Free2Move Lease UK MD Duncan Chumley targets fleet growth

A combination of desirable vehicles and a new range of services will nearly double the number of financed vehicle assets at the UK arm of Free2Move Lease, the company’s managing director has revealed. Free2Move Lease, the multi-marque leasing arm of PSA Group, is targeting a UK fleet of 100,000 vehicles within the next five years, compared to a total of just over 60,000 cars and vans currently. The brand already has a pan-European fleet of more than 400,000 vehicles, around half of which are in France.

Free2Move Lease UK MD Duncan Chumley targets fleet growth

Apr 25, 2018

A combination of desirable vehicles and a new range of services will nearly double the number of financed vehicle assets at the UK arm of Free2Move Lease, the company’s managing director has revealed. Free2Move Lease, the multi-marque leasing arm of PSA Group, is targeting a UK fleet of 100,000 vehicles within the next five years, compared to a total of just over 60,000 cars and vans currently. The brand already has a pan-European fleet of more than 400,000 vehicles, around half of which are in France.

Alphabet expands leasing network to Ireland

Global leasing company Alphabet has expanded into Ireland following an agreement with Avis Fleet Solutions. The new venture increases its global network to 21 countries, covering Europe, Australia and China. It will be launched via a cooperation agreement with Denis Mahony (Contract Rentals), trading as Avis Fleet Solutions, the third largest leasing company in Ireland and a member of the Denis Mahony Motor Group.

Alphabet expands leasing network to Ireland

Apr 03, 2018

Global leasing company Alphabet has expanded into Ireland following an agreement with Avis Fleet Solutions. The new venture increases its global network to 21 countries, covering Europe, Australia and China. It will be launched via a cooperation agreement with Denis Mahony (Contract Rentals), trading as Avis Fleet Solutions, the third largest leasing company in Ireland and a member of the Denis Mahony Motor Group.

Members of new European fleet association operate 400,000 vehicles

Fleet operator associations from Austria, Germany and Switzerland have formed the new European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA), whose combined membership operates nearly 400,000 vehicles. The joint initiative of the German, Austrian and Swiss fleet and mobility associations (Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement (BVF), Fuhrparkverbandes Austria (FVA) and Schweizerischer Fahrzeugflottenbesitzer-Verband (SFFV), aims to represent the interests of fleet and mobility managers at a European level. At the launch of the new association, leaders of the group urged other European national associations to join to represent the international nature of some of their fleet members.

Members of new European fleet association operate 400,000 vehicles

Apr 03, 2018

Fleet operator associations from Austria, Germany and Switzerland have formed the new European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA), whose combined membership operates nearly 400,000 vehicles. The joint initiative of the German, Austrian and Swiss fleet and mobility associations (Bundesverband Fuhrparkmanagement (BVF), Fuhrparkverbandes Austria (FVA) and Schweizerischer Fahrzeugflottenbesitzer-Verband (SFFV), aims to represent the interests of fleet and mobility managers at a European level. At the launch of the new association, leaders of the group urged other European national associations to join to represent the international nature of some of their fleet members.

Europe

Fleet and finance companies partner with Aston Barclay

Mar 27, 2018

A number of fleet and finance companies have agreed asset value recovery contracts with UK-based remarketing company Aston Barclay. Among them is Liquid Fleet, which has signed a two-year solus deal with Aston Barclay Prees Heath to sell its ex-daily rental and fleet vehicles. Cumbria based Liquid Fleet will be selling a total of 1,000 used cars and light vans in the first 12-months. At Aston Barclay Westbury, two vendor customers have helped fuel the launch of a new sales programme and site modifications that will prepare the site for a future second auction hall.

Americas

Penske implements voice-directed fleet maintenance

Mar 14, 2018

Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully-digital and voice-directed fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 trucks. Technicians at Penske's network of truck fleet maintenance facilities in North America used mobile devices and receive voice prompts via a headset to direct them through a preventive maintenance inspection.

Asia Pacific

Australian celebrations for Sofico

Nov 03, 2017

Sofico Services Australia has marked its 15th year of providing automotive finance, leasing and fleet software with a special industry forum for the country’s fleets. Executives from companies operating a total of more than 350,000 vehicles attended the event, entitled The Future of Fleet, which was held at Deckhouse, in Sydney.