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Alphabet recognised for Best Van Fleet Management in 2018 Van Awards

posted on 06/04/2018

Pictured: Dean Hedger, Head of LCV for Alphabet (GB) Limited receiving the award for ‘Best Van Fleet Management’ at the 2018 Van Awards from Neil McIntee, editor of Vans A2Z and Dan Gilkes, Editor, Van Fleet World .


Fleet leasing and mobility experts Alphabet (GB) Limited today announce their success in the 2018 Van Awards with recognition for ‘Best Van Fleet Management’. Head of LCV at Alphabet, Dean Hedger collected the award from Van Fleet World for the Smartsheet Build & Conversion Management innovation.

Held at Twickenham Stadium, the Van Awards celebrate best practice in the commercial vehicle arena and recognise the very best suppliers and service providers in that field. Van Fleet World Editor Dan Gilkes commented: “The 2018 Van Awards turned the spotlight on those companies that are leading the way, with innovative light commercial vehicle solutions, both in manufacture and in support services. The way that vans are used, particularly in the urban environment, is constantly changing to meet the needs of fleets. Which is one of the reasons that we are not just dependant on van manufacturers, but on the huge technological support network that surrounds vehicle use.”

Gilkes commented further: “Specifying standard vans can be hard enough, but overseeing complex conversions, involving several parties, requires a far higher level of transparency and a joined-up approach. Alphabet has created a commercial vehicle build and conversion tool based on Smartsheet, that provides vehicle arrival dates from OEM to converter, build start to completion dates and the date the vehicle will be available to the customer. The system can provide bespoke functionality, storing build and conversion data as it happens and supporting collaboration between the customer, the OEM and the converter.”

Head of LCV, Dean Hedger, who collected the award commented: “We’re thrilled to win this award for ‘Best Van Fleet Management’, on the back of our 2017 Van Fleet World award for our Virtual Handover innovation. Commercial Vehicles are vital to our customers’ businesses and they are a significant part of Alphabet’s UK operation. This award demonstrates our continued innovation in the commercial vehicle space to ensure that we’re delivering low emission, fuel-efficient vehicles with the latest safety features that are truly ‘fit for purpose’ for the variety of jobs that our customers need them for.

Our LCV fleet is growing year on year and we’ve made a commitment that we’ll continue to grow our commercial vehicle capabilities through progressive innovations, a partnership approach with customers and converters and outstanding service delivery. The world of commercial vehicles is changing rapidly with the pace of change will only increase. So we want to support our customers and potential customers in this transition to ensure they make the most of the opportunities ahead.”

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