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BUSINESS I News ALD Remarketing website makes 200,000 sale

Today the ALD Carmarket remarketing website covers 22 countries and offers end of contract vehicles of all segments.

Autorola expands business in Italy and Portugal Remarketing company Autorola has announced two major contracts in its European operations. Firstly, Italy’s largest bank UniCredit Banca will use Fleet Monitor to manage repossessed vehicles across its 21 regional stock yards. This includes the management of vehicle defleeting, inspection for damage, documentation and spare keys, undertaking any repairs and then remarketing the vehicles to their national buyer base. A total of around 4,500 assets are set to be managed nationally by Fleet Monitor each year. In Portugal, Autorola has developed a Branded Site transaction platform for Finlog and which provides more than 250 of its group dealers with access to their ex lease and daily rental vehicles. The aim is to offer dealers defleeted cars quickly and efficiently through the online channel to speed up the sale process and maximize residual values.

In a sign of the rapidly developing new face of vehicle remarketing, ALD Automotive has just announced that it has sold its 200,000th end of contract vehicle via internet. As the internet becomes ever more important as a channel for remarketing, ALD launched a dedicated site for mobile devices in October, and is following this with a special application for Apple and Android smartphones. The ALD Remarketing website, called ALD Carmarket, covers 22 countries and offers vehicles of all segments. ALD intends to extend this geographical coverage to all 37 countries in which it operates, with a target of achieving 75% of all sales of used cars via the internet by 2015.

Johnson Controls honours LeasePlan with Leadership Award Johnson Controls has named LeasePlan as one of their key suppliers. LeasePlan received a ‘Johnson Controls Leadership Award’ at the annual Johnson Controls Supplier Excellence Recognition Award ceremony held in Milwaukee. This award recognizes suppliers for their achievements in the areas of innovation, sustainability, continuous improvement, global growth and customer satisfaction. LeasePlan has been providing international fleet management services to Johnson Controls since 1997.

New record for Daimler Financial Services For the first time in its history Daimler Financial Services is financing more than three million vehicles. Daimler’s financial arm is now financing about half a million more vehicles than it was three years ago. The company broke records in the first ten months of 2013 and new business, which is understood as the equivalent of all newly concluded financing and leasing contracts, grew six percent in the first ten months of the year, to 33 billion euros. At the end of October, DFS had reached a contract volume of 82 billion euros, a three percent increase over the end of 2012. Around the world, Daimler Financial Services finances four out of every ten Daimler vehicles delivered. Daimler Financial Services expects to see further growth in the coming year.

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From left to right: Alex Molinaroli - CEO, Johnson Controls; Jose Luis Criado - Managing Director, LeasePlan International; Tom Casey - National Vice President Client Relations, LeasePlan USA; Yammel Sanchez - Global Director of Indirect Procurement, Johnson Controls; and Terry Nadeau, VP Global Procurement, Johnson Controls.

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