Ebbon-Dacs reports dynamic growth in Europe

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Ebbon-Dacs has reported dynamic growth across the EU for its Leaselink e-procurement platform, despite the impact of the Europe-wide lockdown.

Ebbon-Dacs chief commercial officer Justine Hawkins

The platform is already used by the majority of the UK’s top leasing companies to source and deliver new vehicles and the firm says it’s now become the leading e-procurement platform in Europe, along with the closely aligned model new vehicle delivery solution.

The take-up has been supported by Ebbon-Dacs’ expansion into a number of different European fleet markets; while the business has had a strong and established presence in the Netherlands for more than a decade, it now also has a strong presence in markets including France, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Italy where clients are, or are about to, deploy its full range of technological solutions.

The European expansion has been accelerated by Ebbon-Dacs being appointed by a major international leasing provider, which can’t be named but is planning to utilise the whole suite of Ebbon-Dacs products across the countries in which it operates.

Ebbon-Dacs chief commercial officer Justine Hawkins said that continued international expansion through existing product lines with major vehicle manufacturers and with leasing companies was a clear part of the group’s targeted European strategy.

“We have expanded strongly into a number of new European markets and have our solutions translated and ready for deployment in several others. And we are now in discussions with a number of major motor manufacturers and leasing companies in other markets, as we look to achieve our plans for continued international expansion,” she explained.

“Our remote access solutions have lent themselves very well to the conditions that have now become widespread and accepted during the pandemic, with fewer people working from the office and more business being transacted remotely and exclusively online,” Hawkins added.

Ebbon-Dacs also recently moved into the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) via a new strategic partnership with Oxford University spin-off Zegami and the creation of a new business entity, Ebbon Intelligence.

The joint venture, 80% owned by the Ebbon Group and 20% by Zegami, is to start developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for automotive sectors, including fleet and rental.

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Natalie Middleton

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