We announce new partnership with i247 on dealer tyre fitments for fleets
A new partnership will see our TyreServe technology being used to provide dealer-based tyre fitting for the first time to i247’s major fleet customers.
TyreServe, which allows any of its registered 4,000 franchise or independent dealers with a workshop to offer tyre fitting, is being added to the panel of suppliers used by i247 to offer tyre management to its fleet clients.
David Legg, Tyre Director at i247, said: “We offer an extensive range of outsourced tyre management services to our leasing company customers, facilitated by our ITMS system which features the largest panel of tyre partners across the UK – but there is a gap in our provision when it comes to dealer-based services.
“With the rise of tyre manufacturers aligning their new electric vehicle tyre stock holding with dealers, it’s important we find a solution that increases the chance of finding stock availability.
“TyreServe is the ideal answer for us in these instances, providing stock access and control over brand and price while ensuring we minimise lead time issues and keep vehicles mobile by growing the ITMS network coverage to over 6,500 centres.
“We have also created a high level of digital connectivity between our respective systems, improving the speed of service and demonstrating the benefits of collaboration and digitisation across fleet services.”
Tim Meadows, Chief Commercial Officer at epyx, added: “TyreServe is a specialist add-on tyre management service module for our 1link Service Network platform, which is used by fleets totalling more than four million vehicles to manage their service and maintenance needs.
“It exists as a complementary service to the mainstream fleet tyre sector, enabling dealers to provide tyre fitments at competitive prices at times when it is more convenient to the driver, such as the vehicle already being in for routine maintenance or where the usual tyre fitment partner does not have stock. It’s ideal for i247’s needs and is already being used by some major fleets.”
The outsourcing feature within TyreServe will be utilised to allow tyre authorisations to be automatically passed to i247 to be approved and billed directly, removing the need for a resource-heavy pay-and-reclaim process.
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