Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has appointed leasing and fleet management company Fleet Alliance to manage its vehicles.

The firm operates company cars for area managers and account management staff, while service engineers and sales staff use vans.

Previously, all vehicles were managed internally, but following a tender process, Fleet Alliance was selected based on its e-fleet fleet management platform and the service levels it offers.

Since Fleet Alliance took on the contract, a number of efficiency measures have been introduced, including switching all vehicles from a mix of outright purchase and leasing to leasing throughout,

Vehicles are now also tendered to select the best leasing rates, while Fleet Alliance said it mileage manages the fleet to ensure Nisbets does not incur excess mileage charges when cars and vans are defleeted.