FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, welcomes its first Spanish operator with the announcement that Transnaba Orihuela has become a FORS Bronze member.
The distribution company, which runs a fleet of 55 vehicles, has been in operation for over 50 years and has recently experienced strong growth in the UK. Over the past three years, the company has seen a 25% growth in its fleet and prides itself on providing the best customer service possible, seeing FORS as a gateway to achieving this.
The company was founded in 1960 by Francisco Navarro Cabrera and emerged in its current form in 2003 as Transnaba Orihuela. Since 2010 it has expanded its geographical reach and now operates across Europe including France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and The Netherlands.
John Hix, FORS Director said: “It’s fantastic to see that international operators can see the benefits of embracing the best practice encouraged by FORS membership. Transnaba Orihuela has achieved significant growth over the past few years and we are delighted that it is accompanying this growth with a commitment to high standards.”
FORS accreditation is seeing rapid expansion overseas with 40 international members, totalling 3,223 international accredited vehicles and there are now FORS accredited operators in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme established in 2008. It is open to UK and non-UK fleet operators, and to the organisations who award contracts to those operators. With over 4,600 members, FORS is now well-established as the go-to accreditation scheme for best practice.
About FORS Community Partnership
FORS is managed by the FORS Community Partnership, comprising:
- AECOM – a trusted FORS delivery partner and global consultancy
- Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – the independent and highly respected professional Institute
- Fleet Source – the specialist fleet services support organisation responsible for auditing
The Partnership’s blend of commercial and industry based organisations is fully aligned with the safety, efficiency and environmental values of FORS. All three have a long association with FORS, over many years contributing to; the development of the Standard; the implementation of systems and scheme support; and the delivery of training and audit quality assurance.
Report by Rachel Pearson – Major Accounts Manager at Fuel Card Services
Posted on 21st July 2017
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