MT. LAUREL, N.J.
– ARI (Automotive Resources International) announced the recent award of the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) fleet business, according to the Web site http://www.tradingpartners.com
. The lease and fleet management services agreement includes both the GSK Pharma and Consumer fleets, comprising some 10,000 vehicles in the United States.
The contract award concluded an extensive, seven-month RFP process that involved all critical stakeholders within GSK. Tom Donato, senior VP of sales and marketing for ARI, said that the GlaxoSmithKline evaluation of vendors and their capabilities was exhaustive, addressing every aspect of the partnership GSK sought with its fleet management company. “Of particular concern was the ability of the chosen vendor to provide a transparent implementation process,” Donato said.