Midlands Asset Finance establishes new vehicle management division

Midlands Asset Finance has launched a new vehicle management and leasing division catering for small businesses and large fleets.

The new division will be fun by director and head of vehicle management, Chris Leslie, who previously ran the New Business team at Pendragon Vehicle Management.

In addition to financing options, the vehicle management arm of Midland Asset Finance (MAF) will provide larger fleets with accident or risk management and mobility solutions.

Speaking about the creation of the new division, Leslie said: “I am delighted to be joining MAF to launch this exciting new division.

"We can now offer a mobility solution across multiple business sectors, whilst offering a comprehensive vehicle funding solution for all our clients - whether it’s for personal or business use.

Director and head of sales and property, Dave Chapman (left) added: “The new division will complement our existing offering of funding for asset finance and property really well, as we provide funding solutions across all industry sectors. 

"We will be concentrating on helping clients with cost savings and improved efficiencies across all aspects of vehicle management.”

Maritime strengthens fleet with Lawrence David trailer order

Maritime Transport has added 150 Lawrence David trailers to its distribution fleet as it continues to grow its domestic distribution customer base.

The curtainsider trailers are single-deck 13.6m units fitted with EN12642XL compliant curtains with clearspan pillarless roof designs, soft dock features, a load restraint system and heavy-duty flooring.

So far, 50 units have hit the road, with 100 more due to be added between September and October.

Stuart Wardlaw, fleet director at Maritime Transport, said: “We have always been really pleased with the quality of Lawrence David’s products and their personal approach throughout our six-year relationship with them.’

He added: ‘The new trailers will further enable us to continue servicing our customers during these challenging times so that Britain can continue to function. We are extremely proud of our curtainsider fleet and the drivers and staff who operate them, and look forward to their integration across our depot network.”

Andy Dodge, Lawrence David MD added: “It is a real pleasure to once again be working alongside Maritime, a company that like us is incredibly passionate about providing the best possible service to their customers utilising the best equipment. We are delighted the new trailers will strengthen Maritime’s intensive operation and capacity to provide vital logistics during the pandemic, and thank them for their loyalty.”