Des Plaines, Ill, March 10, 2020 – Wheels, Inc., a leader in the automotive fleet management and services industry, is pleased to announce Canfield Equipment as the recipient of its 2019 Upfit Supplier of the Year Award for performance excellence, exemplary service and innovation.
Wheels presented the award to Canfield’s executive team: Larry Gibson, president and chief executive officer; Nate Gibson, vice president of sales; Dave Decker, director of strategic planning; and Tony Chaivre, director of truck equipment; on March 3, 2020 at the Wheels Annual Happy Hour event during the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Through their Preferred Supplier Program, Wheels has built solid relationships with a select group of strategic partners that create long-term value for its clients. As part of their supply chain management protocol, Wheels monitors suppliers’ monthly performance in key metrics, including on-time completion, defects per truck, quote turn times, and cycle time. The Supplier of the Year distinction rewards the upfitter who achieved the best annual performance overall.
“We are excited to continue our Wheels’ tradition of recognizing the best performing upfitter – and there is no better venue than to do it right here at NTEA,” said Barbara Banas, senior director of procurement at Wheels. “This award represents the upfitter who works hard to satisfy all of our clients’ and our needs, who delivers the highest quality vehicles in a timely manner, and who demonstrates the highest levels of service and responsiveness to maximize our customer value.”
“Canfield is the perfect partner for our truck and upfitting needs. I’m very happy with the team we have today—a night and day experience versus where we were two years ago,” said Anthony Cline, fleet and travel manager of Arcadis Inc. “We now have the ability to factory order and pool trucks with very few or no concerns. I’m currently at a point where I don’t want to revamp or change anything and just enjoy the smooth execution of my new process with Canfield.”
Based in Warren, Michigan with a second location in Maryland, Canfield Equipment Service Inc. is a leading turn-key upfitter for fleet, commercial and law enforcement vehicles and customized commercial van conversions.
About Wheels, Inc.
Wheels, Inc. was established in 1939 as the world’s first automotive fleet leasing and management company. Eighty one years later, Wheels is one of the largest privately-held companies in North America, featuring a portfolio of more than 325,000 vehicles under management across the continent, capabilities in 55 countries worldwide, and a client base that consists of some of the best-known businesses in the world. In addition to vehicle acquisition and leasing, Wheels provides numerous specialized services that help all sorts of organizations manage their fleets. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org