Brentwood, Essex, 08 May 2012 – The Ford Galaxy is set to become an even more familiar sight on the streets of London following a new agreement with Europe’s largest minicab firm, Addison Lee.
For the first time, Addison Lee has agreed a two-year contract with a manufacturer, rather than a 12-month deal, meaning up to 3,000 Galaxy models will join the fleet during the contract period. Its 3,500-strong fleet of premium minicabs is largely Ford-badged with the UK market leader now supplying around 50 vehicles per week.
Addison Lee managing director, Liam Griffin, said: “With more than 3,000 of our Ford Galaxy vehicles on the streets of London, the Addison Lee fleet is a familiar sight in the capital. The Ford Galaxy has become synonymous with Addison Lee and representative of our professional service, so we are delighted to partner with Ford for another two years.”
A major draw to the Ford Galaxy for Addison Lee is its excellent fuel economy and low emissions. “Ford’s commitment to producing cleaner, more efficient engines has also contributed towards Addison Lee reducing CO2 emissions across our entire fleet by 10 per cent last year. This has helped the company win awards for ‘best large private sector fleet’ and ‘innovation in fleet management’ at the 2011 Energy Saving Trust Fleet Heroes Awards,” added Griffin.
Kevin Griffin, Ford of Britain fleet director, said: “We are delighted that Addison Lee has again recognised the Ford Galaxy’s class-leading attributes. Addison Lee’s prestige status as a provider of premium minicabs and chauffeur-driven cars is a great complement to Ford’s dedication to vehicle quality and reliability. Fleet customers like Addison Lee are taking a closer look at reducing vehicle emissions and I’m delighted that Ford is helping them achieve that.”
Addison Lee is London’s largest minicab company, with over 16,000 account customers including 50 per cent of the FTSE 100. It fulfils up to 32,000 journeys per day for around 10 million passengers every year and offers an award winning range of apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphones.
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