Under the new identity, Close Brothers Vehicle Hire will continue to service customers with the extensive range of existing services from the experienced and specialist teams based at its Derby Head Office. These services relate to both truck and van contract hire and rental and are further augmented with a 24-hour fleet management and maintenance programme. In addition, flexible finance packages including sale and leaseback are part of the service proposition.
Demonstration of its intent to grow and develop a wider range of specialist service provision can be seen with the introduction of coach and bus rentals in early 2015. Close Brothers Vehicle Hire now additionally operates a fleet of Wrightbus Streetlite midi buses in a broad range of specifications. There are also plans to further develop the global product offering and further the specialist capability within the business.
With a wide-ranging service proposition, supported by a broad range of vehicle manufacturers, the business aims to ensure that the portfolio of services meets the changing needs of its diverse customers base. Implementation of a bespoke telematics system across all vehicles is further demonstration of the appetite to respond to market demands.
Terry Ottey, Managing Director of Close Brothers Vehicle Hire commented: “This rebrand is important as it presents an opportunity to demonstrate our customer led, ‘service proposition’. As part of one of the oldest and most respected merchant banks in the UK, the name equally portrays the commitment and positive association with all of our divisions and businesses. We fully understand that our customer’s basic requirements are to keep vehicles constantly on the move. We seek to help them understand the true cost of their existing operations and provide a cost effective and service-led alternative. At Close Brothers Vehicle Hire we want to continue to improve the efficiency of our customer’s daily operations and improve access to more flexible and sustainable solutions.”
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About Close Brothers Asset Finance
Close Brothers Asset Finance offers a range of flexible of funding options including hire purchase, leasing and refinancing.
Close Brothers Asset Finance is a member of the Close Brothers Group.
Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services, and securities trading. We employ around 2, 900 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.