Facilities management company Richard Irvin FM has agreed a contract hire deal for 91 vans from Asset Alliance Group.

The vans, including Volkswagen and Vauxhall models, will be used by the Richard Irvin FM team to serve commercial property and housing customers.

The company is said to have approached Asset Alliance Group after word-of-mouth recommendation, and awarded it the deal based on speed of supply and the quality of its full-service offer, which includes tyre replacement, full servicing, maintenance and repair, safety inspections and breakdown cover.

The Richard Irvin FM team also gets access to an online portal which collates compliance records, maintenance schedules and servicing information in one easy to access dashboard.

Richard Irvin FM finance and support services director Mark Ritchie said: “Asset Alliance Group came highly recommended to us and after several discussions with previous suppliers, they were the clear stand out. Since the moment we made contact, we’ve been really pleased with how flexible and helpful the whole team have been.

“They were able to replace our whole fleet on a short timescale whilst navigating the pandemic and they worked safely with us throughout the whole process. We wanted a partner who could offer us the best possible service with national coverage which is what we have got with Asset Alliance Group. 

“They have provided us with the exact models we wanted and worked closely with us to create a tailor-made plan for the management of our fleet.

“As we continue to grow and expand our business, it is important that our workforce is equipped to work safely and efficiently. These new fuel-efficient vans, have also provided us with a great opportunity to share our refreshed brand into the communities that we serve.”