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Allen appointed to bolster Mobile Maintenance division

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With 35 years’ experience within the UK trucks and transport market, he will lead the roll-out of new services designed to further enhance the nationwide on-site trailer maintenance and repair offering for Axis customers.

With 35 years’ experience within the UK trucks and transport market, he will lead the roll-out of new services designed to further enhance the nationwide on-site trailer maintenance and repair offering for Axis customers. Martyn began his career working as a parts manager for Mercedes before setting up and running his own parts business. He later served as General Manager for Mercedes Trucks in Wales and spent the last nine years as Aftersales Director for a combined MAN and DAF dealership in Liverpool.

Following last year’s launch of the Axis Mobile Maintenance Division, the company has now invested in five engineers and vehicles to service customers across England. As part of the division’s growth strategy, Martyn has a lead role in developing new services to provide on-site maintenance tail lifts and refrigerator trailers which will be introduced later this month. The division will also introduce on site servicing of its hired tractor units using the latest DVSA-approved electronic Tapley meter brake test machines.

Martyn is targeting UK-wide expansion for the division whose main customer base is currently concentrated in the South East, Midlands, East Anglia, Yorkshire and Northwest. The company is currently recruiting for a HGV mobile technician for Cardiff and the Avonmouth area.

Axis Managing Director Leigh Goodland said: “Martyn is a highly experienced and commercially focused operator with a wealth of knowledge of the UK trucks sector. He comes to Axis with an ideal background, working for some of the industry’s leading brands. He also has experience running his own business which will be invaluable in leading the Mobile Maintenance Unit growth strategy as we roll out new services to help reduce trailer downtime for customers throughout the UK.”

Founded by its Executive Chairman, Robert J Montague CBE, Oxfordshire-headquartered Axis Fleet Management specialises in long-term contract hire and fleet management services, operating over 3000 assets including trucks, trailers, and rigids.