A top UK logistics company is looking to expand its operations further into the eurozone, with plans to double its fleet size within the next three years sure to provide jobs in logistics.
According to Rainer Laber, chief executive officer of Fleet Logistics, the company has reorganised its European management structure, with the appointment of four regional offices designed to cover northern, western, central and southern Europe.
The measures will represent an increase in autonomy to the regions, as will as an increase in the size of the fleet in line with group growth targets for the end of 2013, with a projected 100,000 new drivers to be hired.
Former commercial director Stuart Donnelly is expected to take responsibility for northern Europe, including the UK and a number of Nordic countries, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
"Our first line of attack will be to primarily target organic growth with large fleets operating more than 500 vehicles in the UK," Mr Donnelly said, when asked what the company hopes to achieve with the expansion.
"Our second line of attack will be in providing fleet management services to fleet managers and third party service providers," he explained, adding that "vehicle sourcing, invoice control and web-based real time reporting" are the tactics under consideration by the firm to ensure maximum efficiency.
The company's new strategy will be assisted by new account manager Andrew Brown, a former employee of Mercedes-Benz, who has been responsible for a number of major fleets operating more than 300 vehicles.
He will be tasked with reducing costs and improving efficiency in order to help the operation succeed at top proficiency.
A new and experienced business developer is due to be appointed in the UK, although Fleet have yet to find a suitable candidate.
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