Fraikin has provided Finewood Joinery, Scotland’s largest door importer and supplier, with two new commercial vehicles on a five-year, full service contract hire agreement. This marks the first time the company moved away from outright purchase in its history. The new 18 tonne DAF LF and 7.2 tonne IVECO Daily will become part of a four strong commercial vehicle fleet and will be on the road for up to five days a week.

Both vehicles are mounted with Tekbo bodywork and technology, including side and rear-view cameras to help drivers monitor potential blind-spots and ensure maximum safety around cyclists and pedestrians in busy urban environments.

Fraikin’s forward looking approach and ability to modernise the Finewood Joinery fleet with the latest generation Euro VI vehicles that offer improved efficiency and reliability were key to securing the contract. In addition, the contract hire package means all financing, compliance and maintenance issues are taken care of, allowing Finewood Joinery to concentrate on growing its business.

“Fraikin took the time to show how contract hire would offer genuine benefits for our business, which made it an easy decision for us. Having two brand new vehicles reflects well on us as a company, and as servicing and maintenance is also included, it’s one less thing for us to worry about,” said Willie Anderson, managing director at Finewood Joinery.

“We worked closely with Fraikin to tailor the specs of these two new vehicles with innovations to make them as safe and efficient as possible. We’ve been very impressed with how easy the entire process has been and look forward to growing our fleet with them,” he continued.

The contract hire agreement between the two companies includes all servicing, maintenance and repair on a collection and delivery basis. The agreement also includes tyre replacement, road fund licensing and 24/7 breakdown support.