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Established in 1978, Fraikin Ltd is one of the largest providers of commercial vehicle contract hire, fleet management and rental solutions in the UK market.

Headquartered in Coventry, we operate a nationwide branch network, supported by nearly 200 third-party approved maintenance providers which are frequently audited to ensure they meet our high standards.

We can supply all forms of commercial vehicles, from vans and minibuses to multi-wheelers and maximum weight artics, plus specialist vehicles with complex bodywork and ancillary equipment.

We stand apart for our expertise – few suppliers in this sector have been in business longer, and our flexibilty means we can personalise services to suit our customers’ precise requirements. Plus our indpendence means we can propose multi-brand solutions to even the most challenging transport applications, rather than being tied to a particular manufacturer.

We form a major part of the Fraikin Group, established in France in 1944 by Gérard Fraikin, and now boasting operations in 14 countries across Europe, Russia and the Middle East. With an annual turnover exceeding €660m, Fraikin Group supports more than 7,000 customers and is responsible for approximately 60,000 vehicles.

Fraikin Management

Ed joined Fraikin UK as CEO in August 2016.

Ed is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and served in the Army for 16 years. Since leaving the Army Ed has held senior sales and commercial roles at Barclays Plc and G4S Plc where he was the International Accounts Director responsible for all international customers based in the UK and Africa and the Global Sales Director for G4S Risk Management. Prior to joining Fraikin he was Group Sales and Marketing Director at Speedy Hire PLC.

He holds an AMBA accredited Master’s degree from Cranfield University.

Ed Cowell CEO

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News

28.01.2019

AWARD-WINNING CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER JOINS FRAIKIN…

Mark Burn, 45, has been appointed Fraikin's new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), based at the company’s new UK headquarters in Coventry. He joins Fraikin after four years as Group CFO…

07.11.2018

FRAIKIN WARNS FLEETS TO ACT NOW…

Fraikin says fleets should not wait for Brexit before booking Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training, with less than a year to go until the second five-year block deadline…

26.09.2018

SUPERIOR SERVICE FROM FRAIKIN A CUT…

Fraikin has secured sole supplier status to meat wholesaler Deliserve, after impressing with the quality of service provided since delivering its first commercial vehicles into the fleet in 2017. This…

12.09.2018

FRAIKIN PUBLISHES FREE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY TO…

Fraikin has published an executive summary of the Government’s Road to Zero – the Department for Transport’s white paper documenting how it intends to ‘clean up’ the vehicles on our roads. Available…

05.07.2018

FRAIKIN’S SERVICE AND TECHNOLOGY FOCUS SECURES…

  Fraikin has secured a flagship contract with Highways England after winning a competitive tender to fleet manage all 4x4s used by its Traffic Officer Service. Key to the win…

27.06.2018

FRAIKIN PUBLISHES FREE GUIDE TO GOVERNMENT’S…

Contract hire, fleet management and rental specialist Fraikin has published an executive summary of the Government’s Clean Air Strategy 2018, highlighting key information and calling for fleet operators to take part…

30.04.2018

FRAIKIN Group acquired by Consortium

Management Sets Sights on Transformation Plan and Rebranding   Colombes, France, 25 April 2018 - FRAIKIN Group, the leading provider of services and investment solutions for commercial and industrial vehicles…

23.04.2018

1st edition of Connection Days: FRAIKIN…

On the agenda: discussions and lectures on innovation and test-driving new vehicles Colombes, 19 April 2018 – On 10, 11, 12 and 13 April in Montlhéry, FRAIKIN held thefirst edition of…

17.04.2018

FRAIKIN TAKES POLE POSITION WITH GRAND…

Delivery firm Grand Prix Express has signed a new five-year, full-service contract hire agreement with Fraikin for three DAF rigid trucks, thanks in part to the excellent service the company…

09.04.2018

100 PER CENT OF FRAIKIN’S UK…

  Every single vehicle maintenance technician working across Fraikin’s eight branches in the UK have completed level two of the irtec Licensing Scheme – the nationally-recognised accreditation that assesses technician…

04.04.2018

FRAIKIN HELPS FINEWOOD JOINERY OPEN THE…

Finewood Joinery, Scotland’s largest door importer and supplier, has taken delivery of two new commercial vehicles on a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement from Fraikin, signifying a move away from…

21.03.2018

FRAIKIN GROWS LEADERSHIP TEAM WITH COMMERCIAL…

Fraikin has further strengthened its leadership team with the creation of two new posts to support its ambitious growth plans, in a year which sees the business celebrate its 40th…