Athlon. Getting you there.
Athlon is one of the leading providers of vehicle leasing and fleet management. Athlon has developed innovative, sustainable and cost-efficient business mobility solutions for more than 100 years. Headquartered in The Netherlands, we are active in over 20 countries in Europe as well as North America, directly, or via partners. Athlon is part of Daimler AG and is operated by Daimler Mobility AG.
Your challenges. Our solutions.
Mobility is about moving from A to B. Is there any reason it should be more complicated than that? Let us know where you want to go. We look forward to getting you there.
Flexible. Carefree. Without hidden costs. From the very first car or van you lease. Whatever the make and model. Happy you. Happy employees.
Athlon navigates you through the complexity of the countless challenges and choices in the field of business mobility: efficient mobility management, cost control, e-mobility, changing regulations, sustainability, employee motivation, van leasing ... It all becomes easy with Athlon.
Management & Consulting
Is your mobility policy making the most of every opportunity? Does your lease agreement conform with the market? Is it meeting the demands of your business as well as the needs of your employees? And will the approach you take today, still be suitable tomorrow? Athlon has the experience, expertise and insights that we are happy to share with you.
Local expertise on an international level
International fleet management is becoming more challenging every day. Then it's good to know that someone has your back. With proceeding globalisation, the demand for customised International fleet and mobility solutions is growing too. But as your business is crossing borders, time zones and often worlds in terms of rules and regulations, local expert knowledge of the operating grounds is essential. Athlon operate in over 20 countries, with strategic partnerships for global coverage. So wherever you are, you're guaranteed a partner with both global and local strength and expertise. It all comes with a personal touch by your dedicated Athlon contact. For fleet big or small. Making your job an easy ride.
The AA is the most popular breakdown provider covering 65% of the UK’s top 20 car and van fleets, serving almost 10m business customers and attending 3.5m business and personal breakdowns each year. We are ready to respond 365 days a year 24/7 and are proud to support more than a quarter of sole traders. But we never stand still.
Our expert mechanics and cutting edge technology mean that we can fix 8 out of 10 vehicles at the roadside. Beyond breakdown, we have a vast range of innovative products and services to support, advise and deliver “best in class” service for UK drivers and fleet managers both now and into the future.
We are constantly driving digital innovation and responding to significant change in the automotive industry, from lobbying government for improvements in road safety, through business expansion into new areas such as Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR), and Vehicle Recalls, to harnessing the very latest wireless diagnostics as part of our ‘Smart Breakdown’ service – allowing our mechanics to diagnose the reason for the breakdown even before they arrive at the roadside.
In these times of economic uncertainty, rising costs and relentless regulatory and environmental changes, we are working tirelessly on behalf of its customers to minimise disruption and downtime and provide a better future for UK drivers and businesses. When it comes to the UK fleet industry the AA are on the front line and on the front foot.
Expert automotive defleet and remarketing service across the UK and Ireland supported by cutting edge digital technology to ensure we provide a robust solution which optimises speed of service and financial value.
Because we value your business...
COPART - More Buyers, More Auction, More Returns
Copart are a global leader in online vehicle auctions, selling over 400,000 vehicles each year in the UK. Our customers trust our unique combination of industry leading patented online auction technology, strategically positioned facilities and global buyer base in over 110 countries to deliver them the best possible returns.
Copart provide unrivalled:
At Copart we are experts at maximising returns on your vehicles and our investment in innovation, capacity and infrastructure ensures we continue to lead the industry in vehicle remarketing.
Our diverse portfolio of customers benefit from our combination of size and expertise delivered through our dedicated Account Management teams. This ensures we provide a truly collaborative partnership approach to meet the specific needs of each of our customers.
Taking the guesswork out of buying and selling used vehicles, increasing profitability and speed to sale and making the marketplace more efficient. That’s what makes Dealer Auction the place to sell faster and buy smarter.
The platform is a collaboration between Cox Automotive and Auto Trader, designed to bring a streamlined and smarter digital marketplace to the world of B2B vehicle sales.
It draws on the massive, real-time data capabilities of these industry experts to give unrivalled insights on vehicles in the wholesale and retail market. From Auto Trader comes digital expertise, deep consumer insights and a significant dealer customer base. Cox Automotive brings auction experience and infrastructure, a proven and active online auction platform, wholesale know how and a significant vendor and buyer base.
Even with the power of its parent companies, Dealer Auction is a fully independent business made to transform and revolutionise the industry. It does this by offering lower buyer fees, matching buyers and sellers transacting online, offering unique data and insight and providing market leading technology.
Jaama is proud to sponsor the Leasing Company of the Year up to 20,000 vehicles
Jaama is the UK’s leading fleet and leasing software innovator and continues to push the technological and functionality boundaries to ensure organisations operate at the cutting-edge of data management, operational best practice and compliance. As a result, Jaama is Fleet News’ reader recommended software supplier for 2020, supplying business systems to many FN50 companies and Fleet200 businesses.
Effectively collecting data from multiple sources enables fleet decision-makers make informed strategic decisions. Today best practice dictates a whole life cost approach to vehicle decision-making, but the new technological age and the arrival of ‘big data’ will industrialise the amount of information available to fleet decision-makers resulting in a data lake. This is why Key2 is so widely utilised as the central data hub to what is a rapidly moving environment.
Martin Evans, managing director, said: “Jaama is the industry’s benchmark for quality and innovation and is established as the UK’s most recommended software supplier in the fleet, leasing and hire markets by customers. Fleet News Reader Recommended further underpins the company’s industry-leading status.”
KeeResources are proud to sponsor the Fleet Manufacturer of the Year Award at the Fleet News Awards.
KeeResources have provided Vehicle Data, Automotive Software, Digital Solutions and Professional Services to the industry for over nearly 20 years. At the core of everything that KeeResources do is the provision of the most granular and detailed vehicle dataset available. This data is compiled at model year level (even more critical than ever with the implementation of the new WLTP testing regime and fiscal changes). Our data powers systems, websites and apps for many of the automotive industries biggest brands including vehicle manufacturers, leasing companies, dealer groups and media owners.
Our software solutions covering Vehicle Data & Configuration, Whole Life Costs, Fleet Management and Residual Value Forecasting are considered by many to be best of breed. Our KWIKfleetware asset and fleet management system is trusted by some of the biggest names in the vehicle leasing industry to manage every aspect of their fleet operations, from initial quote to eventual disposal. It is a secure and scalable solution with integrated accounts capable of managing hundreds of thousands of vehicles.
Our digital solutions, from Vehicle Comparators to Car Tax Calculators are utilised by many leading vehicle manufacturers to engage and inform their buyers.
Visit us at www.keeresources.com for more information
Leasys UK Ltd provide a range of personal and business contract hire and related services for Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Abarth, Fiat Professional and Maserati customers.
Discover our offers at www.leasys.com
MINI Fleet and Business Sales
MINI has got a car to fit your business needs, whether you’re looking for something economically efficient, a smart use of space, or a standout design. We’re currently a five strong line-up, including the MINI Countryman Plug-In-Hybrid, as well as the iconic MINI Hatch and stylish MINI Clubman.
What’s more, the first ever MINI Electric will be ready to hit the road in March 2020. MINI Electric emits 0g/km of CO2 and has an impressive range of up to 145 miles. Plus, it has a BIK tax rate of 0% for 2020.
We understand every business comes with a unique set of needs which is why our committed team offer one-on-one assistance. Whatever your business, there’s a MINI with the personality to help drive it further.
For more information, visit www.mini.co.uk/business
Our core business is the hire of light commercial vehicles to other businesses on flexible and fixed term contracts, giving customers the flexibility to manage their vehicle needs without capital outlay or long-term commitments.
With over 50 locations in the UK, and deals with the UKs leading van suppliers, we can help you to build and flex your fleet. Alongside LCV and specialist vehicle rentals, Northgate also offers a range of fleet management services to help customers manage their fleets more effectively, reducing costs, improving efficiency and ensuring they are able to meet their legal and duty of care obligations.
And, we now offer a range of vehicles including luxury cars, 4x4s, minibuses and HGVs – so all your business hire needs can be found in one place.
We are seeing more businesses than ever turn to Northgate to take care of their fleets with our range of hire options:
12months+ - A great alternative to the commitment of contract hire or ownership, ideal for uncertain economic times. The longer the term, the better the rate we can offer.
Flexible Hire - Available for three months or more and ideal for when you have a ballpark idea of what you need, but want some flexibility in exact end dates.
VanHire+ - Ticks all the boxes of 12months+, with the addition of a unique damage allowance and Telematics control package.
Short Term Hire – Existing customers can rent vans when you need them, for as long as you want them.
We Buy You Rent - A hassle-free way to sell your vehicle and rent new. With We Buy, You Rent, you get a fair market price for your existing vehicles and all the benefits of renting new. You choose a hire option - 12months+, Flexible Hire, or Van Hire+.
What's included as standard:
To find out how we can help keep your business driving forward, contact us at northgatevehiclehire.co.uk or call 0330 042 0903
Reflex Vehicle Hire is a specialist in flexible, safe, intelligent vehicle provision with award-winning, industry-leading, innovative telematics and outstanding driver behaviour programmes to ensure a duty of care is met.
Supplying hire vehicles is just the start of our business offering; we provide the highest levels of expertise, service and fleet technology to support customers with insight that delivers a cost efficient and effective fleet.
All our vehicles are available nationwide on flexible hire terms with no early termination penalties and no contract.
It is safety as standard at Reflex, with every vehicle fitted with trackers and dash cameras. We have created the flexi-family suite of telematics which is our biggest commitment, ensuring fleet customers are just as safe in rental vehicles as they are in company owned vehicles.
We offer the latest road safety systems to help reduce risk to drivers and other road users, supplying a range of vehicles to suit your needs with flexible packages that are cost efficient.
Delivering first class service levels to our customers and taking the time to understand fleet management issues is important to us, as well as saving your business time and money by reducing down time, operating costs and insurance premiums.
We offer very high levels of customer service, nationwide, with 24-hour availability to support the business demands facing our fleet clients. When customers call us, their needs are our highest priority.
Visit us at www.reflexvehiclehire.com to find out more, or give the team a call on 0345 609 2345.
SalesMaster builds state-of-the-art software for the motor industry. Our Fleetbase software structures vital order processing data in a way that mirrors the real world. Flexible workflow and real-time work queues allow users to effectively manage fleet orders from quotation through to delivery, across multiple teams and locations. The complexities of trying to manage fleet orders using spreadsheets melt away. SalesMaster was built for fleet by people that understand fleet.
Managing large order volumes, multiple customer relationships and diverse business rules can be complex, but at SalesMaster, we understand these business requirements and Fleetbase has been designed specifically for this purpose. Integrated vehicle stock and manufacturer data feeds simplify order processing and maintain accuracy as volumes increase. Flexible permissions ensure users have the information they need, when they need it.
FleetBase is fast and flexible. Our powerful search makes finding vehicles for customers easy and instant. Our connected automotive platform leverages the latest in technology to manage and share vehicle inventories in real-time.
2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the ŠKODA brand, making it one of the longest-established automotive companies in the world. The reputation of ŠKODA is based on twelve decades of tradition and experience in automotive engineering and over the years ŠKODA has become a firm partner to businesses who seek reliable, performance-driven cars.
Our partnership with the Fleet News Awards is integral to our commitment to supporting businesses large and small. This year, we are delighted to sponsor the Round Table Meetings held ahead of the main event – and the Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception. Our sponsorship of the Round Table Meetings is a valuable opportunity to discuss key issues and to engage directly with fleet managers.
Our award-winning range caters for every business. We have introduced several new models to the fleet over the past 12 months. The all-new Scala cemented its position as one of the most technologically advanced cars in its class, whilst the introduction of the Kamiq city SUV completed our SUV line-up, which includes the Kodiaq and Karoq. The reigning Fleet News champion for Best upper medium car, the ŠKODA Superb was updated in 2019 with a new-look exterior and enhanced driver assistance systems.
2020 will see the start of ŠKODA’s highly-anticipated electric journey with the arrival of the plug-in hybrid Superb, closely followed by the all-electric Citigoe iV.
To find out more visit www.skoda.co.uk/fleet
Trakm8 specialises in telematics, connected cameras and fleet optimisation. With over 243,000 vehicles connected to its servers, the company’s cost-effective solutions help fleets to improve efficiency, cut carbon emissions, and reduce risk. Clients can choose from a range of stand-alone products, or benefit from substantially higher savings by using Trakm8’s end-to-end solution.
Trakm8 Optimisation is proven to help customers achieve increases in productivity of up to 33%. It enables organisations to plan vehicle routes and schedules in the most effective manner; using the least amount of vehicles and the lowest cumulative mileage. Trakm8 Optimisation was also the first solution of its kind to optimise electric vehicles.
Through deep CANbus connectivity, Trakm8 is able to provide advanced vehicle status and health data. Trakm8 Connectedcare enables vehicle and plant OEMs and leasing or hire companies to access readings directly from the dashboard or instrument cluster.
Trakm8’s award-winning RH600 combines all the benefits of telematics with video and photo evidence of road traffic incidents. The most advanced 4G integrated telematics camera in the UK, it is proven to reduce accident rates by up to 39%, cut instances of speeding by 35%, improve driver behaviour, and enhance fuel economy by up to 10%.
Trakm8 customers include Iceland Foods, the AA, Direct Line Group and ScottishPower.
As Europe’s leading provider of cloud-based video telematics, VisionTrack is continually innovating with the development of world-leading algorithms, behaviour and video analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision.
VisionTrack’s unique approach to video telematics is helping tackle some of the most complex challenges faced by the fleet, transport and insurance sectors. Our connected camera solutions are underpinned by a device-agnostic, multi-award-winning IoT platform. By providing the highest levels of operational insight, business intelligence and enriched vehicle data, organisations can make strategic mobility decisions.
Multi-award winning IoT platform
Our industry-leading IoT platform utilises computer vision to collect, process and analyse real-time video and data based on a range of parameters including vehicle location, speed and driver behaviour, as well as providing drivers with live critical safety alerts.
Utilising the latest developments in machine learning and cloud computing, our extensive team of big data, AI, computer vision and cybernetics experts and scientists are delivering industry-leading solutions that bring significant benefits to clients.
The highest levels of support and service excellence
VisionTrack is committed to exceeding customer expectations and delivering excellence in everything it does. We are dedicated to maintaining strong relationships with partners, resellers and end-users, listening to their needs to better understand precise requirements, address business-critical issues and help achieve measurable success.
We deliver exceptional pre-sale, implementation and ongoing support, regularly going the extra mile, to deliver on our service promise and enable customers to make the most of our video telematics solutions.
For any combination of vehicles with any funding method, there’s only one name you need to know. Zenith.
Whether it's bikes to cars, vans, trucks and trailers, one day or seven years, business critical, perk or personal - Zenith is powered by the best people and reinforced with industry-leading technology to provide world-class service, 24/7/365.
Our services are built around your needs and all managed in-house. We're not tied to any funding option, vehicle manufacturer or repairer; being independent and pioneering means we can be trusted to always do what’s right for our customers. We know vehicles, funding and the industry inside out.
That’s why, for over 30 years, our customers choose us.