A funding and fleet management contract between ARI Fleet and McNicoll Vehicle Hire has been announced.
The deal will include new commercial vehicles being funded using ARI’s conditional sale finance product, allowing McNicoll to expand its fleet.
ARI will also provide maintenance, fleet, and accident management for McNicoll’s fleet of more than 1,200 vehicles.
Although McNicoll has a maintenance team at its Livingston headquarters, the ARI deal will cover SMR on a national basis.
McNicoll managing director David Stewart said: “I am very pleased to have partnered with ARI, I see it as a partnership that perfectly fits both parties and our views are very much aligned.
“I believe working alongside ARI opens the door for us not just to be the top rental company in Scotland, but in the UK, with their financial backing and national network.”
ARI sales director Rory Mackinnon said: “McNicoll Vehicle Hire is an extremely well-regarded and trusted company, and so it is excellent to be working with them as a key partner in their expansion.
“Despite the difficulties of the past 18 months, McNicoll has continued to grow, which illustrates how highly thought of it is by its customers in both the corporate and consumer rental sectors, and we look forward to working with them to enhance their offering.
“It is very much a partnership that benefits all: as they win more business and bring more vehicles onto fleet, we can maximise their availability in-life, allowing McNicoll to concentrate on delivering their highly-renowned customer service.”