Benedikt Hesselmann appointed key account manager

Benedikt Hesselmann has been named key account manager at Business Gateway as the company continues to expand following its acquisition by Corpay last year. He will be responsible for the day-to-day management of strategic relationships with several of the largest vehicle leasing and fleet management companies in Europe as part of a remit covering Germany,…
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New feature allows dealers to show defleeted vehicles alongside their own stock

A recently introduced feature can allow dealers to present vehicles being sold by major fleets alongside their own stock. Dealer Showroom is designed to be used by a customer when they have approached a dealer looking for a particular car, van or truck and a matching vehicle is available on 1link Trade Buyer. The details…
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Ultimate Flexibility for Fleet Disposal: Introducing Multi-Channel Remarketing

In a significant stride toward revolutionising fleet disposal strategies, epyx unveils a ground-breaking feature this month, promising fleets a level of control over car, van, and truck disposal like never before. Termed Multi-Channel Remarketing, this innovative feature is seamlessly integrated into epyx’s renowned 1link Disposal Network Platform. It offers fleets unparalleled flexibility in pricing and…
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Disposal conversion rates for EVs close to petrol and diesel during 2023

Data taken from our 1link Disposal Network platform over the course of 2023 showed disposal conversion rates for electric vehicles (EVs) were close to their petrol and diesel equivalents and beat plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). In total, 91% of EVs found buyers when made available through trade sales to dealers, compared to 94% for petrol and…
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New 1link Disposal Network tool lets fleets add “special offers” to promote disposals

1link Disposal Network has launched a new tool called Campaign Manager which can be used to apply a range of incentives such as, low-interest stocking loads and free delivery, to remarketed vehicles. Tim Meadows, chief commercial officer said: ” Campaign Manager gives remarketing managers access to a range of special offers that are used every…
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Average age of fleet cars and vans continued to rise in 2023

Our new data shows that, in 2023, the average age of fleet cars and vans continued to rise. The average age of a fleet car in 2023, at the point of service or repair, was 3.00 years, compared to 2.86 in 2022, 2.74 in 2021, 2.55 in 2020 and 2.40 in 2019. For vans, the…
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1link Service Network fleet transactions increased by 6% in 2023

Our 1link Service Network Platform saw a 6% increase in transactions during 2023. 1link Service Network also enjoyed a strong year internationally, with invoices raised by users in Denmark rising by 22%, by 12% in Ireland, by 8% in France and by 7% in Portugal. Tim Meadows, Chief Commercial Officer, said that 2023’s figures followed…
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1link Service Network is 20 years old!

1link Service Network is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, a milestone for fleet service, maintenance and repair technology. 1link Service Network was launched in 2003 and was the first SMR processing platform of its kind and has become the de facto method for fleets to handle transactions with franchise dealers, independent garages and fast-fits.…
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Use of independent garages by fleets rises by a quarter between one year old and four year old vehicles

Use of independent garages by fleets has increased by around a quarter for company cars and vans that are aged four years old compared to their one-year-old counterparts.  Our new data shows that the purchasing of SMR changes from 30% independent garages and 70% franchise dealers at one to two years old to 35% /65%…
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Fleet servicing lead times up 57% since start of pandemic

Lead times for fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) have risen by more than 57% since the start of the pandemic, according to new data from our 1link Service Network platform. In January 2020, the average time between when a company car or van booking was created to when the vehicle went in for work…
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