Life sciences company, Bayer Plc, has outsourced the management of its UK fleet of 450 cars to fleet management specialist Fleet Logistics.
Fleet Logistics already manages around 3,400 cars across Europe on Bayer’s behalf, in Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Italy.
In the UK, Bayer operates an essential user fleet for all employees who travel more than 10,000 business miles a year, plus vehicles across a range of management levels.
The company wanted to run its UK fleet on a more cost-effective and efficient basis and opted to roll out a solution with Fleet Logistics.
Fleet Logistics will provide a range of fleet management services to Bayer plc, including a driver portal and helpdesk, vendor management and invoice validation, strategic account management and management of the legacy fleet. In addition, drivers will benefit from the Fleet Logistics online quoting and ordering system, Fleet.Wizard.
The fleet management specialist will also be responsible for providing advice around the development of Bayer’s UK fleet, including the further introduction of environmental options such as electric and hybrid vehicles.
David Nicholls, Head of Property and Site Services at Bayer plc, said the decision to outsource the management of the UK fleet was taken to develop its operation to the next level and further increase its cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
“We have a good relationship with Fleet Logistics through the management of our European fleets. So it seemed a natural extension to add the UK fleet to the vehicles that Fleet Logistics manages on our behalf in other countries.