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Australian Vintage Ltd - Fleet Management

Australian Vintage Ltd

Executive Summary

Australian Vintage Limited [AVL] has a varied range of handling needs at their Buronga Hill, NSW & Merbein Hill, VIC facilities. In October 2015, AVL submitted a tender to 7 companies to prepare a competitive proposal for a fleet of 20 purpose fit fleet units on a long term fully maintained lease. Lencrow Group held the existing contract that was up for renewal. Lencrow Group was deemed by AVL to be the;

  • Most competitively priced dealer amongst the proposals.
  • The dealer who delivers the best after sales service.
  • The dealer who was able to provide the right equipment to suit a varied range of materials handling applications.


There are many benefits for large businesses choosing long term fully maintained leases over purchasing their own equipment – mainly ongoing costs associated with maintenance and repairs. The challenge is to ensure that your business is choosing fiscally sound long term solutions that meet your complete operational needs.

  • Does the fleet suit all your handling needs with in your operation?
  • Does your supplier offer round the clock service in the event of breakdowns or repairs?
  • Is the contract competitively priced whilst meeting all of our long term needs?
  • Will the supplier ensure that the fleet is maintained to highest safety and preventative maintenance standards?

AVL chose Lencrow Group with the upmost confidence that their operational needs and fleet management was in experienced and capable hands. Lencrow Group, being able to access a large range of equipment was able to customize a brand new fleet specific to AVL’s needs.

How the Product Helped

AVL recently had their brand new fleet delivered to the Buronga Hill, NSW & Merbein Hill, VIC facilities. With in the fleet there was a range of purpose fit 2.5t LPG forklifts with 3 stage masts and various specifications, a 7t forklift fitted with a clamp rotator as well as a sweeper and a scrubber.

Among the new fleet was after market drive in racking customisations specific to the distribution racking on site. Each forklift was fitted with strobe lights and LED lighting for increased safety. Alongside improved lighting kits some forklifts were installed with Perspex overhead guards for protection against weather and internal infrastructure that is hazardous to the equipment

Led & Strobe Lights
Drive In Racking

Results, Return on Investment and Future Plans

“With [Lencrow Group] already knowing our business model from an existing 8 year working relationship, they were able to properly plan a fleet solution specific to our long term operational needs.

We have the upmost confidence and assurance that Lencrow Group will maintain and service the fleet as required. We also have the surety that with regular direct contact with Ross Smith (NSW State Manager) and the team they will be available in case of breakdowns or scheduled service routines to ensure we stay operational”

Australia Vintage Ltd

We [AVL] chose to continue our long and proud partnership with Lencrow Group because of their competitive prices and second to none servicing of equipment

Tim Green

National Warehouse & Distribution Manager