LeasePlan

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LeasePlan Facts & Figures
Industry Leasing
Founded 1963 (1963)
Headquarters Netherlands
Number of locations
Established in 32 countries
Area served
Worldwide
Services Fleet management services
Owner LP Group B.V. (consortium of Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension, GIC Private Limited, TDR Capital and Luxinva S.A. of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority)
Number of employees
More than 6500
Website www.leaseplan.com

LeasePlan is an international company of Dutch origins specialised in fleet management.

Its products are composed of operational fleet management services. Since its foundation in 1963, the company became the world leader of fleet management.[1][2] It has more than 85% of its employees-approximately 7400 people-working out of the Netherlands.

The company is owned by LP Group B.V., a consortium including Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn, Arbejdsmarkedets Tillægspension, GIC Private Limited, TDR Capital and Luxinva S.A. of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

History[edit]

Founded in the Netherlands in 1963 following a joint venture between a bank and a company providing services to drivers, LeasePlan initially specialized in the open-book management model (an actual costs management system). LeasePlan expanded internationally in the 1970s by establishing operations in Belgium, Germany, France, and Great Britain, and to attain the position of worldwide leader in automotive fleet management.[1][3]

In the 1990s, the banking group ABN-Amro acquired 100% of the shares in LeasePlan and founded a holding company named ABN-Amro Lease Holding. LeasePlan diversified its offer by introducing an online fleet management software package (Plan8, called now FleetReporting).

Responding to the trend in market consolidation, LeasePlan acquired several companies in the years following 2000 (Dial in Great Britain, in France, and in Italy, and CSC in the United States).

In 2003, the holding company of the LeasePlan group was renamed LeasePlan Corporation.

In 2004, ABN-Amro sold LeasePlan Corporation to a consortium consisting of the Volkswagen Group (50%), Olayan Group (25%), and Mubadala Development Company (25%).

On 21 March 2016, an international consortium led by the Dutch Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn pension fund completed its acquisition of the company.[4]

International presence[edit]

LeasePlan's world presence

LeasePlan, implemented in 32 countries, became the first company in the leasing industry to manage more than 1.5 million cars worldwide, and offer fleet management services.[5] LeasePlan is present in traditional and emerging markets.

Here is the list of countries where LeasePlan is established:

LeasePlan Europe: Netherlands, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Italy and Romania.

LeasePlan America: United-States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico.

LeasePlan Asia: Russia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and India

LeasePlan Oceania: Australia and New-Zealand.

Bank[edit]

LeasePlan Bank is a Dutch internet savings bank and an undertaking of LeasePlan. LeasePlan Bank was established in 2010 to provide an additional source of financing for LeasePlan's core business.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Flamand, Philippe (11 February 2013). "LeasePlan veut devenir un acteur de la mobilité globale des salariés". L'Express (in French). 
  2. ^ De Chauliac, Isabelle (13 January 2009). "Human Consulting Group place LeasePlan leader de la gestion de la relation client" (in French). Actionco.fr. 
  3. ^ "Partenariats" (in French). Goodyear. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Consortium of long-term investors completes acquisition of LeasePlan". LeasePlan. 21 March 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2017. 
  5. ^ "Leaseplan becomes first leasing company to surpass 1.5 million vehicles worldwide". ContractHireAndLeasing.com. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Organisation structure". LeasePlan. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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