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24 Jun 20

The leasing Big League in 2020, in their own words

When looking for an international leasing supplier, corporate fleets of a certain size have a relatively short list of contenders to choose between. That’s because size matters – not just their own, but also that of their supplier. Here’s an overview of the leasing Big League in Europe and what they have to offer, in their own words.

In Fleet Europe Magazine 117, out now, we focus on today’s leasing landscape across the continent. As a taster, we’ve published short interviews with the top executives of the largest companies. What sets them apart?

  • “We see ourselves playing a central role as the engine powering the mobility products and services that our partners – and we – want to offer,” says Tim Albertsen, CEO of ALD.
  • “That the younger generation needs flexible mobility and is increasingly willing to lease,” says Marco Lessacher, CEO of Alphabet. “So there’s a big potential for new, emerging products – taking into account the differences between markets.”
  • Gero Goetzenberger, CEO of Athlon says: “We’re working closely with Mercedes-Benz on transforming online connectivity into both new products and cost savings for our customers.”
  • “We aim to stay ahead by being a mobility integrator, offering our customers flexible solutions and seamless experiences,” explains Alain Van Groenendael, CEO of Arval. “Our new tagline – ‘For the many journeys in life’ – reflects this new business model.”
  • Volkswagen Financial Services has even higher ambitions: “Our aim is to be the world’s largest fleet provider, with a total portfolio of 30 million contracts by 2025,” says Jochen Schmitz, Head of International Fleet at Volkswagen Financial Services.
  • “We have the ambition to be the world’s first fully-digital Car-as-a-Service (CaaS) company,” proclaims Tex Gunning, CEO of LeasePlan.
  • Hans Kolff, Director of International Sales at Business Lease, says “We can both meet the rising demand for vehicle leasing and fleet management and explore opportunities in mobility.”
  • Leasys is an ambitious newcomer, explains Federico Sanguinetti, Head of Sales for European markets: “We aim to reach 13 markets in the next two years, growing from 300,000 to 450,000 vehicles, which will put us in the top four of the major rental players in Europe.”

If you would like to understand why global vehicle leasing will continue to flourish in the New Normal, check out the CEO Leasing panel discussion of the Global Fleet Conference 2020 in the Global Fleet section of our video gallery

Authored by: Frank Jacobs