Ebbon-Dacs has opened a Hamburg office, as a springboard for a launch into the German fleet market.
The Oxford-based online solutions provider has formed Ebbon-Dacs Deutschland GmbH under highly experienced new country head, Hans-Christian Preymann, and intends to replicate the success of the operation it set up in the Netherlands four years ago.
Ebbon-Dacs’ Netherlands office now sources over 30,000 vehicles annually for Dutch fleet customers through its market-leading-procurement platform, Leaselink, including Athlon Car Lease, the country’s largest leasing company.
Talks have already begun with major leasing and fleet management companies in Germany, along with major dealer groups, manufacturers and importers. Germany boasts the largest new car market in Europe and one of the largest leasing markets, and many of Ebbon-Dacs’ UK customers have head offices or a major presence in the country.
“This is a natural extension for us,” said Robert Pilkington, Managing Director of the Leaselink International division of Ebbon-Dacs. “We intend to replicate in Germany the model which has been so successful for us in the Netherlands.
“With the arrival of our new platform for the UK, we feel this is an excellent time to launch into Germany with its strong economy, the largest new car market in Europe and a very robust and resilient leasing and fleet management sector.
“We know that to build a successful solution in a major new market takes many years’ effort, but, by starting this process based on our second generation technology, we know we have a great starting point. We can also offer our UK customers who have a presence in Germany a powerful e-purchasing option,” he said.