Utilities

Providing essential services to millions of people

  • We know the utilities sector inside out; utilities companies have been using our tailored finance packages and fleet management services for 30 years. So our teams have a first-hand, in-depth understanding of the complex challenges that can come with deploying vital public services like gas, electricity, water and communications.

  • Working with you as a trusted partner, we’ll ensure your fleet is readily available, safe and well maintained at all times - so your customers can rely on your vital services running smoothly at all times.

Our approach

Fleet funding

Funding strategies and levels of capital investment can change how much government support is available to your utility company. Our expert guidance and flexible leasing options include contract hire, contract purchase and sale leaseback, so you can choose the funding option that best suits your organisation’s needs, maximises your government support and ensures that you’re providing the best service possible for your customers.

Fleet management

Managing a utilities fleet can be a complex and challenging process. Hitachi Capital provide outstanding customer experiences, managing everything from basic vans to specialist vehicles means there’s no better partner for your utility business. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including fleet administration, compliance, maintenance (SMR), accident management and breakdown and recovery.

Vehicle downtime

Keeping your vehicles on the road is essential to your business success. Our specialist downtime management team will predict and schedule maintenance by carrying out proactive prognoses using telematics. This maximises your uptime and minimises any inconvenience to your customers.

Safety

We know the safety of your drivers is key – and that keeping your vehicles mobile and well maintained is vital for your business. We’ll work closely with you to optimise your vehicle compliance, availability and safety, so you can enjoy peace of mind that everything’s in perfect order.

Our solution

  • Vehicle funding

    We’ll ensure your contract terms meet your business needs– whether you need to lease cars, vans, HGVs, specialist vehicles, bespoke vehicles or ancillary equipment. Our funding solutions across the utilities and infrastructure sectors cover it all.

  • Fleet management services

    Your fleet can require multiple services to run smoothly. Administration, compliance, maintenance, accident management, breakdown and recovery, downtime management, SMR, and telematics - we can provide any and all of these, designed to meet the specific needs of your organisation.

  • Vehicle downtime and safety

    Safety is paramount in high-risk utilities operations, as is ensuring large volumes of vehicles operating out of multiple depots are fully utilised and available. Our specialist team optimises vehicle compliance, availability and safety.

  • Utility expertise

    We have a wealth of expertise, with over 30 years’ experience working with customers like National Grid, Southern Water and British Gas.

We at British Gas are so proud to have been the first to be involved in such an innovative project, and were extremely impressed with the performance of the Nissan e-NV200 during our winter trial. Throughout the pilot, Nissan and Hitachi Capital gave us the freedom to tweak the vehicles according to our exact specifications. As a consequence of the successful partnership, we are now fully committed to making 10% of our fleet electric.

Colin Marriot

Head of Fleet

British Gas

I feel very positive about the work undertaken by Hitachi Capital on our behalf. It’s good to know that, as a leasing supplier, they are not only willing to work with smaller fleets such as our own, but that they also work hard to meet the unique requirements of those fleets. We needed them to deliver on a number of obligations – specifically around dealership, vehicle and fitting requirements – and these were met in a timely and professional manner.

Will Dexter

Finance Director

Hendra Holiday Park


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