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Police extend contract with My Green Fleet

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Going green when it comes to vehicle parts has saved 40 Police Forces in the UK more than £2 million since the introduction of a pioneering scheme in 2010.

The company behind the initiative is My Green Fleet, part of the FAB Recycling Group, which has been awarded a two-year extension to a contract that ensures public money is spent more efficiently to keep Police vehicles on the road for less.

Jason Cross, managing director of FAB Recycling Group, says: “This is a major endorsement for pre-owned parts. As more Police Forces think green as part of their fleet management strategy, they will save millions of pounds every year. By rolling out the scheme to other public services the savings could top tens of millions annually for local and central Government. It’s a win-win solution for public sector fleets and taxpayers alike.”

At the last Conservative Party conference, Cabinet members and senior MPs were introduced to the initiative and were overwhelmingly positive. Home Secretary Teresa May, Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling and Minster for State and Policing Damian Green, all attended FAB Recycling’s trade stand and spoke with Jason Cross. Jason told us; “The Home Secretary visited our stand at least twice as long as other MPs and cabinet members and laid the foundations for a relationship with some of the Government’s decision-makers. All seemed genuinely interested in the potential savings to be made by supplying cost-conscious public sector customers with non-safety, warranted recycled vehicle parts.”

My Green Fleet (MGF) isn't only helping the Police. It has enabled many organisations to make savings of up to 60% off the manufacturer’s price of parts and body panels. MGF removes non-safety related parts from accident damaged and end-of-life vehicles, which are then sold back to the donor fleets as and when required.

My Green Fleet reduces repair costs and the amount of time a vehicle is out of action, as well as ensuring badly damaged vehicles are disposed of responsibly, securely, environmentally and in line with all current legislation. The national Police contract for this service was put into place by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of all the UK forces.

Richard Flint, assets & logistics manager at North Yorkshire Police, says, “This contract is undoubtedly producing some of the largest savings we have seen in Police Fleet management for some time, all forces that are fully committed to this venture will reap the benefits for years to come and some forces are telling us that they could now not afford to operate without these savings.”

My Green Fleet is part of FAB Recycling Ltd which is based in Cinderford, Gloucestershire.

August 2014

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