Colombes, 5th October 2017 – Through the initiative of the Purchasing Department, the FRAIKIN Group presented its supplier awards on 28 September. The event, which was attended by Pierre-Louis Colin, FRAIKIN’s Chairman of the Board, and all members of the Executive Committee, provided an opportunity to reaffirm the strong ties between the Group and its suppliers. The awards recognised suppliers in the categories of Operational Excellence, International Development, Sustainable Development, Innovation, and New Business Development.

Operational Excellence Award
The Operational Excellence Award was presented to the company TODD, which has partnered with FRAIKIN since 2000, for its high-quality service and logistics. TODD is now the official listed supplier for the batteries and HGV/LCV brake systems for all of FRAIKIN’s 128 agencies in France. TODD also supplies a wide range of spare parts for mechanical components, bodywork, and lighting systems.

International Development Award
RENAULT TRUCKS was presented with the International Development Award. For the past several years, the company has been a major partner of the group in various local markets. RENAULT TRUCKS also offers an effective TCO (total cost of ownership) in the fifteen countries where FRAIKIN is present due in large part to its spare parts capabilities and level of service.

Sustainable Development Award
The Sustainable Development Award was given to the company SAFETY KLEEN, which has been a supplier for FRAIKIN for over ten years. Through its activity, the group must control its environmental impact, promote green solutions, and operate in accordance with these values on a daily basis. SAFETY KLEEN helped FRAIKIN install degreasing fountains throughout its network of production shops. The solution is solvent free, meaning it doesn’t produce volatile organic compounds.

Innovation Award
The Innovation Award was presented to EXPEDICAR, a vehicle transport start-up. Expedicar and FRAIKIN just concluded a partnership to ship the group’s vehicles in France. This innovative solution means a vehicle’s availability is guaranteed at all times, allowing the company to be more responsive to its customers. Expedicar delivers vehicles to FRAIKIN throughout France using a variety of different solutions:


New Business Development Award
For the last category, New Business Development, the award was given to both DALBY, a major developer and producer of hydraulic arms, and SEMAT, a company specialised in the design and production of trash collection vehicles. Due to their effectiveness and fast response times, both companies contributed to the group’s success in their respective fields. “At FRAIKIN, the quality of our suppliers is essential to the group’s success and future. By establishing trust and openness, we built a relationship that is beneficial to both sides. Our suppliers allow us to provide our clients with a constant stream of innovative products and services. In turn, our partners need dependable stakeholders that are able to distribute their innovations and have a high capacity for development, just like us. It is through working together and thanks to their ability to listen, be proactive, and create innovations that we can build the future for FRAIKIN”, explains Pierre-Louis Colin, FRAIKIN’s Chairman of the Board.

« We ask a lot of our suppliers. We expect them to provide high-quality products and services and be very attentive to and in close contact with our market in order to help us improve lead times and always satisfy our clients. It’s quite natural then for us to recognise them whenever they provide us with the solutions that let us provide the best possible service to our clients”, adds Philippe Cuoc, Group Purchasing Director.

With seventy years’ experience and €663M turnover in 2016, the FRAIKIN Group, a leading European industrial, utility and commercial vehicle rental company, has the largest multibrand and multi-functional vehicle fleet (56,000 vehicles of which 51,000 are directly owned and 5,000 in managed fleets) and the largest dedicated and integrated network with 180 branches across Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Italy and Russia), as well as in Saudi Arabia. FRAIKIN is much more than a rental company. Together with 2,800 employees, FRAIKIN supports its customers in defining solutions adapted to their requirements and demonstrates expertise that always satisfies their need for responsiveness and flexibility.

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