Nexus appointed by electrical giant Rexel

Nexus Vehicle Rental has won a competitive tender to deliver all rental requirements for the UK arm of global electrical distributor, Rexel, on an exclusive basis.

Rexel, which has over 250 branches across the UK, chose Nexus due to its unrivalled vehicle availability and geographical coverage, and the ability to manage the entire rental process through Nexus’ online booking and management portal, IRIS.

Rexel will use Nexus for short-term rentals to cover maintenance of core fleet, medium term to cope with fluctuations in work volume and longer-term, pre-lease rentals for new employees joining the business.

Nexus will also work with Rexel to further simplify its internal processes through additional IT development to enable its 3,000 employees to self-serve via a stringent approval process within IRIS.

David Fisher, fleet manager at Rexel, said: “Rental has always played a significant part in our fleet make-up due to the size of our business but we were increasingly finding our previous supplier couldn’t always fulfil our requests due to the right type of vehicle not being available or it not being in the right location.

“Nexus provided the best response to our tender based on our requirements and with a sophisticated IT platform to enable full visibility of the rental journey, which will significantly reduce the administrative burden, they were the obvious partner.

“In revising our approach to fleet with Nexus, we have a much more robust process for rental management and approval in place and we look forward to working with Nexus to further simplify the process in future.”

David Brennan, CEO at Nexus Vehicle Rental, said: “Rexel is a market-leader in the electrical world and we are delighted to be working with them exclusively to improve business efficiency and reduce costs.

“Through constantly reviewing and adding new suppliers we now offer access to 550,000 vehicles – from HGVs to hatchbacks – via 2,000 locations meaning we can source any vehicle, anytime, anywhere, and are perfectly placed to fulfil the rental needs of a business of Rexel’s size and scale.”

In addition to its latest investment, Rexel is also committed to providing a host of innovative solutions to support the nation’s fleets, including extensive EV charging options. Its comprehensive range of available services and solutions include numerous types of charging units to reflect the specific mode of charging and application, including commercial, residential and public charge points. Furthermore, its available solutions include both wall and ground mounted options.

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