European fleet management provider Fleet Logistics has continued its expansion across mainland Europe by the opening offices in the Czech Republic to service new and existing customers in the country and neighboring Slovakia.

Based in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, the new Fleet Logistics’ offices are within the existing facilities and infrastructure owned by parent company, global certification specialist TÜV SÜD, which includes human resources, accounting and management support functions.

Initially, the Czech offices are being staffed by two fleet executives, Milan Karas and Marcella Dornakova, both of whom have extensive fleet and leasing backgrounds. More employees will be recruited as the business grows Fleet Logistics said as it looks to increase the 440-strong vehicle fleet it already manages in the country to around 1,000 by the end of the year.

Czech Republic fleet customers currently comprise the local subsidiaries of existing global and multi-national clients in both Czech Republic and Slovakia, but Fleet Logistics, which currently has around 120,000 vehicles under management across Europe, will also seek to recruit national customers in both countries as the business develops, according to the company.

The opening of the new Czech office is in response to demand from international customers who have a presence in the country but no effective way of managing their vehicles there, according to Fleet Logistics.

The Czech Republic vehicle population is around 4 million in total, but the fleet market is small with around 100,000 vehicles on operating lease across the country, according to the company.