Rapid nationwide expansion and unfortunate experiences with previous cars has led a major plastics supplier to rationalise its vehicle fleet – and it has started by placing its first orders for Toyota cars.
Toyota has become one of the two approved marques in the fleet of Britain’s largest private company and department store group, the John Lewis Partnership. Following a review in which Toyota emerged in first place, all its diesel and hybrid-powered cars are now eligible for use within the group.
A window, door and conservatory manufacturer has switched its sales fleet to Toyota, and its procurement policy from outright payment to contract hire, in a move that looks set to prove popular with staff as well as management.
Six Toyota RAV4s have joined East Midlands Ambulance Service, following a successful year-long trial. The 4x4s will be among 40 Fast Response Vehicles (FRVs) in the service’s 490-strong fleet, operated by paramedics and carrying a full range of emergency equipment.