Sixt to provide new mobility services to Siemens under latest partnership
Sixt and Siemens are renewing their collaboration after more than 40 years of close cooperation, including developing new services for mobility.
The latest agreement will see Sixt step into the role of car rental partner in Germany as well as partner in other countries and regions, gaining access to a wide range of mobility solutions.
The partnership will see Siemens draw upon Sixt’s flexible, digitalised processes for all rentals – from booking a rental car to invoicing. This includes the option of reserving vehicles with the latest mobile apps on the SAP Concur booking tool, offering Siemens a complete, automated overview of all travel expenses within the company.
Sixt will also offer other services to Siemens, including its Digital Self-Service, available at select airports. The technology group’s employees can reserve their Sixt vehicle over the app, select it and later pull it up on site without the need to go to the service counter to pick up keys, saving a significant amount of time on business trips.
Thorsten Eicke, vice president of global mobility Services at Siemens AG, said: “The new digital approach will enable our users to open vehicles over the app, and eliminate the gap between classic rental cars and car sharing.”
Siemens and Sixt are also working on an end-to-end solution based on blockchain technology and billing for Siemens users. It will focus on increasing the use of electromobility.
Robert Suchy, corporate vice president of corporate procurement categories at Siemens AG, added: “Digitalisation, Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things are having an enormous effect on the way we work. That is why we are driving innovative solutions for the mobility of our employees. Sixt’s new digital approaches in Germany have shown us that an end-to-end approach in car rental fits perfectly with Siemens’ internal process landscape.”