Fleet Logistics, a European independent fleet management provider, has continued its expansion across mainland Europe and the Near East with the opening of new fleet management operations in Israel to service new and existing fleet customers.
Fleet Logistics new Tel Aviv operation was set up in conjunction with a local partner in the automotive market, NG Group, which is an automotive services and consultancy specialist.
The Israel-headquartered NG Group operates in more than 30 countries worldwide, providing training and consultancy services to a wide cross section of clients, including many of the leading motor manufacturers.
The move into Israel is in response to the requests of several international clients of Fleet Logistics with operations and trading subsidiaries in Israel, operating fleets of company cars.
Israel has a total car park of around 2.4 million cars, of which 300,000 are owned by companies and more than 200,000 are funded by operating leases. The local market has a large number of businesses in the IT and technology sectors where company cars are an accepted part of the remuneration package, according to Fleet Logistics.
While there are currently no major international leasing companies operating in the region, there are five main national leasing operators that provide full service leasing to business customers at a country level, according to Fleet Logistics.
The initial development work for Fleet Logistics was led by Business Development Manager Simon Spremberg, who has set up relationships to leasing companies, begun the training of the local staff and started the implementation of the first two customers onto the Fleet Logistics’ systems, according to the company.
Fleet Logistics chief executive officer, Rainer Laber, added: “The opening of our first operation in Israel continues to complete the Fleet Logistics’ picture across mainland Europe and the Near East. In Israel, where we do not have the benefit of the footprint of our owner, TÜV SÜD, our preferred method of entry into the country has been through a supplier relationship with an established and existing player,“ said Fleet Logistics CEO Rainer Laber.