Venson Automotive Solutions turns to vGroup to deliver safety kits

vGroup International is to supply safety kits to Venson Automotive Solutions to fit into newly supplied company cars and light commercial vehicles.

The kits are in addition to the Milton Keynes-based company providing number plates, vehicle handover paperwork and a card holder for all vehicles and branded mats for company cars and rubber mats and seat covers for vans.

Venson Automotive Solutions is the latest vehicle funding and fleet management provider to turn to vGroup International to equip vehicles with safety kits and other accessories.

Accessories were previously supplied by another organisation and Gil Kelly, operations director, Venson Automotive Solutions, said: “We see the provision of safety kits in all our vehicles as an important element of occupational road risk management.

“It is important to ensure that drivers have all the tools they need to help maintain their vehicles in the best possible condition such as tyre pressure and tread depth gauges.

“Additionally, in the event of an incident involving themselves or another road user it is important drivers have equipment to help ensure safety at the roadside such as a warning triangle and hi-vis vest.”

Venson Automotive Solutions, which has signed a three-year supply contract, is now among more than 100 contract hire and leasing companies and brokers across the UK equipping vehicles with safety kits provided by vGroup International.

Companies such as Venson Automotive Solutions are in the vanguard of equipping vehicles with safety kits and earlier this year vGroup International, the UK’s leading provider of motor accessory essentials, launched a campaign calling on daily rental companies to follow suit.

Martyn Nash, chairman of vGroup International, said: “We are delighted to win the new business opportunity with Venson Automotive Solutions and will continue to seek new opportunities to extend the partnership.”

Commenting on the ongoing discussions with daily rental companies to equip all vehicles with similar safety kits, Mr Nash said: “We have had positive meetings with a number of businesses.

“The discussions show they are receptive to our stance. They understand our view that corporate customers expect kits comprising roadside assistance and motoring first aid essentials to be in all cars driven by employees irrespective of the provider.

“We hope to announce new business wins with a number of daily rental companies in the near future.”