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Nationwide specialist gas contract business Robert Heath Heating has taken delivery of a fleet of new Citroën vans as part of its regular fleet replacement cycle. The order, which is for over 80 new vans, was financed by Free2Move Lease, which has been Robert Heath Heating’s preferred van fleet financing partner for many years.

The new vans will be used by the company’s team of installation and maintenance engineers. All are equipped with Citroën Connect Box, which includes an Emergency and Assistance system and also provides a telematics portal.

Robert Heath Heating has chosen an optional enhanced managed maintenance service via Free2Move Lease. This means that the Robert Heath Heating team will benefit from hassle-free repair and maintenance for the new fleet, with all bookings plus driver and dealer liaison handled by the Free2Move Lease team. Robert Heath Heating will receive regular bespoke reporting on the work provided.  Additionally the inbuilt PSA telematics system flags up vehicle faults automatically and the Free2Move Lease team will ensure they are attended to quickly by the chosen repairer, maintaining vehicles in peak condition.

The new Robert Heath Heating vans are also equipped with Free2Move Connect Fleet, the telematics package offered as an option by Free2Move Lease. This provides three telematics packages to suit a wide range of customer requirements to help with fleet management, eco-driving and geolocation.

Key benefits include:

  • Vehicles are equipped at factory with the telematics hardware as standard, reducing the cost and time to fit later
  • Improved safety for mobile employees through closer vehicle monitoring
  • Receive 100% accurate fuel management reports with time, location and amount of fuel added – allowing the company to track fuel use & costs directly
  • Promotes a safe and cost-effective driving style via reports, confirming speed, RPM levels, harsh braking, etc.

“Free2Move Lease has been Robert Heath Heating’s preferred supply chain partner for vehicle financing for around 12 years,”, says Robert Heath Heating’s Commercial Director, Stuart Cocks, “As an organisation Free2Move Lease is prepared to push boundaries and break the mould of what is often deemed to be an institutionalised and inflexible industry.”

“It’s a great pleasure for Free2Move Lease to renew our long-standing business partnership with Robert Heath Heating. Through our long association we have developed extensive knowledge of the business and are proud to be their funding partner again with the delivery of the newest vehicles to join the fleet”, comments Mark Pickles, General Manager of Free2Move Lease in the UK, “Since all the new vans are equipped with managed maintenance and integrated telematics from Free2Move Lease,  it means that Robert Heath Heating can focus on its core business, while our team takes care of the day-to-day management tasks related to vehicle servicing and maintenance, a great benefit for fleets of all sizes.”

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