Newly rebranded Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe expands

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The Fleet and Mobility Management Federation Europe (FMFE) – formerly known as the European Fleet and Mobility Association (EUFMA) – has expanded its membership as it looks to share best fleet management practice across Europe.

(L-R) Markus Weidmann, Ralf Käser,and Anton Wyssen of SFFV; Bernd Kull- mann, Axel Schäefer and Marc-Oliver Prinzing of BVF; Michael Närr and Henning Heise of FVA.

FMFE was founded as EUFMA in 2018 by national fleet associations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria

Fleet associations from the UK, Italy and Spain have now joined the organisation alongside the founding fleet associations from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, ensuring their members with international vehicle fleets can draw on the know-how of FMFE’s national association members and thus benefit directly from the European network.

This will be followed up by the development of an information platform as well as benchmarks and joint international studies and the compilation of Europe-wide best practice standards for fleet management and mobility management. FMFE will also give its opinions on political, economic, legal and fiscal issues at a European, level.

Rather than having a president, the FMFE will have a spokesperson who will be elected from among the members. The first to be elected is Axel Schaefer, managing director of the German Federal Fleet Management Association. The office will be taken over by one of the other member associations from October 2020 in an annual rotation.

The FMFE board – a representative from each national association – plans to meet twice a year with further discussions taking place via conference calls.

Commenting on its decision to join the FMFE, UK fleet decision-makers’ organisation ACFO said: “UK-based fleet decision-makers with international vehicle responsibilities and fleet chiefs in other countries with some vehicles operating in the UK may need ‘local knowledge’ so it is important that ACFO can provide help and advice and also has partnerships with other representative fleet organisations that may be able to assist and provide information.

“Many of the issues confronting fleet decision-makers in the UK will be the same as those being tackled in many other countries, so it makes logical sense to pool our collective knowledge, experiences and advice and communicate best fleet management practice across Europe and worldwide.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.