Munich / Brussels, 16 April 2014 – Sixt, one of the leading international mobility service providers, and the European Association of Automotive Suppliers CLEPA have entered into a business partnership.
The primary aim of the partnership is to exchange best practices and networking: the two partners will draw on their extensive joint expertise and their many years of experience to analyse current and future mobility requirements, and to subsequently develop innovative mobility concepts based on their analyses. The integration of existing solutions such as car hire, vehicle leasing, car sharing and other complementary services will play a key role, as will the development of networked mobility to meet requirements in big cities.
In collaboration with partner companies and members, Sixt and CLEPA are focusing on reducing CO2-emissions. To reach this goal, intelligent mobility concepts gain in importance and help improving the efficiency of the EU transport system. Both sides have developed innovative concepts in this field from which they want to benefit in the future.
Detlev Pätsch, Chief Operating Officer of Sixt SE: “With its large number of member businesses, CLEPA has access to a great deal of expertise in the area of mobility. We will now pool our resources in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s road users today and to develop comprehensive new concepts. In this way, we will jointly work on the future of mobility.
Jean Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of CLEPA: ”I am pleased to announce this new alliance which will bring to CLEPA members a trusted business partner and new opportunities in the field of mobility, efficiency and highest service standards. We look forward to capitalizing on the synergies between our respective business sectors and accelerating our mutual growth.”
Headquartered in Pullach near Munich, Sixt SE is a leading international provider of premium mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travellers. Sixt is represented in more than 100 countries around the world and is continually expanding its presence. Sixt is the only international provider to develop flexible and tailored concepts for its customers that integrate rental, leasing, car sharing and limousine service products. Strengths such the high number of premium brands in the vehicle fleet, employees’ consistent focus on service and good value for money have enabled the company, which was founded in 1912, to establish an excellent market position. The company collaborates with prestigious hotels, popular airlines and a range of renowned service providers from the tourism industry. The Sixt Group generates sales revenues of EUR 1.66 billion (2013).
CLEPA is the European Association of Automotive Suppliers. 110 of the world's most prominent suppliers for car parts, systems and modules and 25 National trade associations and European sector associations are members of CLEPA, representing more than 3 thousand companies, employing more than 5 million people and covering all products and services within the automotive supply chain. Based in Brussels, Belgium, CLEPA is recognized as the natural discussion partner by the European Institutions, United Nations and fellow associations (ACEA, JAMA, MEMA, etc).
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