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Grundfos Pumps Ltd reduces daily rental spend by 42% with car sharing scheme

Grundfos has been an Alphabet customer for over four years and, following consultation with Alphabet, has introduced a BMW 320 EfficientDynamics, equipped with Alphabet’s AlphaCity Corporate CarSharing technology, for the majority of business journeys.

This has enabled the company to refocus its efforts on increasing sales and servicing customers’ needs.

Since introducing the AlphaCity scheme in November 2013, Grundfos Pumps Ltd has decreased its daily rental spend by over £5,000, enhanced visibility of when and where the car is being used at any given time, as well as remaining compliant and improving its environmental footprint.

The AlphaCity vehicle remains on site at Grundfos’ Leighton Buzzard headquarters, providing multiple drivers with access, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through an electronic card system. Employees simply check availability, book the vehicle online and are ready to drive, without Grundfos having to deal with the physical management of the vehicles keys, booking process or compliance with associated health and safety and financial legislation.   

Jason Funnell, operations director at Grundfos Pumps Ltd, said: “At Grundfos we’re responsible for 1.5% of the world’s energy consumption, so it’s vital that we take steps to reduce our energy consumption and improve our carbon footprint where possible. AlphaCity has given us the ability to do this whilst simultaneously reducing time, stress and costs.” 

Funnell continued: “Previously we were dependent on rental vehicles, which were not only time-intensive to manage, but there was no guarantee that the vehicle delivered would be environmentally friendly. Also due to the timing of business journeys, more often than not vehicles had to be delivered a day in advance, and returned a day after, tripling costs unnecessarily.”

Grundfos is also looking to introduce further cars at its other locations in Birmingham, Leigh and Livingston.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.