The Autumn Budget last week revealed a £44bn package of investment plans designed to increase the amount of new homes being built to 300,000 by the middle of the next decade.
Europcar UK, a subsidiary of Europcar Group, the European leader in vehicle rental services and a major player in mobility markets, is responding by offering the construction sector access to a wide range of specialist and commercial vehicles, enabling it to meet the increased demand.
In addition, Europcar is giving small and medium sized construction firms access to long-term car hire through its Advantage service, so that they don’t need to tie up capital in new vehicle acquisition.
The construction sector is set to see a surge in activity, as the Government’s investment in housing gets underway. As a result, construction companies will be under pressure to ‘tool up’ to meet the demand.
“Our sustained investment in our specialist and commercial vehicle service over the last few years has put us in a strong position to meet the needs of construction firms as they gear up to make the most of the Government’s commitment to building new homes”, said Stuart Russell, Special Vehicles Director for Europcar UK.
“Not only do we have a network of 14 supersites, with van specialists on hand to talk to customers about their needs, but we also offer access to bespoke vans with special racking, tow bars and tool boxes.
"Plus our Advantage offering means businesses in the construction sector that don’t want to tie up capital in outright vehicle acquisition or long term leases can just rent vehicles for their specific needs, at competitive rates.
“Europcar has the fleet and expertise to give the construction industry the flexibility it needs to increase or decrease fleet with no penalties.
"And this means we can support businesses operating right across the sector – from civil engineering to specialist trades – as the investment in UK housing develops.”