SEAT is the only company in its sector with the full-range capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 75 countries. In 2014 SEAT’s invoicing totalled almost 7.5 billion euros, the highest figure it its history, with worldwide sales of 390,500 units.
The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Centre, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. This ‘knowledge hub’, bringing together 900 engineers, aims to be the driving force behind innovation for the number one industrial investor in R&D in Spain. In line with its declared commitment to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its core activity on sustainability, namely reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, as well as recycling and re-use of resources.
ALD Automotive is a multi-brand car leasing and fleet management company independent of any car manufacturer and ranked among the top 3 major players worldwide. ALD Automotive principally offers two car leasing products: full service vehicle leasing and fleet management. ALD Automotive has operations in 37 countries with and an additional 3 countries in North America through its partnership with Wheels, displaying the largest coverage of any global leasing company and is present in high growth markets. Our global reach and in-depth knowledge of local markets has allowed us to develop global integration and coordination as well as local adaptation and flexibility. In 2013, ALD Automotive was proud to achieve the milestone of one million vehicles under management around the world. Little more than a decade since entering the market as a challenger in the vehicle leasing sector, this achievement is a testament to ALD’s rapid development into an international leader in the sector. ALD Automotive is part of the Société Générale Group.
Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – professionals, SMEs and large international corporates – tailored solutions that optimise their employee’s mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 25 countries by over 4,000 employees, and in 14 other countries through a network of partners. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to nearly 700,000 vehicles throughout the world (December 2013). Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.
Athlon is a leading European mobility provider with more than 50 years of experience. We are present in ten countries within mainland Europe and have strategic partnerships throughout ten other countries in Europe and North America, totaling to a fleet size of more than 700.000 vehicles. At Athlon International, a dynamic group of Sales & Account Managers, we support our clients with the implementation and the monitoring of their international fleet and mobility management. We assist our clients with a set of services, which can vary from creating an international car policy to more in-dept studies and actions leading to substantial cost savings. At Athlon we believe it is crucial, while ensuring a streamlined international mobility policy, to take country differences into account at all times. In order to anticipate on current and future trends we have designed a 5-step Sustainable Mobility Plan in which we consider a wide range of mobility solutions for our clients. At Athlon, innovation is a key part of our service offering. In an era where Corporate Social Responsibility, Mobility and Risk Management are high on the agenda, it is crucial to provide our clients with tangible results: Insight in total mobility costs, social responsible solutions, fleet management and a wide array of flexible, tailor-made mobility services.
Athlon is a subsidiary of De Lage Landen and Rabobank Group. De Lage Landen specializes in asset financing and vendor finance programs on a global scale. The Rabobank Group is an international financial services provider with a top rating and is among the world's 25 largest financial institutions.
Within the IFMI Athlon International is represented by Thor Konings, Account Director. Thor has 20 years experience in the car leasing industry of which 7 years in an international environment.
BDO Belgium specializes in four areas: Audit & Assurance, Accounting & Reporting, Tax & Legal, and Special Advisory Services (Corporate Finance, Management Advisory & Interim Management). BDO equals high level expert advice. Availability, proximity, integrity, a pragmatic approach and our international network are our main strengths. In Belgium BDO has more than 500 Partners and staff spread over the whole country. We work from 9 offices located in Antwerp, Brussels (Airport), Brussels (Centre), Ghent, Hasselt, La Hulpe, Liège, Namur-Charleroi and Roeselare. BDO is part of a strong international network with about 60,000 Partners and staff active in more than 140 countries.
LeasePlan is a global fleet management and driver mobility company. Established over 50 years ago, we have grown to become the world’s leading fleet and vehicle leasing company, managing over 1.3 million vehicles across 32 countries around the globe. LeasePlan International is a division of LeasePlan specialising in managing large global vehicle fleets. Coordinating local teams in 32 countries, our systems, processes and people are geared to ensure consistent coordination, meaningful engagement and clear information exchange across all levels and all countries. Working through our client’s business, we ensure that what is conceived in principle is well delivered in practice. We deliver continuous innovation in products and services in genuine partnership with our clients