FirstArk: Driving fleet efficiency, Delivering social change

Operational efficiency is paramount to forward-thinking social enterprise First Ark as it strives to maximise investment in local community initiatives.

A partnership with fleet specialist Fleet Operations is helping achieve this objective, generating vital bottom line savings and boosting the organisation’s environmental performance.
In a bid to improve productivity and enable the delivery of customer service excellence, First Ark embarked on a review of the structure and operational processes of its facilities management and refurbishment services division, Vivark.
To accompany a subsequent restructuring, the social enterprise was looking for a way to reduce fleet costs and make further efficiency savings. A priority was placed on achieving value for money, while ensuring the fleet was able to support the changing profile of Vivark’s operational activities.

Key Points: 
  • Efficiency savings of more than £210,000.
  • Day-to-day management of all fleet matters.
  • Spot hire cost savings of £190,000.
  • Resource savings and supply chain management.
  • Risk management and environmental sustainability uplift.

"The company conveyed a vision for our fleet that was a perfect match for our corporate objectives. Not only did they establish clear fleet efficiency targets but they also outlined a practical journey for us to achieve them"