LeasePlan confirms global market leadership with 1.5 million vehicle landmark
LeasePlan Corporation N.V today announces the expansion of its fleet to a record level of 1.5 million vehicles worldwide. LeasePlan is the first fleet management and driver mobility company in the global leasing industry to reach operations of this scale, a landmark confirming its global market leadership. Across the 32 countries where LeasePlan operates, its worldwide fleet has recently surpassed the 1.5 million mark compared to 1.3 million vehicles in 2010. This is an 8% year on year increase in the number of vehicles under LeasePlan management, which numbered 1.40 million at end-September 2014.
Nick Salkeld, Chief Commercial Officer at LeasePlan: “Being the first company in our industry to reach the 1.5 million vehicle landmark confirms once again our global market leadership and underlines the success of our growth strategy. We do not however just want to be market leaders in fleet size - this landmark also confirms the confidence that our customers have in our company and the great team of LeasePlan people in all our countries who deliver our services worldwide. We want to continue to be market leaders in all that we do: in customer service, in product innovation and in the driver mobility solutions we offer. And we are not complacent. We will continue with our drive for growth, for customer service excellence and our commitment to lead the market in making the lives of our customers easier.”
Accelerated growth across client segments
LeasePlan’s local operating companies provide fleet management and mobility services to a wide variety of clients, ranging from large corporations and public-sector entities to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individual drivers.
In recent years LeasePlan has increasingly focused on delivering new, innovative service offerings for SMEs. As a result, SME has become LeasePlan’s fastest-growing client segment, reaching double digit growth, up 11% year on year, fuelling the expansion of the company’s global fleet. Large international clients remain an important segment, served by LeasePlan International. This business has too expanded, with 8% growth year on year. Furthermore, the growth of LeasePlan’s worldwide fleet is also due to its strong corporate client base, which has grown 6% globally compared to the same time last year.