Relationship Continues to Blossom with the Prohire Group and Bunzl Catering Supplies

Commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management company, Prohire Limited has supplied Bunzl Catering Supplies with a fleet of new high specification Mercedes Actros tractor units, fitted with the latest fuel saving technology and safety features.

This follows on from the supply of new vehicles for the opening of Bunzl Catering Supplies’ Harlow branch which brought its network of operating branches to seven plus its national distribution centre at Tamworth. Prohire has since supplied new 3.5 tonne panel vans, Luton bodied vehicles, 7.5 tonne to 18 tonne rigid vehicles with box bodies and semi-trailers. Together with the most recent order, this brings the total commitment to 145 Bunzl-liveried vehicles on long term contract hire, as well as management of fleet uptime and compliance plus accident management.

The fleet operates on a 48-hour delivery cycle, with day one orders arriving on day three to ensure that Bunzl’s catering and hospitality customers always have stock of non-food consumables. The company specialises in sourcing, consolidating and delivering a complete range of essential products to catering and hospitality businesses.

Managed for Prohire by account manager, Sean Barnfather, the Bunzl Catering Supplies business is overseen by Operations Director, Paul Hassall and Sales Director, Andrew Morley. Commenting on the relationship, Andrew said, “Prohire has been working with Bunzl Catering Supplies for over 20 years and the relationship has gone from strength to strength, based on great collaboration and thorough understanding of working practices and customers’ needs. We are delighted to be able to provide such a seamless ‘end to end’ service.”

Bunzl’s National Transport Manager, Phil Haskew added, “Prohire is a good company to work with. Firstly, it’s able to tailor its support to suit the specific needs of Bunzl, providing in effect a bespoke fleet management solution. Secondly, the whole Prohire team is very accessible, so it’s easy to get to speak to whoever you need, and they are always responsive.”

Prohire supplies commercial vehicles and full fleet support services to a wide range of business sectors including foodservice and catering, chilled food and pharmaceuticals, builders’ merchants, leisure retail and the brewing industry as well as to specialist logistics companies. For further details about Prohire Limited’s services please contact: 08432 909 089 or email enquiries@prohiregroup.co.uk