Fleet Influence has been acquired by the Clifford Thames Group for an undisclosed amount, with the aim of helping its expansion in the UK and continental Europe fleet markets.
Fleet Influence directors Stephen Dilley, Brian Jameson and Andrew Wright will join the Clifford Thames Fleet executive committee to assist with the launch of a range of new initiatives.
“The focus, expertise and talent of Fleet Influence fits exceptionally well within the Clifford Thames structure.” said Dilley.
“In return, Clifford Thames has an amazing wealth of knowledge and experience built over many years. They also have proven systems and data capabilities which will enable Fleet Influence to quickly deliver an ever stronger proposition to its growing client base of vehicle manufacturers, leasing and fleet operators and dealer groups.”
To date, Fleet Influence has specialised in two main areas: the provision of fleet data services and systems to the automotive industry and the delivery of specialist consultancy and training facilities to its clients.
Wright said: “Clifford Thames have long established and well received product and service offerings, which are currently not available in the Fleet arena. We know that many of these will transfer easily, and be very valuable to fleets and those who service them”.
David Riemenschneider, Clifford Thames Group CEO, said: “The addition of Fleet Influence to the Group is another step to strengthen our expertise and expand in the fleet segment.
“Stephen, Brian and Andrew have a proven track record of success and while they will certainly add value to our existing product portfolio.”