16 May 2012

PHH Arval Global Alliance adds sgfleet in Australia and New Zealand

The PHH Arval Global Alliance has expanded its reach to include Australia and New Zealand with the addition of sgfleet, a major provider of fleet management, leasing and salary packaging solutions “Down Under”.

About sgfleet
sgfleet has been providing fleet management and leasing solutions in Australasia for over 25 years. They have more than 350 employees in offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart in Australia as well as Auckland in New Zealand. Experience and a passion for innovation have enabled sgfleet to grow its portfolio to over 75,000 vehicles. sgfleet is one of Australia’s leading specialists in fleet management, leasing and vehicle salary packaging solutions to both the government and corporate sectors.

“With more than 2 million vehicles managed across nearly 40 countries, we are pleased to expand our reach further with the addition of sgfleet,” said Jeff Smith, Senior Vice President, Cornerstone and International Development for PHH. “We recognize the importance of the Australian and New Zealand markets to our clients, and the addition of sgfleet demonstrates the Alliance’s continued commitment to meet expansion needs of our international customers".

“Membership of this prestigious Alliance, which has operated for more than 15 years, allows us to offer a global fleet solution to our multi-national clients,” said Robbie Blau, Chief Executive Officer of sgfleet. “In addition, the Alliance gives us access to world class products and strategies which complement our expansive offering to our clients”.

Global Alliance Board Meeting
sgfleet’s inclusion in the PHH Arval Global alliance was formalised at the Alliance’s Board meeting recently held in Paris, at Arval’s headquarters. Twice a year, Alliance members convene to discuss global fleet solutions, international mobility trends, and joint initiatives such as analytics global reporting.

”Feedback from our global clients indicates that the global view of fleet data provided by Arval Analytics is unique to the fleet industry,” said Tero Tapala, Sales and Marketing Director for Corporates at Arval.  “The combined effort made by Arval and Alliance members enables our clients to save time and lower their fleet total cost of ownership around the globe.”

Client Advisory Board Meeting 
Following their meeting in Paris, Alliance members headed to Rome for Arval’s first Client Advisory Board meeting. During the forum, ideas and best practices were shared. Additionally, it provided access to senior Arval management and experts that allowed clients and prospects to influence some of Arval's strategic direction and development activities.

In addition to open discussion, attendees focused on the future of fleet management via integrated mobility solutions, as well as the affect of driver behavior on total cost of ownership.

About PHH Arval Global Alliance
Bringing together the world’s best fleet management organisations, the PHH Arval Global Alliance includes: Arval in 23 countries on 4 different continents, PHH Arval in North America, and a number of other major organizations in Asia-Pacific (Sumitomo and sgfleet) and Africa (Avis Fleet Services). Together, this strategic partnership meets the fleet management needs of its client base, which operates more than 2 million vehicles in nearly 40 countries.

About PHH Arval
PHH Arval, a subsidiary of PHH Corporation (NYSE: PHH), is a leading fleet management services provider in the United States and Canada. PHH Arval provides outsourced fleet management solutions, and nearly one-third of its top clients are Fortune 500 companies. Through consultative expertise, flexible customer service, and innovative technology, PHH Arval helps clients reduce costs and increase productivity. For more information, visit www.phharval.com

For more Information contact:
marketing@sgfleet.com or Keith Cormican - kcormican@sgfleet.com