Commercial vehicle sales and hire specialist, Fleet Management Services, has moved to a new purpose built workshop and office space to support its growing customer base, after securing a six-figure funding package with Bank of Scotland.
The recent relocation has enabled the family-owned business to increase the number of services it offers and provides a platform to expand its light commercial sales and long term hire business throughout the North of Scotland.
In addition to vehicle sales and hire, the workshop includes a new car body repair facility as well as a general vehicle repair and maintenance department. The company now plans to scale the business to include MOT services.
The development of the new site, on Linkwood Road, has also resulted in three new appointments to the business.
Since opening its doors in 2000, Fleet Management Services has developed a reputation for supplying quality new and used light commercial vehicles with a personalised aftercare service.
Allan Howie, director at Fleet Management Services, said: “The new workshop is a huge step forward for our business. With customers travelling to us from as far as Aberdeen, Perth, Oban and Wick we wanted to be able to offer a one stop shop that met all their needs.
“We’re thrilled that the workshop is operating so successfully. Being the only business in the area that can offer vehicle sales and hire as well as repairs and MOT services, it was crucial we found a way to meet demand.”
Alan Bedford, relationship manager at Bank of Scotland, said: “Allan and his family have worked very hard to get the new premises up and running. It is clear that a number of businesses in the North of Scotland rely on Fleet Management Services, so it’s great to see the new workshop in action.
“Supporting businesses like Fleet Management Services, which are key to driving the economy of local communities, is all part of our plan to help Scotland prosper.”
Fleet Management Services has a presence in both Elgin and Edinburgh. Its Elgin branch recently partnered with Hertz Car Rental to provide a fuller range of hire cars; from a Mercedes ML to a Fiat 500.