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Toyota Comes Top in John Lewis Review

Magazine article Management Services

Toyota Comes Top in John Lewis Review

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Toyota has become one of the two approved marques in the fleet of Britain's largest private company and department store group, the John Lewis Partnership. Following a review in which Toyota emerged in first place, all its diesel and hybrid-powered cars are now eligible for use within the group.

Toyota was one of eight brands invited to submit a tender for John Lewis's 'essential user' fleet at the end of last year. The four year contract involves potential orders for as many as 200 cars a year on a two year replacement cycle.

The John Lewis Partnership based in Bracknell, Berks, includes 26 stores plus distribution centres and production units, as well as Waitrose food shops, online and catalogue shopping. The group's latest sales figures topped £5 billion for the first time, with trading profits of £277 million.

The organisation operates a fleet of 836 cars, half of them dual badged and the remainder user-chooser vehicles for management. …

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