LANCASHIRE-based leasing broker KeyFleet has won the contract to manage the 30+ fleet of the CMAC Group.
The CMAC Group provides managed ground transport and accommodation solutions for global businesses, specialising in time-critical passenger transport from the aviation, railway and direct to end user sectors.
Key to the agreement is the downward management of carbon emissions.
Company founder Steve Turner said:
As a significant player in the transport industry we are committed to minimising our environmental impact and putting plans in place to reduce our carbon footprint from our services, people, buildings, suppliers and of course, our 30+ vehicle fleet.
It was important that we partnered with a company that shared our vision for a carbon neutral future and a provider that could help us plan that transition by selecting the right vehicles, talking to our drivers, creating a structured fleet policy, and even supplying charging solutions.
CMAC said that KeyFleet’s fleet and driver management allowed its own team to have a clearer focus on group objectives.
We now have a clear plan on how we will transition our company fleet to EVs and also how we might be able to help our wider staff base access EVs through the KeyFleet salary sacrifice scheme.
KeyFleet’s MD, Marc McLoughlin, added:
More and more SMEs want to make the switch to EVs but it isn’t a straightforward process – there is so much more to it that just ‘leasing a car’. We are only part way through the project at this stage with around half of the company fleet replaced but by 2025 the new fleet programme will have had a significant impact on CMAC’s journey to net zero.
Marc added that KeyFleet would also be rolling out its SalEx salary sacrifice programme to CMAC’s 200+ staff base in the second half of this year.
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