2nd October 2012
Hastings Partnerships, the affinity division of Hastings Direct has been appointed as the exclusive provider of commercial vehicle (van) insurance to the Kingfisher Group UK & Ireland Division. The Kingfisher Group UK trade brands include Screwfix, TradePoint and Trade UK.
Hastings Partnerships will focus on delivering a compelling van insurance proposition based on great customer service and value for money for Trade customers. Hastings has gained a deep understanding of trade consumers' needs — where the van represents the lifeblood of the business and this knowledge has been key to securing the partnership.
Hastings will provide competitively priced insurance and ancillary products for vans up to 3.5 tonnes and this will be underwritten by a comprehensive and exclusive panel.
The UK van insurance market is approximately 4.5 million in size. The combination of Kingfisher's multi-million trade customer base, coupled with the depth and expertise of Hastings' panel and customer service management is expected to deliver a market leading customer proposition and good revenue streams for both parties.
Damian Reilly, head of affinities and & partner marketing, Hastings Partnerships: "We are delighted to have this opportunity and believe this is the pre-eminent affinity relationship in the van market
Recognised as being "where the trade buys" and promising a fast, reliable service, Screwfix is the UK's leading multi-channel supplier of thousands of high quality screws, fixings, hand tools, power tools, plumbing and electrical supplies. Combining trade prices and a massive range of leading brand name items, Screwfix offers over 18,000* products and is fully committed to customer care and support.