About us

VLS provides exceptional vehicle leasing, fleet management and maintenance services that are operationally efficient, innovative and compliant. We supply, manage and maintain fleets of all sizes with commercial vans, company cars, bespoke specialist vehicles, HGVs and heavy duty plant equipment across the UK.

Why choose VLS?

VLS delivers a proactive and personalised service tailored to meet the specific fleet requirements of our customers and support their vehicles at every stage of their contract lifetime. As well as supplying cars, vans, HGVs and plant, VLS develops highly innovative specialist vehicles for customers. This involves project-managing the design, specification and custom-building of sludge tankers, high volume jetters, insulated aerial platforms, tracked pole carriers and crane wagons for example, as well as mobile community library and customer engagement vehicles.

Supportive & Responsive

All fleet vehicles are supported throughout their lifetime and customers receive a fast response whatever they need from our commercial team, fleet management contact centre and our regional network of maintenance workshops. From scheduling routine services and maintenance inspections to booking short term hire vehicles and organising emergency tyre and glass replacement, roadside recovery and accident management, the VLS team is committed to keeping fleets fully operational around the clock.

Safe & Compliant

VLS is fully certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 and ISO 45001 standards providing a well organised operation dedicated to delivering quality, safety, compliance and operational efficiency for our customers.

Unbeatable cost effectiveness

VLS is dedicated to saving you time and money by optimising vehicle contract terms, maximising fleet efficiency and reducing off road time. VLS negotiates substantial discounts to purchase vehicles due to the volume of vehicles we buy through a combined procurement process with our parent companies and other utility providers. This economy of scale ensures unbeatable cost effectiveness for customers.

Strong heritage

VLS was originally founded as a joint venture between Northumbrian Water Group and Northern Electric (which later became Northern Powergrid). Today the two companies remain our major shareholders and strategic partners with a shared history and commitment to providing customer service excellence. Both also provide strong financial stability and utility industry expertise with Northern Powergrid owned by Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Northumbrian Water Group owned by the CKI Group.

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