28 Jun 2021
Leasys’s expansion in Europe continues with Austria
With the opening of the new Vienna office, led by Mr. Hermann Wiedrich, Leasys further strengthens its internationalization process in the name of sustainable mobility.
- With the opening of the new Vienna office, led by Mr. Hermann Wiedrich, Leasys further strengthens its internationalization process in the name of sustainable mobility.
- Leasys is active in 11 other European countries: Italy, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Spain.
Vienna, June 28th 2021
After attaining leadership in long-term rental in Italy, Leasys continues to pursue its growth plans in Europe, announcing the opening of a new branch in Austria. With its entry into the Austrian market, the Company, a Stellantis brand and a subsidiary of FCA Bank, carries on the internationalization process started in 2017.
Austria becomes the twelfth market in which Leasys is operational, together with Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Spain. Head of the Austrian branch, based in Vienna, will be Mr. Hermann Wiedrich, who will be tasked with taking business opportunities in a country whose car market is returning to pre-pandemic levels, and where the long-term rental sector is one of the strongest growing segments, ready to face the challenges of new mobility, particularly in the hybrid and electric areas.
Leasys will bring its "from one minute to a lifetime" solutions to Austria in the coming months, involving the country in the sustainable mobility revolution that will materialize, on the one hand, in the electrification of the fleet and in the extension of the network of Leasys Mobility Stores (by 2022 there will be 1,500 across Europe) and, on the other, in the offering of cutting-edge, green and digital services.
In July, Leasys Austria GmbH will be the leasing partner of FCA Bank GmbH in the market, offering attractive, customer-oriented leasing solutions to the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep brands.
At a time such as this, characterized by cautious optimism and hope for a gradual recovery of the rental market, entry into the Austrian market is an important step", said Alberto Grippo, CEO of Leasys. "Not only with a view to strengthening our international positioning, but also to position ourselves as protagonists of eco-sustainable mobility in a country like Austria, which holds much promise in this respect.“
Leasys, a Stellantis Brand, and a subsidiary of FCA Bank, a 50:50 joint venture between Stellantis and Crédit Agricole, was established in September 2001. Leasys offers a complete and innovative system of mobility services to individuals, professionals and businesses of all sizes: from short, medium and long-term rentals to peer-to-peer car sharing via the U Go platform and I-Link. At the end of 2019, it launched the first car subscription service in Italy with CarCloud. With the Clickar brand, Leasys is also one of the leading Italian online and offline retailers of pre-owned company cars to individuals, professionals and companies. Headquartered in Italy, Leasys began a process of internationalisation in 2017 by opening multiple offices throughout Europe: today the company operates in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland and Austria managing a fleet that will have over 400,000 vehicles by the end of 2021. In June 2019, the company launched the Leasys Mobility Stores, physical outlets with a grassroots presence across Italy. Now also available in France, the stores offer customers access to all the mobility services provided by Leasys. The stores, where customers can access all the mobility services provided by Leasys, will be available shortly also in the European countries where the company is operational. With the recent launch of the first totally electrified Mobility Store in Torino Caselle airport, Leasys is on track to become a key operator also for sustainable mobility. In fact, thanks to the installation of over 1,200 charging stations in all the stores, at the end of 2020, Leasys had Italy’s largest private electrified network. In 2021, the electrification project will continue also in the European countries in which Leasys operates. For more information: www.leasys.com
FCA Bank S.p.A. is a bank engaging mainly in car finance, with the aim to meet all mobility requirements, including through its Leasys S.p.A. subsidiary. It is an equally-held joint venture between the global automotive company Stellantis and Crédit Agricole, leader in consumer credit. FCA Bank S.p.A. provides financing products to drive the sales of prestigious car brands in Italy and in Europe. The loan, lease, rental and mobility financing programs provided by FCA Bank S.p.A. are specifically designed for sale networks, private customers and corporate fleets. FCA Bank S.p.A. is operational in 17 European countries and in Morocco, directly or through branches. Per December 31st 2020, FCA Bank had a total loan and lease portfolio of approximately €26.2 billion.
For more information: www.fcabankgroup.com
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