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Hitachi Capital reports rising trend for outsourced fleet management

The Newbury-based business recently signed specialist recruitment agency Matchtech Group and brewers Charles Wells Group for fully outsourced fleet management and funding. 

Both Matchtech Group, which runs a fleet of 110 cars, and Charles Wells Group, with a fleet of 120 cars, have handed over their fleet and driver administration needs to Hitachi Capital, citing the E-commerce platform and smartphone apps as key to the decision to partner with Hitachi Capital. 

Robert Wastell, divisional managing director of Hitachi Capital Car Solutions, commented: ‘We have seen a rising trend for customers looking to outsource their car fleet management in recent months; our customers are looking to subcontract certain parts of their business operations in order to sustain output without impacting on productivity levels.

‘This is where we come in, working in partnership with companies like Matchtech Group and Charles Wells to handle all driver contact and free up valuable internal HR and fleet management employees.’

The new client wins come as Hitachi reports two clients renewals, in the form of the Lavendon Group and the Daily Mail and General Trust, following competitive tenders. 

Wastell concluded: ‘Our sales team has worked hard to discover and then respond to what both Matchtech Group and Charles Wells need from a fleet perspective. Our offering is such that the decision to sign with us was based on what we could deliver and the value it represented, in particular the full outsourcing of their fleet management.’

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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.