Optimising business in Waikato and Bay of Plenty with vehicle leasing


Clayton Coe, Regional Manager – Waikato & Bay of Plenty

Managing a fleet of vehicles while trying to run a business, be it large or small, is not a task to take lightly. The automotive industry is experiencing a rate of change not seen before, especially in the area of low emission vehicles and the associated government legislation.

This can make it incredibly difficult to make informed decisions about the future of your fleet vehicles.

The present financial outlook in some markets can also be restrictive and cause uncertainty, with some businesses delaying vehicle replacements and subsequently increasing the risk of expensive maintenance repairs and/or costly vehicle downtime.

FleetPartners, New Zealand’s leader in vehicle leasing and fleet management, has industry experts to help you navigate through these changes and build a structured plan to achieve your specific goals. Leasing has the distinct advantage of allowing businesses to preserve existing funding lines or cash reserves by simply paying a monthly payment, enabling funds to be directed towards business growth, rather than depreciating assets.

FleetPartners is the only fleet management company with a regional presence in the Bay of Plenty & Waikato. The regional office, based in Hamilton’s automotive hub in Te Rapa, has a team covering sales, service and operations, led by Regional Manager Clayton Coe.

Clayton says, “Our team are locals and work on the ground with both small and large businesses for all their vehicle and fleet needs. Local businesses see leasing as a great alternative to owning their vehicles as it provides more certainty on cashflow and flexibility to lease any type of vehicle from cars and SUVs, through to EVs, vans, utes and trucks.

We’re receiving a lot of interest in our sale and leaseback product (where we purchase a customer’s fleet from them and lease it back at an agreed rate). This is a fantastic product for businesses with an owned fleet that wants to release the capital they have tied up in their vehicles. This can de-risk them from the perils of vehicle ownership and allow them to reinvest those funds into their business.”

Clayton says “We are passionate about helping local businesses significantly reduce their carbon footprint. We are seeing growing interest from the business community of Waikato and Bay of Plenty in moving to more sustainable vehicle fleets. Our 5-step journey to carbon zero program provides them a pathway to get started. With possible changes to legislation concerning low emission vehicles, whether in the form of a road user tax or changes to the Clean Car discount scheme, FleetPartners is well positioned to provide guidance and cushion any financial or administrative burden that may arise.” FleetPartners recently hosted an electric vehicle showcase event at Farmer Autovillage in Mount Maunganui, partnering with Drive Electric. This was the fourth electric vehicle showcase FleetPartners has run, bringing the whole EV industry to the region.

Clayton also runs the heavy commercial team for NZ and he and the commercial team are experts in the customisation and leasing of built-to-order heavy commercial vehicles.

FleetPartners supplies trucks to businesses across many industries including construction, manufacturing, utilities, government, and general freight assets.

FleetPartners is offering a free no obligation fleet assessment for Bay of Plenty businesses

Key outcomes of this consultation will be:

› Risk report: Identifying vehicles by model, age and kilometres that may represent a higher risk to your business

› Fleet recommendation: FleetPartners will provide a written recommendation covering your current fleet and recommended steps to align with best practice and your business goals

Contact the team today: Clayton Coe, Regional Manager – Waikato & Bay of Plenty clayton.coe@fleetpartners.co.nz Phone 0272 718 758

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