Office supply firm Lyreco has updated its UK fleet with 172 new Renault Master vans. The marque replaces another brand in the fleet, and will be used to deliver items from Lyreco’s 10,000+ catalogue of office and workplace supplies.
Lyreco is a long-standing partner of Renault. These new vans were chosen after Lyreco engaged ERA Fleet Cost Management to conduct a tender including other 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.
Nick Dacey, Logistics Director, Lyreco, emphasised that the Masters were chosen under competitive circumstances:
“Although we have a long relationship with Renault, we still like to re-evaluate our fleet on a regular basis and, once again, the Renault Master has proved to be ahead of its rivals and the ideal fit for our requirements.”
With a maximum payload of 1,530kg from the factory, Lyreco’s Renault Masters have been supplied in (LM35) Long wheelbase, medium roof specification. All feature the French firm’s 135hp 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine and are specified with front-wheel drive, maximising load space and payload and providing a driver-friendly low floor for easy loading and unloading.
All of Lyreco’s new Masters have been specified in Business trim, which includes 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.