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Siemens’ UK arm slashes pool car costs with dedicated car club

Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, part of global technology giant Siemens, has cut its travel costs by 28% in six months by replacing its 20-strong pool fleet with 14 dedicated Enterprise Car Club vehicles.

Siemens has cut its travel costs by 28% in six months and reduced vehicles allocated to occasional business travel by a third by using Enterprise Car Club

The new vehicles, both cars and vans, are located across two Siemens offices in Lincoln and one site in Aberdeen, providing a solution to four key Siemens objectives: reducing the pool car fleet, reducing costs, improving vehicle utilisation and enhancing its use of digital processes.

Siemens worked closely with Enterprise’s transport consultancy team to support the move to a highly structured car club programme with detailed data analysis on employee travel plans.

Three Enterprise Car Club Nissan Juke SUVs are based at each of the three Siemens UK locations across Lincoln and Aberdeen, while five Ford Transit and Peugeot Partner vans are sited at the two Siemens offices in Lincoln. All are bookable by the hour or by the day, with employees going online or using a mobile app, instead requiring the fleet team to manage the booking. They use their Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) smart ID cards to book and unlock the car club vehicles, which also allows Siemens to track who is booking the vehicles and for how long.

The company has already seen employees change their travel behaviour by using the car club vehicles, with van drivers in particular making trips to multiple destinations across Lincoln and beyond.

Drivers are also benefiting from access to Enterprise’s growing network of 1,400 on-street vehicles available for rent 24/7, 365 days of the year, in more than 170 cities, towns and communities across the UK.

Wayne Warburton, head of mobility services at Siemens UK, said: “Working with Enterprise is not just saving money, it’s also making our employees more productive and efficient and changing their behaviours. Many will now combine trips to multiple destinations, while being able to book the vehicles directly means we’ve been able to reassign the entire fleet team and move them to other work.

“We’re looking at expanding the programme to other sites because of the success it’s already demonstrated. Enterprise has enabled us to move from an unmanaged solution to a managed one and provided exactly the technology-driven car club package we need.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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