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Ford launches new leasing and fleet management service to Irish market

Targeted at businesses that run a fleet of vehicles, Ford Lease is a competitive integrated leasing and full fleet management offering that was recently launched in the Irish market.

Ford Lease is provided as a partnership between Ford Credit, Ford’s finance arm, and ALD Automotive (formerly Merrion Fleet).

Mastertech, one of Ireland’s leading building services and engineering solutions providers recently concluded a Ford Lease agreement for the supply of a range vehicles through main Ford dealer, Spirit Ford in Sandyford, Dublin.

Mastertech runs a full fleet of some 30 vehicles and the range supplied through the Ford Lease agreement includes Transit Custom, Ranger, Kuga Commercial and Focus passenger vehicle models.

Lynn McHugh, Fleet Manager at Spirit Ford, with Paul Kane from Mastertech.

Paul Kane of Mastertech said: “We worked with the Spirit Ford team to craft an agreement that, for us, takes much of the work out of running our extensive fleet of commercial vehicles.

“It is ideal in that our optional service and maintenance plan means that we do not have the headache of worrying about servicing and maintenance of the vehicles, we are covered for problems such as tyres and general servicing (overall requirements of the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Test – CVRT), freeing up our team members’ time so that they can focus on meeting the needs of our customers.”

Lynn McHugh, Fleet Manager at Spirit Ford said: “The Ford Lease offering is a flexible and affordable way for companies to better manage their fleets. It is fully scalable to the needs of the customer whether they want one, two or even 20 vehicles under the deal.

“The accountants love it because it comes with a set monthly cost over a set period of time and enables the customer to reduce to a minimum the amount of time any of their vehicles could potentially be off the road due to the unlikely occurrence of breakdown or other mechanical issues.

“And given that Ford’s fleet of vehicles are leaders in technology in their space, with the latest connected vehicle and fleet management technologies, customers have the reassurance that they are driving the best and most up to date commercial vehicles on the road.”