Utilities

Providing expert support to help deliver essential services to millions of people across the UK, every day Specialist Design and Build

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.

 

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’s unparalleled experience 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.

Expertise

Our team comprises sector-specific technical consultants and expert account managers. Working together, they understand every aspect of your challenges and requirements, from the ground up.

What's covered

Whether you need vehicle-mounted cranes, keyhole coring and suction excavation or a gritting unit integrated with an 18-tonne skip lorry, you’re in the right place. Our specialist design and build team can manage the development and delivery of specialist HGV, plant and bespoke vehicles for your fleet.

 

Solution

Vehicle funding

We’ll ensure your contract terms precisely meet your 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.

 

 

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