Picture of two trucks which have Brigade Electronics' safety systems fitted

Brigade offers finance scheme or safety equipment

Published:  10 February, 2017

Brigade Electronics has launched a finance scheme to help fleet operators struggling with the economic burden of vehicle safety devices required for site specifications and tenders.

UK marketing manager Emily Hardy said: ‘Operators have been able to lease their vehicles to spread the cost for many years but there has been nothing in place for vehicle safety equipment at aftermarket level. A growing number of specifications, including FORS, CLOCS and more recently Skanska, have increased the cost of running a fleet, adding pressure to already diminishing bottom line profits.’

Brigade Electronics' lease scheme offers customers the opportunity to spread the cost of equipment in monthly payments across three, four or even five-year plans. A dedicated FCA (financial conduct authority) authorised advisor is on hand to develop individual tailored packages to suit cash flow, budgetary and policy requirements. FORS and CLOCS compliance starts at as little as £29 per vehicle, per month.

Customers can also add extended parts and labour warranty and fitting costs in the overall price. And at the end of the term thy can retain the product, return or upgrade it. And they can also equip additional vehicles by extending the lease without increasing monthly payments.

Emily said: ‘The great thing about leasing is that unlike hire purchases it actually makes products cheaper because payments are fully deductible against pre-tax profits thereby reducing payments in real terms. For instance, the capital cost of £25,000 is reduced by £1,190 once tax relief has been applied. When our customers realise the savings they are making, they tell us that they can’t afford not to lease products, leaving valuable capital for more strategic purposes.

‘The lease scheme offers extra value to our products. Our Brigade Service Partner (BSP) scheme offers nationwide support for anyone that has bought Brigade products. BSPs are also able to offer nationwide fitments for those with large fleets and their costs can be incorporated into the lease scheme.’

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