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UK plays significant role in ALD million vehicle milestone

The vehicle leasing giant reported that it finished 2013 with a fleet of 1,008,840 vehicles and annual growth of 5.6%. 

The achievement comes just over a decade after entering the market in the European vehicle-leasing sector.

In the UK, ALD has seen significant growth over recent years and now operates a fleet of over 97,000 vehicles. 

Mel Dawson, UK managing director, said: ‘Reaching one million vehicles is an incredible achievement for the group and we feel proud that the UK has played a significant role in helping our expansion over the last 10 years. Across all the 37 countries in which we operate, our growth has been built on our customer service focus and building strong partnerships. We’ve also strived to be one of the most innovative players in the sector when it comes to technology, particularly in areas such as telematics.’ 

The ALD Automotive brand was launched in 2003 with the acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s vehicle leasing activities. Today, ALD reports that it is the second largest vehicle leasing company in Europe and the third largest worldwide, offering a wide ranging and innovative product mix that includes full-service leasing and fleet management to corporate and government bodies and individual consumers. ALD also says it has become the market leader in white label leasing partnerships via a number of vehicle manufacturers and banking organisations.

The firm is now present in 37 countries, with an additional three operations in North America through a partnership with Wheels.

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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.