BT Fleet Solutions has now rebranded Rivus Fleet Solutions, in the wake of its recently announced acquisition by Aurelius Group.
Pronounced ‘ree-vus’ and named after the Latin word for ‘river,’ the new branding has been chosen to reflect the comprehensive nature of the firm’s fleet management services, which run across all stages of the vehicle life cycle from the initial source of vehicles through to the provision of downstream services.
First established in 2002, Rivus Fleet Solutions now manages more than 80,000 vehicles for over 30 blue chip customers across diversified industries, and is supported by its network of 65 inhouse garages, 500 partner facilities and 50+ mobile technicians.
The firm’s acquisition by Aurelius coincides with two major contract wins: Kier Group and Highways England. The deal 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,” said 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.”