Replacement ice cream van sourced in 40 minutes. Leading vehicle rental broker and rental systems provider, Nexus Rental, stepped in to help a Kettering ice cream seller when his vehicle was involved in an accident. The ice cream man’s insurance policy promised a replacement vehicle – rather a tall order! Nexus was able to source a new van, fully kitted out ready to sell ice creams and lollies, within a mere 40 minutes of the request being received.
“Whilst sourcing ice cream vans is not a core part of our business, being able to find a replacement vehicle in just 40 minutes certainly demonstrates the strength of our supply chain and the capabilities of the IRIS application which was able to source this unusual requirement without human intervention” confirmed Neil McCrossan, Chief Executive, Nexus Rental. “As the temperatures rise, no good ice cream vendor would want to miss out on sales – so it was vital to get a replacement vehicle to the customer as quickly as possible.
“The ice cream van was fully powered to sell ice creams and other cold goods and even had a full range of tunes to play!”
Nexus Rental Management provides a range of vehicle rental services and systems supporting fleet and leasing companies, major corporate companies, government departments and national charities. Working in partnership with over 50 rental companies in the managed supply chain, including virtually all the major providers, Nexus supports a variety of transportation requirements for businesses and individuals from one-day-one-way rentals to 90-day plus and lead-in vehicles throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Central to the Nexus Rental Management proposition is its unique online booking and management system, IRIS. IRIS fully automates all booking processes internally via direct connectivity with several leading rental suppliers in the UK including National, Europcar, Enterprise and Avis.
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