenance, as well as repair services on everything from running gear to tail lifts and regulatory inspections – mostly using in-house workshops for annual regulatory tests, compliance servicing and registration.
"Last year, we added six new workshops to our in-house pan-European network, opening our first facilities in Finland and Norway, as well as three in Germany and a new UK location at Knottingley, Yorkshire," explains Davies.
"In addition, we have added numerous bays to workshops in existing locations throughout Europe, as well as extending shifts to increase our overall capacity," he adds.
The company also uses a validated third-party network of more than 6,000 vendors across Europe.
TIP is also looking to add a further 40 new mobile service units (MSUs) to its European maintenance fleet during 2015.