Call for fleets to take lead on climate change

Companies are being urged to use fleet policy as a vital weapon against climate change to slash greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tonnes. The call comes as analysis of more than 500,000 vehicles across 32 countries operated by global leasing giant LeasePlan shows carbon dioxide emissions rose in the past 12 months for the first time in four years.

Call for fleets to take lead on climate change

Jan 16, 2018

Companies are being urged to use fleet policy as a vital weapon against climate change to slash greenhouse gas emissions by millions of tonnes. The call comes as analysis of more than 500,000 vehicles across 32 countries operated by global leasing giant LeasePlan shows carbon dioxide emissions rose in the past 12 months for the first time in four years.

Leasys expands into Belgium

Leasys, the contract hire company of FCA Bank, has opened a new branch in Belgium as part of its European expansion. The company says the country’s mature leasing market still provides significant growth prospects for contract hire, particularly with SMEs and private customers.

Leasys expands into Belgium

Jan 02, 2018

Leasys, the contract hire company of FCA Bank, has opened a new branch in Belgium as part of its European expansion. The company says the country’s mature leasing market still provides significant growth prospects for contract hire, particularly with SMEs and private customers.

Awards recognise European and global fleet managers

Fleet managers responsible for thousands of vehicles have been recognised for their work at an international awards ceremony. Juergen Freitag, head of global fleet management at Siemens, has been named Global Fleet Manager of the Year, while Peter Szelenyi, global fleet category manager and regional travel category manager for Europe at Novartis, received the European Fleet Manager of the Year award. Szelenyi is responsible for 30,000 vehicles worldwide, while Freitag oversees a global fleet of 48,000.

Awards recognise European and global fleet managers

Dec 15, 2017

Fleet managers responsible for thousands of vehicles have been recognised for their work at an international awards ceremony. Juergen Freitag, head of global fleet management at Siemens, has been named Global Fleet Manager of the Year, while Peter Szelenyi, global fleet category manager and regional travel category manager for Europe at Novartis, received the European Fleet Manager of the Year award. Szelenyi is responsible for 30,000 vehicles worldwide, while Freitag oversees a global fleet of 48,000.

Europe

Vans keep UK business fleet leasing market in growth

Dec 08, 2017

The total UK business fleet leasing market for cars and vans has grown 2.5% year-on-year to 1,338,000, according to new research from the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA). Its quarterly leasing survey for Q3 2017 shows that the car portion of the business fleet leasing market (covering contract hire and finance lease only) fell 0.3% to 964,000 year-on-year, but the LCV sector had its ninth consecutive quarterly increase, up by 10.3% year-on-year to 374,000 vehicles.

Americas

New IT head for LeasePlan USA

Jan 19, 2018

LeasePlan USA has announced the appointment of Greg Buckland as chief information officer (CIO). He has responsibility for managing all aspects of the fleet management company’s information technology (IT) functions and ensuring delivery of all IT services to support the business requirements of internal users and customers.

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.