Photo: Sofico

Photo: Sofico

Global fleet and leasing software solutions provider Sofico has introduced a new, autonomous, regional-focused structure to get closer to its customers as well as underpinning its continued expansion.

The Belgian-based business, whose software manages over one million fleet vehicles worldwide, will now revolve around seven regional units, backed by a series of process-specific support units.

Sofico said the restructuring project has been in preparation for more than a year, facilitated by a series of workshops in which every department took part and documented all its processes in minute detail.

The seven new autonomous regional units comprise: Belgium; the Netherlands; UK-Germany-Austria-Switzerland; Southern Europe; Asia; Japan -South-Korea; and Australia-New Zealand.

They are supported by a number of process-specific support units, including systems management, solution management, finance and accounts, human resources, business development, and marketing.

Each new regional unit now consists of a self-managing team that is responsible for a number of Sofico’s customers who use its primary Miles software system to manage their fleets, according to the company.

The new structure is the culmination of a 12-month project which will also see the company increase its workforce by almost 20 percent before the end of the year. Sofico, which has increased revenues by 54 percent over the last five years, is expecting to increase its permanent staff to 140 by December, according to the company.