In one of the first deals of its kind in the UK, Close Brothers Asset Finance and Imperial Commercials have entered into a partnership that aims to make it easier and more affordable for firms to meet the challenging low emission targets that are set to be implemented by 2022.
The two companies have joined forces to provide a cost effective and competitive solution to the sometimes overwhelming cost of fleet upgrades.
Imperial Commercials has 40 dealerships across the UK and is part of Motus Group, who are the largest commercial dealer group in Europe.
John Fawcett, CEO for Close Brothers Asset Finance’s Transport division, commented: “Close Brothers and Imperial have enjoyed a long and productive relationship going back many years, and this is just the next step in working together for the customers’ benefit.
“Both businesses are well known for their customer-focused and innovative approach, and with various low-emission legislation coming into force over the coming years, this partnership could not have come at a better time.”
Matthew Lawrenson, Managing Director, Imperial Commercials, added: “We are delighted to support Close Brothers Asset Finance, who have been a long-standing trading partner of Imperial Commercials, in their proactive approach to tackling the upcoming environmental legislative changes faced by UK operators.
Our footprint, as the UK’s largest Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group, supports the innovative solution Close Brothers Asset Finance are providing their customers."