Renault van fleet rises

One of the world’s biggest providers of office supplies and workplace solutions has enhanced the fleet of its UK operation with the addition of 172 Renault Master panel vans.

Lyreco, which operates in 42 countries across four continents, will use the Renault Master vans in the delivery of its 10,000-plus office and workplace-based products to its clients nationwide.

The firm is a long-standing partner of Renault and its latest vehicles were chosen after Lyreco engaged ERA Fleet Cost Management to manage the tender amongst manufacturers and suppliers. The Renault Masters replace vehicles from another brand and won the tender based on their whole life costs, impressive payload and the reliability of the other Renault vehicles that Lyreco operates.

Lyreco’s Renault Masters all feature the Business level of trim, which offers a high level of comfort, safety and convenience. The firm’s fleet of drivers benefit from such standard features as a DAB radio with Bluetooth, electric front windows, remote central locking, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with HSA (Hill Start Assist) and Grip Xtend; an advanced electronic traction control system which acts on the vehicle’s driven wheels to optimise traction on loose surfaces.

All of Lyreco’s Renault Masters have been supplied by Greenhous Renault’s Shrewsbury dealership.

Renault van sales in the UK grew by over 20% to 13,435 vehicles in the first half of 2016, significantly outpacing the van market that grew by 2.5%, according to official figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. LCV marketshare for the first half of 2016 stood at seven per cent – up one per cent on the same period in 2015.

Renault’s growth in the van market builds upon a record year for LCV sales in the UK last year, with sales up 40% on 2014 to 25,458 units, and also the manufacturer being the best-selling LCV brand in Europe for the 18th consecutive year.