Kier appoints Nexus
Nexus Vehicle Rental, the leading provider of vehicle rental supply, management and rental software, has become the vehicle rental supplier for Kier’s fleet services business over the next two years.
The new contract will see Nexus provide nationwide supply of both short and medium term rental vehicles, approximately 20 per cent of which will be commercial vehicles. Through Nexus, Kier is also able to access ‘special build’ vehicles required for specific projects which may be returned after the rental period negating the need for purchase.
Kier’s fleet services team provides vehicles across Kier Group and through Nexus’ innovative IRIS (Intelligent Rental Information Software) platform, the leading construction, services and property group has access to a secure, web-based system to manage its full rental process, provide total cost control and deliver real time, tailored reporting. Nexus’ software systems will provide Kier with an expanded rental proposition through access to an enlarged supply chain and reduced overheads.
Steve Osborne, Kier’s fleet manager, said: “Through Nexus we have access to a broader range of rental services and systems, and improved supply across all vehicle types from standard to highly specialist. Its flexibility and problem solving attitude means we are guaranteed vehicle delivery and an unparalleled level of service while saving costs through increased efficiencies.
“IRIS has been a most attractive solution for us in both day to day operations and report management, which we can now access instantly highlighting any issues as they arise while increasing our capability to reduce both cost and management time. IRIS has allowed our business units to take increased responsibility for their own rental spend and we have used the data available to identify the vehicles we use the most to secure preferential rates saving our business further money.” Nexus’ Managing Director, John Ellis, said: “We are delighted to be working with a company as prestigious as Kier. We’ve already liaised closely with Steve to recognise savings across Kier’s rental provision including the production of reports highlighting areas of high fuel usage.
“Through IRIS, Nexus is Kier’s sole supplier enabling the company to manage its full rental provision cost effectively, time efficiently and with minimal administration.”