SFS, which was awarded a third consecutive 7-year contract with Teignbridge in 2014 has been providing and maintaining the council’s fleet since 2002. The new contract is for three years.

Chris Braines, waste & cleansing manager, Teignbridge District Council commented: ‘We have extended the current contract with SFS whilst we review our strategy on low emission vehicles and decarbonisation of our fleet and workshops.

‘SFS continues to replace and maintain vehicles in our fleet as required. We continue to be impressed with the quality of service, levels of expertise and professional approach from SFS, and we look forward to continuing our excellent working relationship.’

Bob Sweetland, managing director, SFS said: ‘We have been working with Teignbridge District Council since 2002 and we have provided over 200 vehicles to date. Our priority is to create long-term relationships and we are delighted to have retained Teignbridge for nearly 20 years.

‘As experts in alternative fuel vehicles, we are also able to provide guidance on the adoption of low emissions vehicles to help combat climate change.’