Automotive Fleet
December 13, 2022

Strategy to Create a Unified Business from the Wheels, Donlen & LeasePlan Legacy Companies

The 125th State of the Fleet Industry video produced by Automotive Fleet offers insights into the state of the fleet market as presented by AF Editor Mike Antich. In this episode, we talk with Shlomo Crandus, CEO of Wheels Donlen LeasePlan, about the purchase agreement and plans for the newly combined company.

🎙Today's topics include:

  • Strategy to unify the distinct cultures of Wheels, Donlen, and LeasePlan into a new unified fleet management business that will go to market as one.
  • Strategy to managing the operational integration of the three companies in terms of products and services they offer to clients.
  • Discussion about the IT platform to be used by the combined organization.
  • Discussion on how global integration will be structured with the unified company in the context of the ALD global alliance.

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0:00 Intro

1:25 How three companies with long histories combined culturally

6:45 Incremental vs. revolutionary changes

10:10 Changes to the account management teams

11:38 What platform the combined organization will use

14:22 The global integration structure in the newly combined company


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