Serving both domestic and commercial customers, Kendal Car Centre is operated by experienced motor trade business partners Michael Clarke and Andrew Slinger on the Westmorland Business Park in Kendal.
The business offers a wide range of new as well as pre-owned vehicles for sale, while its workshop provides servicing and a specialist MOT centre for all types of vehicle, including Class 7.
When it came to the company’s office printing requirement for customer invoices and other related paperwork, the original set-up comprised of standard printers bought from online retailers.
“The printers that we originally sourced were relatively cheap to purchase,” commented Andrew. “However, we found the consumables, such as replacement cartridges, to be very expensive over time. Moreover, the quality of the print and the reliability of the devices wasn’t in keeping with the standards that we strive for in the business.”
Looking for an alternative approach to their office print, Andrew got in touch with Sensible. “We were already aware of Sensible, as we regularly service Phil’s car for him and we are keen to work with local suppliers wherever possible,” added Andrew.
Instead of buying replacement office printers, Kendal Car Centre now has a lease agreement with Sensible. This includes the supply of fit-for-purpose business-grade office printers from reputable manufacturers, plus ongoing maintenance, repairs and all cartridges and toners as and when they need replacing. More importantly, Sensible provides a managed service that helps to keep control of costs and removes the headache of dealing with the office printers.
Andrew summarised “Phil has provided us with a great deal. We estimate that we have saved money by working with Sensible. The staff are friendly and offer great advice, and are always quick to respond when we need support or new supplies. This means we can forget about the office print side of our business and have greater peace of mind knowing that Phil and his team are dealing with it.”
Kendal Car Centre currently lease a single multifunction device from Sensible, which aside from quality printing also serves as a copier, scanner and fax machine for the business.