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Emerging car makers unite to exhibit at 1997 Fleet Motor Show

A TOTAL of 116 companies including 22 manufacturers have so far confirmed they will attend this year's Fleet Motor Show and new independent research commissioned by Nissan Fleet reveals that from a sample of 657 people who visited last year's show, 559 or 85% found it either 'very useful' or 'useful'.

Simultaneously Norman Donkin, secretary general of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, which is backing the show for the fourth consecutive year, said: 'I cannot see how anybody concerned with the cost efficient running of vehicles can afford to miss the major fleet event of the year. Whilst there are other ride and drive events, only the Fleet Motor Show has the vast range of ancillary products and services that nowadays support the industry.'

This week three of the UK's top four fleet manufacturers - Ford, Rover and Peugeot - said they would not be attending the 1997 event, to be held at Silverstone from April 29-May 2. And, as Fleet News went to press, it was expected that Vauxhall would also pull out.

The leading manufacturers have decided not to attend the show at a time when the fleet dominance of Ford, Vauxhall and Rover is declining. In 1992 the three leading players dominated the UK fleet market with a 72.48% market share. Today that share has dropped to 51.5%, although Peugeot's market share has increased to 9.23% from 7.45%. Nevertheless the decline of the 'big three' has opened the fleet door for other manufacturers which have seen their fleet volumes rapidly increase.

Ace Vehicle Deliveries; ACFO; Alamo Rent-a-Car; Alfa Romeo GB; Ashford Automotive Systems; ATS; Audi Business Sales; Autoglass; Automobile Association; Autopia Vanquip; Auto Windscreens; Avon Tyres; Barrier Systems; BCH Vehicle Management; Bridgestone/Firestone; Brink UK; British Car Auctions Ltd; British Car Rental; BRS Car Lease; BRS Auctions; BSM Qualified Driver Training; BVRLA; Caffyns Motor Contracts; Calor Gas; Camden Motors; CAP Motor Research; Car Fleet Control; Chevin Computer Systems; Citroen UK; Colt Car Company / Mitsubishi; Daewoo Cars; Daihatsu UK; David Henley Systems; Defensive Driver Training; Dentmaster UK; Du Pont (UK); Eagle Star; Elton Holdings; Enterprise Rent A Car; Esso Retail Petroleum Services; Ernst & Young; EuroDollar (UK); FCS Computer Services; Fiat Auto (UK); Fleet Accident Repair Group; Fleet Assistance Plc; Fleet Cost Management; Fleetlease UK; Fleet Technique; Glass's Information Services; Green Flag National Breakdown; Hertz UK; Hi-Q; Honda (UK) Ltd; Hope Technical; Human Resources Magazine; IAM Fleet Training; ICFM; International Motors; Jaguar Cars; Kenning Car, Van & Truck Rental; Kerridge Computer Company; Kwik Fit Fleet; L.D.V.; Land Rover; Mazda Cars (UK); Mercedes Benz (UK); Michelin Tyre Plc; Miledger; Motorway Tyres & Autocentres; Motor Climate Services; Mul-T-Lock UK; National Tyres & Autocare; Network Group; Nissan Motor (GB); Paul Hartmann; PHH Vehicle Management Services; Pirelli Tyres; Prolog Business Solutions; Proximeter Company; Quality Industries; RAC Motoring Services; Renault UK; RMS Tranman; Ryland Multifleet; Saab GB; SEAT UK; Securicor TrakBak; Sedgwick Fleetrisk; Skoda; Supra Distribution; Swift & Co; The Harpur Group; Thomas Howell Group; Thrifty Car Rental; Tickford Ltd; TNT Truckcare; Town & Country Legal Protection; Toyota (GB); Toyo Tyres UK; Trace Systems (Europe); TRACKER Network; Traditional Leather Co.; Trafficmaster; Transport Recording Systems; TRIPOINT; Turnamms Claims Assessors; Unique Car Mats; Universal Salvage Plc; Volkswagen Fleet; Volkswagen Commercials; Volvo Car UK; Warminster Systems; Witter Towbars; Woods Car Rental; Zurich Insurance

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