Following the announcement of the LeasePlan USA and Wheels Donlen merger under Athene, the company today announced that it will brand the combined organization under the new name of Wheels.
According to the statement, the new Wheels brand builds on the shared history of all three legacy organizations and promises to continue offering reliable service to the leasing and management industry, offer dynamic creativity, and use innovation and passion to make a difference for its customers.
CEO Shlomo Crandus said: “We’re thrilled to unify our three organizations into one cohesive business under the new Wheels brand. We approached the branding process with careful consideration, utilizing both internal and external resources to establish a clear vision for the new organization. Our primary focus is on providing exceptional mobility management services for our clients to ensure they are successful.”
The new Wheels offers greater scale, enhanced investment capacity, and differentiated capabilities to serve its clients globally. The combined company manages more than 800,000 vehicles, has $7 billion of assets in the U.S. and Canada, more than 1,900 employees, and through its global alliance with ALD, serves customers in 59 countries worldwide.
The company also maintains a partnership with LeasePlan Corporation to support the needs of multinational customers. Wheels' announcement of a new name and brand does not entail any major changes to the day-to-day interactions and experiences of clients, drivers, and supplier partners, at least in the short term, the company said. While the Wheels name will begin to appear on corporate websites, advertisements, and select areas, it does not anticipate any significant operational changes during this stage of the transition.
President Matt Dyer added: “What people can expect from the new Wheels is a company with added capabilities that is even better positioned to offer great customer service, a partnership approach, a wider set of solutions and a commitment to innovative thinking, and new products during a dynamic period for the fleet and mobility sector. Our commitment to our clients success has not changed – we will continue to put customers at the heart of everything we do to keep their businesses moving forward. This includes the wide range of services and tools we offer to drivers so they can stay safely on the road delivering for their business. As our new tagline states, “Together Let’s Go Far.”