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epyx celebrates 20th anniversary this week

This week marks the 20th anniversary of epyx, which has grown over the last two decades to become one of theimportant and successful e-commerce innovators in the automotive sector. epyx products include the industry standard 1link Service Network, used by fleets totalling four million cars, vans and trucks to manage SMR from nearly 9,000 franchise…
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Data from epyx shows increased level of fleet contract extensions during coronavirus crisis

New data compiled by epyx has shown the increased level of contract extensions made on company cars and vans during the coronavirus crisis. Looking at transactions through our 1link Service Network service, maintenance and repair (SMR) platform, used by fleets operating four million vehicles, we have produced a comparison for April-August 2020 – the height…
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Fleets need to look carefully at contract extensions from SMR angle

Fleets extending replacement cycles in the wake of the coronavirus crisis need to consider the impact from a service, maintenance and repair (SMR) angle. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director at epyx, says that the SMR profiles of many vehicles often involves considerable extra expense in years four and five. She explained: “It seems like an obvious…
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New independent garage recruitment drive underway for 1link Service Network

A new independent garage recruitment drive is underway for epyx’s long-established 1link Service Network e-commerce platform. The push has been prompted by three factors – existing customer demand for a wider choice of outlets, new customers joining the platform wanting to add their existing suppliers, and the effects of the coronavirus crisis creating a bottleneck…
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Welcome to Debbie Fox – epyx’s new Commercial Director

Debbie Fox has been appointed as the new Commercial Director at epyx, responsible for all commercial activities at the company and across the 1link family of platforms in the UK and internationally. She replaces Tim Meadows, who has moved on within the FLEETCOR Technologies group of companies to become Managing Director at fleet and workshop…
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Vans set to power daily rental recovery as volumes hit 60% of pre-lockdown levels

Vans look set to power the recovery in daily rental, we’re predicting at epyx, with overall volumes on our 1link Hire Network platform now hitting 60% of pre-lockdown levels. Tim Meadows, Vice President and Commercial Director, said: “At first glance, reaching 60% may not necessarily sound like a recovery but, during the quietest parts of…
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Epyx: 1link Service Network - vehicle maintenance

Fleets need to manage safety “triple threat”

As businesses have started to emerge from the coronavirus crisis, epyx has been tracking a series of trends that could pose a danger to company car and van safety. We’re calling it a “triple threat” to service, maintenance and repair (SMR) that is starting to become visible through our 1link Service Network platform, used by…
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What is the future of business transport?

One of the major questions that UK businesses are asking as they start to emerge from lockdown is whether the relationship between business and transport has changed forever? It’s a big subject that we’ve certainly been discussing at epyx over recent weeks – and one to which there are probably a wide range of answers.…
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Fleet managment: SMR

Fleet servicing and maintenance back at 60% of pre-coronavirus level

We’ve seen a strong sign that businesses are returning to work with fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) now back up to 60% of pre-coronavirus levels. We’re basing this assessment on activity through 1link Service Network. Tim Meadows, Vice President and Commercial Director at epyx, said: “In April, soon after lockdown, the number of jobsheets…
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Who should pay for vehicle sanitisation?

One of the interesting questions that has emerged as we start to come out of lockdown is the issue of sanitisation charges and who pays them. There appears to be general agreement among both fleets and garages that after vehicles have undergone service, maintenance and repair (SMR) work, they will need sanitising thoroughly before they…
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