Construction industry firm John F Hunt has switched to having vans supplied through Vanaways.

The deal has seen more than 100 vehicles join the fleet, all supplied via funding partner Holman, which is said to have worked closely with Vanaways to meet John F Hunt’s requirements.

John F Hunt group finance director Ian Saville said: “Historically we’ve tended to source our vehicles direct from manufacturers but following supply chain issues in the post-pandemic period, we decided to look at alternatives. It turned out to be a wise move.

“As an independent supplier, with a web of sourcing avenues, Vanaways has been able to come up with the vehicles we need very quickly and with minimal hassle or headache. The fact that they’re not tied to any one manufacturer also means we have access to models from a wide variety of brands, all in one place.

“This flexibility means we can get vehicles in without delay, when we need them, which is very advantageous when taking on new contracts or adding recruits to our teams. Speed of delivery is often among the most important considerations, more so than a specific make or model.”

Vanaways business development director Liam Nicholas said: “We were delighted to win this significant piece of business and to forge a successful partnership with both John F Hunt and finance provider Holman – through which we’ve demonstrated our ability to deliver the right vehicles in double-quick time, regardless of the size of the order. 

“We’re also helping to streamline the process of remarketing John F Hunt’s older vehicles, through our online part-exchange platform. We look forward to building on this relationship, going forward.”

Holman business development manager Gareth Hanvey said: “The success of this arrangement is a prime example of how stakeholders can collaborate towards a unified objective – the customer’s satisfaction. 

“John F Hunt required flexibility from their funding package with Holman’s model fulfilling this need exceptionally well.

“Partnering with Vanaways to source the vehicles, meanwhile, allowed us to devise a very straightforward solution with commitments that we know will be upheld. The strength of our relationship lies in the foundation of trust, giving our clients the peace of mind that comes from knowing our words are backed by action.”