Arval has reached 100,000 funded vehicles in the UK for the first time after a year of strong growth for the company where new customers have ranged from large corporates with thousands of vehicles to small businesses with just one or two.
In the past couple of years Arval has introduced a range of new initiatives to add value for its customers. This includes the customer-focused Account Team structure, the Arval Smart Experience and Arval Total Care (an insured leased vehicle product).
Benoit Dilly, managing director at Arval UK, said: “Since I joined Arval just over a year ago we have had a clear growth strategy, underpinned by a focus on customer service and the development of our employees.
“Moving past this milestone is testament to the strides that our teams have made in supporting existing customers and attracting new ones.”
He added: “We will retain a focus on growth in the future, aiming to attract businesses of all sizes and across the full range of industry sectors.
“As long as we keep delivering leading products, underpinned with great levels of service, I am confident that we will continue this positive trend.”
The vehicle which allowed Arval to reach this milestone was a Vauxhall Vivaro van delivered to HomeServe.
On delivery, Jadon Silva, director of UK procurement, said: “We’re delighted to be taking delivery of what will be the 100,000th vehicle for Arval.
“We have an excellent working relationship with Arval and our new fleet not only signals our continuing commitment to providing effortless customer service, but will also help us to go the extra mile in helping hard working homes this winter.”The UK is not the only territory where Arval is seeing strong growth. The Group operates directly in 25 countries and exceeded 700,000 units around the world in July this year.
Alongside the UK, the fastest growing countries for Arval in the past 12 months included Turkey, Hungary, Russia, Romania, Morocco, Austria and Belgium.