Fleet Logistics merges with Fleet Company GmbH
Fleet Logistics has announced it is merging with Fleet Company GmbH to create the Fleet Logistics Group.
Announced as Fleet Logistics celebrates its 20th anniversary, the merger will created a new enlarged group that will sit alongside sister companies, FleetVision and TCOPlus, within the Business Unit Fleet at parent company, TÜV SÜD AG.
The new group will provide a unified, joined-up and holistic approach to global fleet management.
Dr Jörg Löffler, chief executive officer of the Fleet Logistics Group, said the new developments marked the continued progression of the company towards becoming one truly global brand.
“The year 2016 represents an important landmark in the history of Fleet Logistics as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
“To mark this very special occasion, we have taken this opportunity to combine two market leading brands: Germany’s leading independent fleet solutions expert, Fleet Company, with Europe’s largest and longest established independent fleet management provider, Fleet Logistics International.
“By creating one truly global brand and a pioneer of international fleet management in this way, we ensure we continue to fulfill our mission statement: ‘we drive our industry’ and takes us into the next exciting chapter in our history,” he said.
Fleet Logistics currently has around 180,000 vehicles under contract for around 200 customers in 50 countries throughout the world, with a workforce of 380 employees. Tt recently went live in a number of different countries in Latin and Central America from a hub operation in São Paulo, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico. This follows the establishment of the hub operation in Singapore in July last year servicing 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Löffler continued: “Globalisation is a hot topic amongst international companies and for those demanding global solutions to manage their global fleets, Fleet Logistics Group as we will now be known, has developed the very first, truly global car fleet management company, with a physical presence across all four continents to support our global customers.
“With this exciting new development, we are building on 20 years of experience in serving many of the world’s largest fleets in a highly mature region.
“By combining many of the lessons we have learnt, with the support of local fleet professionals and one global IT platform, we are now able to deliver for our customers best-in-class, value-adding, fleet solutions in Asia Pacific, Latin America and North America to complement our long-established European network,” he said.
Dr Löffler said that the new enlarged Group of companies, including fleet consultancy FleetVision, and whole life cost expert, TCOPlus, was now capable of providing international fleet customers with a one-stop shop for all their international fleet management requirements.
“You may be looking for global consulting, industry-leading reporting, forecasting dashboards that can create complete transparency of your fleet, or you may need help in meeting your ‘green’ sustainability goals in time for the important deadline of 2020.
“Or you may simply want to streamline, harmonise or professionalise your fleet and focus on your core business, making it more productive, in which case you need look no further.
“The TÜV SÜD Business Unit Fleet, comprising of Fleet Logistics Group, FleetVision and TCOPlus, now has the expertise and tools, including the award winning GreenCube solution, to service your fleet from its own offices anywhere around the globe,” he said.
Fleet Logistics has also transformed its corporate website to reflect the enlarged operation with a vibrant design to give a new look and feel to the site. The newly designed multi-lingual site also boasts the company’s new corporate logo.