BT Fleet Solutions has been officially re-branded as Rivus Fleet Solutions by its new owner Aurelius Group, following the previous announcement that it would simply be named Fleet Solutions.
The company had an agreement with BT Group to change the name within 12 months, but decided to act sooner by introducing the working name of Fleet Solutions while it looked for a strong brand.
Since the acquisition, Rivus has achieved two major contract wins – Kier Group and Highways England. The contract with construction company Kier includes management of all passenger and commercial vehicle fleet services and is due to go live in December 2019. The Highways England contract award covers fleet maintenance and management services to its fleet of around 420 vehicles.
“It’s a demanding time to run a fleet – but also an exciting one,” says Henry Brace, Managing Director of Rivus Fleet Solutions. “Between Brexit and ultra-low emission zones, many fleet managers are concerned about what the future holds. But there are also real opportunities through initiatives such as connectivity, telematics and alternative fuels.
“Rivus Fleet Solutions is ideally placed to help our customers deliver on their business objectives by making their fleets as effective and compliant as possible. The investment and insight of Aurelius gives us even more scope to achieve these goals.
“Our customers run mission-critical fleets, where they need to use their vehicles to deliver for their end customers. Despite their size and complexity, using our end-to-end service offering we are able to keep them on the road as much as possible. Our new name reflects that ongoing purpose: to keep our customers fleet moving.”
The new brand, pronounced ‘ree-vus’ and named after the Latin word for river. According to the company, the name reflects the “comprehensive nature” of its fleet management services “across all stages of the vehicle life cycle from the initial source of vehicles through to the provision of downstream services”.