RVS Develops On-Site Workshops For Customers

Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) is expanding its workshop base with the addition of two new depots located at Devon Contract Waste (DCW) in Exeter and at the Heathrow depot of Simply Waste Solutions (SWS).

Both DCW and SWS have Repair & Maintenance contracts for their fleets with RVS, and the new on-site facilities mean less downtime and quicker repairs to vehicles.

James Capel, CEO and Founder, Simply Waste Solutions said: “RVS have been doing our repairs and maintenance since 2016. We pay them a fixed monthly fee and they deal with everything related to the vehicle bodies, as well as the chassis not covered by an OEM warranty. We used to call them out and they always responded quickly. However, this new on-site solution is even better. We have visibility on our costs for the future and an increase in vehicle uptime.”

RVS has employed a full-time engineer and an apprentice to man the on-site workshop at SWS.

James continued: “RVS offers a very unique service; I haven’t come across any other companies who provide this kind of R&M on bodies and chassis; and certainly nobody who creates on-site, manned workshop facilities for their customers. The great thing is that we don’t have to worry about having spare capacity anymore as RVS can provide us with a vehicle if we need one. They are helping us to be more efficient, so we can be more competitive, and provide a better service at a better price.”

RVS provides a complete one stop solution for refuse vehicle operators, supplying a wide range of refuse vehicles – new, Quality Used and Remanufactured – as well as a host of support services comprising repairs, service, hire vehicles, breakdown cover, parts, finance and vehicle transportation.

Simon Almond, Managing Director, Devon Contract Waste said: “As we expand its ever more important to make sure our fleet is always available for efficient service. To ensure this is possible we have contracted all our vehicle body maintenance and chassis repairs to RVS on a fixed-cost contract. We now have our own dedicated on-site engineer, which works really well because he is able to deal with potential faults or minor damage quickly before they cause a breakdown.

“Our relationship with RVS has grown as both companies have expanded. We have a close working partnership and that has made our job looking after our clients much simpler.”

Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS: “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to add value and help our customers operate their fleet more efficiently. Our partnership with DCW and SWS offers a host of benefits to everyone concerned. For us it makes sense to have vehicles ready and waiting where they are most needed.”

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