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Yarlington Housing Group - racking and telematics

Bott are proud to announce the recent provision of their Uno van racking solution and the Masternaut telematics system for 37 of the Yarlington Housing Group’s trade vehicles, with a recent order placed to fit 12 more, completing their fleet conversion.

Yarlington, a registered charity, is one of the leading providers of social housing in the South West, and recognised by the Sunday Times Best Companies as a ‘Top 100’ not-for-profit organisation. In need of high quality vehicles and racking to ensure their tradespeople could continue to deliver an excellent housing maintenance service, Yarlington were put in contact with Automotive Leasing, who recommended Bott as a number one supplier of van racking. Thanks to the Procurement for Housing framework, Bott and Automotive leasing were able to supply an innovative racking solution that included the Masternaut telematics system, to ensure unparalleled efficiency.

The aim of the Pfh scheme is to provide access to a network of industry leading businesses for social housing groups, using the combined purchasing power of these groups to significantly reduce overheads. Whatever the requirements, whether a particular group needs certain materials, technical expertise, or in this case, logistical support, the Procurement for Housing network works with businesses to make sure these needs are met.

Jake Snell, Repairs Manager at Yarlington Housing Group, said: “Bott worked very closely with us throughout the project to gain a full understanding of our requirements. The team provided an efficient, high quality, value for money solution for our tradesmen’s vehicles.

With their recommendation to install the ‘Masternaut ecoDrive’ telematics system, we will benefit from improved fuel efficiency and driver safety, helping us to drive down costs. This allows us to re-invest our resources into frontline services and to focus on building communities.”

One of the greatest advantages of the Procurement for Housing scheme is that it gives social housing groups a definite link to those suppliers crucial to maintaining and developing their projects. Rather than having to independently source products and services vital to the business, the Procurement for Housing network allows groups like Yarlington access to a combined solution provided by two or three trusted, industry leading businesses, ensuring quality, whilst reducing overheads.

Here at Bott, we are proud to be a number one ranked supplier on the Pfh framework, especially when our products can help charities like Yarlington continue to provide a fantastic service to those who need it most.