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16 Oct 19

Meet these 15 new innovators at the Fleet Europe Summit

One of the main attractions of the Fleet Europe Summit is the chance to discover innovative products and services of the fleet and mobility business industry. This year, no less than 15 new sponsors provide that opportunity. Most join the other exhibitors in the Fleet Europe Village. Here’s an overview of the newcomers in the Fleet Europe Village.

Actia

Based in Toulouse (France), Actia designs, manufactures and operates electronics for systems management in automotive, aeronautics, railway, telecoms and other sectors. The company is committed to meeting today and tomorrow’s challenges of mobility, connectivity, security and the environment. 

ADESA / KAR Auctions

ADESA is a subsidiary of Kar Auctions, a US group generating $3.8 million turnover (2017) by auctioning, wholesaling and reselling vehicles. The company came to prominence in Europe by its acquisition earlier this year of CarsOnTheWeb and positions itself as a prominent vehicle auctioneer and reseller for OEMs and leasing companies in Europe. 

Autobinck

Netherlands-based Autobinck ranks among the 20 largest mobility groups in Europe. Via a total of 65 subsidiaries, the Group is active in Car Distribution and Retail, Lease and Finance, and Smart Mobility – across eight European companies.  Mobinck offers smart and reliable end to end mobility solutions that help employers and employees create the freedom to keep moving. 

Autovista

Autovista Group provides pricing and specification insights for Europe’s automotive decision-makers, helping them to pricing, timing of sales, and managing risk. Autovista, Eurotax, Glass's and Schwacke are the company’s market-leading brands.

Please note: Autovista will be present both at the Fleet Europe Village and the Fleet Europe Remarketing Forum. 

AGC Automotive

Founded in 1907, AGC Automotive has over a century’s worth of experience in the manufacture of automotive glass. It’s also the market’s global leader in both laminated glass and tempered glass, for both the new-vehicle and replacement market segments. AGC introduces Jack, a solution that detects glass damages in real-time, ensuring they get solved on time and at lower cost. 

Choice

Choice is a provider for Mobility as a Service, offering a complete rendition of tailor-made and forward-looking mobility solutions. These include both front-end and back-end IT solutions for car rental, (keyless) car sharing, fleet management, vehicle wholesale, damage claims management, test drive events, and more. 

Continental

Founded in 1871 and based in Hanover (Germany), Continental currently is the world’s fourth-largest tire manufacturer. The manufacturer also specialises in brake systems, interior electronics, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other components for the automotive and transportation industries. 

DS

In 2014, DS became the standalone premium brand within PSA Group, which also includes the Peugeot, Citroën and Opel/Vauxhall brands. It is best known for such premium models as the DS 3 and the DS 7 Crossback. DS is the sponsor of the European Optimisation Fleet Manager of the Year Award at this year's Fleet Europe Awards. 

Please note: DS will have a presence in the Fleet Europe Village at the stand of their parent, PSA Group. 

EV-Box, Everon

Founded in 2011 in Amsterdam, EV-Box is a leading global manufacturer of EV charging stations and charging management software, with over 75,000 charging points across more than 55 countries worldwide. Everon is the company’s new charging management platform, built to ensure scalability, open communications and security for both tenants and users.

Garenta

Part of Turkey’s Celik Motor company, Garenta is the country’s first domestically owned corporate car rental company. With 11 city and airport branches, it offers two main products: short-term leasing via GarentaDAY; and long-term leasing via GarentaPRO.

Please note: as a sponsor of the Remarketing Forum, Garenta will be present there.

Ridecell

Founded in 2009 and based in San Francisco, Ridecell helps companies build and operate profitable shared mobility businesses. Ridecell’s toolkit of software, services and partnerships is designed to help its customers maximise three key profit drivers: customer experience, fleet utilization and operational efficiency. 

Samsara

Telematics specialist Samsara offers vehicle (and other asset) tracking, cameras and safety solutions – plus fleet management. Founded in 2015, the company has raised $530 million in funding, now has more than 10,000 customers worldwide, both in automotive and fleet as well as in other industries. 

Uber

The company’s pioneering peer-to-peer taxi service hardly needs an introduction – Uber, founded in 2009, is the world leader in ridesharing. Perhaps less well known is Uber for Business. Launched in 2014, this service is designed to generate value for corporates by transporting their staff from A to B with confidence, in safety, and at low cost. 

Vattenfall

Entirely owned by the Swedish state, Vattenfall is a leading energy company at European level, with activities in wind, hydro, bio and solar power generation. Among its products are InCharge, a network of EV charging stations; and InHouse, offering properties the opportunity to produce their own renewable energy.

Verra Mobility

Verra Mobility is a smart mobility company focused on safe cities, smart roadways and the connected systems that tie them seamlessly together. It offers services and solutions for both commercial and governmental clients, including automated toll and violations management, title and registration solutions for fleet owners. 

Unless otherwise advertised above, these new Fleet Europe Summit sponsors can be found at their booth in the Fleet Europe Village – the popular meeting point for Summit attendees. Here are some reasons why you can’t miss this year’s Village:

  • Extended to no less than 42 exhibitors in total, the Village offers Summit delegates a relaxed and informal setting to meet and interact with suppliers and fellow fleet professionals. 
  • New this year: the Fleet Europe Village will already open its doors in the afternoon of the Summit’s first day. On November 6, the Village will be open from 2:30 to 7:30 pm. A welcome cocktail will be offered at 5:30 pm. On November 7, the Village will be open from 9:00 am to 17:30 pm.
  • Also new: four newcomers will introduce their innovative products and services in Discovery Booths, in a dedicated area of the Village.
  • Check out the various subsections of the Village. In the Smart Mobility Area, mobility experts, start-ups and innovators will engage with Summit attendees on the latest developments in mobility. There will be talks and presentations, awards and ceremonies, and so much more...

Read more on the Village and the other sponsors, and the other venues and events at the Fleet Europe Summit here

Authored by: Frank Jacobs