Fleet Logistics, Europe’s largest independent fleet management provider, has gone live in Latin and Central America with global agri-business Syngenta, managing a fleet of around 1,600 vehicles in eight countries across the region.
Fleet Logistics is doing this in two ways. Firstly, the fleet management provider, which has more than 150,000 vehicles under management world-wide, is managing a fleet of 800 Syngenta cars in South America’s largest country, Brazil.
These will be managed directly from the special hub operation that Fleet Logistics has created in São Paulo, offering the same full portfolio of fleet management services that it offers throughout Europe.
This range of services will also be available for other fleet clients in a variety of different South American countries as Fleet Logistics rapidly establishes itself in the LATAM region of Southern and Central America region.
The Sao Paolo hub was set up using the footprint of parent company, international certification provider TÜV SÜD Group, to take advantage of local infrastructure, facilities and staffing. This provided the ability to set up the required operations much more efficiently, effectively and speedily than if new operations had to be developed from the ground up.
Secondly, Fleet Logistics will be responsible for overseeing the management of an additional 800 Syngenta vehicles in a further seven countries across Latin and Central America – namely Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Panama, Guatemala and Mexico.
These vehicles will be managed through an assortment of local suppliers with Fleet Logistics responsible for the management and co-ordination of suppliers to bring a series of standardized processes and efficiencies from the customer perspective.
Fleet Logistics began the implementation of the LATAM project with Syngenta at the end of last year, with a go-live in July, overseen by Business Development Director, Marcus Hennecke.
“The go-live went very smoothly and we now have three full-time staff working in our São Paulo hub. We expect to grow that number further very quickly,” he said.
“We are now live in eight LATAM countries and we will see a second wave of a further 10 countries come on-stream in the region in September. We are already seeing interest from other international fleet clients in supporting their fleets in the region, but our initial ambition will be to stabilize our operations in Syngenta before taking on any further commitments,” he said.
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