Kwik-Fit has signed a three-year deal to supply tyre-related services to British Gas, which has a fleet of 12,500 light commercial vehicles.

The three-year contract is for Kwik Fit to deliver tyre repair and replacement, tyre management, authorisation and invoicing and tyre safety checks to the energy supplier.

The contract, one of Kwik-Fit’s largest to an end-user fleet, sees a return to the two companies working together after a 10-year partnership was interrupted three years ago.

Kwik-Fit said a critical factor in securing the new deal was its national Mobile tyre fitting service, with British Gas focused on keeping vehicle downtime to an absolute minimum.

Kwik-Fit technicians carry a stock of tyres in their vans when carrying out checks, so if a replacement is needed this can be done immediately.

Kwik-Fit operates a 200-strong centrally-managed Mobile fleet, and its Mobile7 operation, which covers regions including London, the West Midlands and north-west England, offers a seven day a week 8.30am to 8.30pm mobile tyre fitting service.

Kwik-Fit GB fleet sales director Andy Fern said: “British Gas operates a very high-profile and technical van fleet and the whole Kwik-Fit team is proud to be serving the company again.

“Winning the new contract was a team effort and British Gas detected Kwik-Fit’s hunger to win the contract during the negotiations.

“Now, following implementation, we will continue the momentum and deliver on our commitment to provide a first-class level of service and exceed key performance indicators laid down by a high-profile customer.”