Important milestone in major supply chain revamp as BonCulina UK invests in upgraded fleet of 13 new vehicles to strengthen its outbound logistics across all market sectors to improve client satisfaction and to meet healthcare delivery targets.

BonCulina UK has invested £2.2million in a new commercial fleet to improve its outbound logistics in an ambitious supply chain improvement programme.

The new fleet of 13 vehicles will go live from Autumn 2024. Customers will see an immediate benefit as an improved temporary fleet has been introduced to bridge the gap ahead of the full transition later this year.

Steve Williams, Group Sales Director at Prohire said: “We are delighted to partner with BonCulina UK, becoming its preferred and trusted supplier of contract hire and fleet management solutions and supporting its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. We are proud to support the team in meeting their client-driven needs and are looking forward to developing the partnership over the coming years.”

Sanjay Nayar, Head of Supply Chain for BonCulina UK, said: “Addressing our vehicle fleet has been a key objective since I joined the company last year. It is a vital component in the transformation of our outbound logistics to support growing volumes across market sectors and to meet our NHS delivery targets.

“We acknowledge that receiving the right product at the right time is paramount to our clients being able to provide top-class food service which is as important to us as our clients.  This is an important milestone in a comprehensive plan to transform our end-to-end supply chain, with further improvements planned in the months to come.  We are very happy in our decision to select Prohire as our fleet management partner going forward and are really satisfied with the service level we have received so far.”

The new fleet spans from 3.5 tonne up to 18 tonne vehicles, with chilled and frozen capacity to serve routes across the UK mainland. Naturally, all of the vehicles meet Euro 6 emission standards in place to reduce harmful emissions.

The new fleet is part of BonCulina’s overall aspiration to deliver the highest standard of service, alongside environmental and social responsibility across all activities.