Leasing companies and fleet customers have voted Volvo the ExpertEye Best Fleet Manufacturer for 2018.
The ExpertEye award goes to the vehicle manufacturer that provides the best all-round proposition to the fleet sector, and it's the second ExpertEye award Volvo has won, having topped the category for Most Improved Manufacturer in 2015.
ExpertEye is a leader in fleet and automotive research and benchmarking, and its bi-annual survey is considered a key industry indicator by both the manufacturer and contract hire industry.
"The Best Fleet Manufacturer award is based on independent feedback from the major leasing companies, including a number of criteria important to the fleet sector," said ExpertEye's Chairman and Founder, Rick Yarrow.
"These include the quality of the vehicles themselves, but also areas such as invoicing efficiency and the quality of their account management.
"Volvo has made significant improvements over many years and it's a real testament to this that they have won the award," he added.
The awards cover nine different fleet and automotive categories, and by gathering feedback from fleet customers and senior decision-makers from the major leasing companies about the quality of products, services and support they receive from vehicle manufacturers, it is an accurate and current reflection of fleet sector opinion.
In the past 12 months, Volvo has launched the all-new XC40 and XC60, and unveiled the forthcoming V60. These combine Volvo's world-class safety credentials with its industry-leading connectivity technology, efficient engines and luxurious equipment levels. Volvo has also expanded its business field sales team, which has further strengthened its proposition to the fleet sector.
Steve Beattie, Volvo Car UK's Head of Business Sales, said: "We are delighted to be recognised as the Best Fleet Manufacturer in the UK, especially as it has been voted for by our leasing and fleet customers. We have won many awards recently that highlight the quality of our new range of premium cars, and it's great that our fleet team and our retailers have also been recognised for the first-class service they provide all our leasing and fleet customers."