An ambitious business model
In 2016, ALD Automotive achieved growth of 14%, with a managed fleet of 1,375,584 vehicles at the end of 2016, positioning the Group as the No.1 player on the European leasing and fleet management market and No.3 worldwide. As further proof of ALD Automotive’s quality and competitiveness, the Group has achieved average growth of 8% per year since 2005.
An ambition built on strategic pillars of growth
ALD Automotive aims to be a global leader in fleet management services with an ambition to be in a Top 3 position in all markets. To achieve this goal the Group is developing its key strengths in specific fields.
ALD Automotive have positioned itself at the forefront of innovation in their product and services offering, seeking to lead the change in an evolving mobility environment. The Group differentiate itself by delivering high quality local services delivered by a local entrepreneurial approach within the framework of a global company. Their high growth trajectory is driven by an efficient operating model and scaled to maximize shareholder value. A strong and experienced management team is supported by an efficient management structure with strong cultural values.
Partnerships that works
Through its international network of commercial alliances with peers in geographies where it does not have a direct presence, ALD Automotive provides its clients with access to 12 additional countries: Wheels (US, Puerto Rico and Canada), Fleet Partners (Australia and New Zealand), ABSA (South Africa), Arrend Leasing (Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Salvador and Costa Rica) and AutoCorp (Argentina).
These alliances allow ALD Automotive and its partners to jointly develop international cross-border opportunities in full service leasing, fleet management and other related services.
Sustainable funding capacity
ALD Automotive’s strong financial base is built on two central pillars. Firstly, direct funding from Societe Generale. Secondly, a diversified external funding strategy targeting a balanced mix between unsecured and secured funding, including a €5 billion bond programme or securitisation programmes in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK, and two bond emissions of €0.5bn in 2014 and 2015.