October 1, 2012

Britain’s Foremost Fleet Management Company Becomes ‘ARI Fleet UK’

Mt. Laurel, N.J. – October 1, 2012 – ARI Fleet UK is the new name for Fleet Support Group (FSG), Britain’s largest independent fleet management company.

The name change, effective today, comes almost 10 months after ARI acquired the Chippenham-based FSG.

In the months since the acquisition, significant developments already are enabling ARI Fleet UK’s client base to benefit from ARI’s established record of investment in sophisticated IT solutions to further improve vehicle, driver and journey management.

Specifically, ARI is the only fleet management provider -- and one of only 100 companies in the world -- using leading-edge “in-memory” technology to speed reporting 3,600 times faster than any other available data processing system. Faster, more in-depth data analysis and reporting means more effective vehicle management, accident management, driver safety and maintenance service programs.

Geoffrey Bray, FSG founder and chairman of ARI Fleet UK, said: “It remains business as usual, although existing and new customers operating cars, vans and trucks will benefit from an even more in-depth range of fleet management services.

“FSG has prided itself over 25 years on delivering financial savings to its customers and that will continue with ARI Fleet UK. The game-changing technology that ARI is bringing to its UK customers will deliver significant benefits in driver, vehicle and journey management, resulting in major savings in terms of total cost of ownership.”

Another development is the appointment of Mark Bryan, a 20-year fleet industry veteran, as managing director.

He said: “While it is the end of one era, today marks the start of a new one with the official launch of the ARI name in the UK. ARI’s family culture means that the company has a very similar ethos and approach to FSG, which ensures continuity.

“However, technology is a major differentiator for ARI, and the company’s significant financial resources present a considerable opportunity for our customers and prospects in the UK to embrace a raft of new solutions to aid operating cost reduction.”

Chris Conroy, executive vice president and chief operating officer ARI Canada and managing director of global operations, said: “Today is a proud day for ARI as it marks the arrival of the company’s name in the established UK fleet market.

“We believe the comprehensive range of industry-leading fleet management solutions now available to our UK clients and prospects will further help to expand our service capability and geographic reach.

“We have many North American clients where our unique ability to deliver customized solutions has provided exceptional results, and that trend will continue in the UK where companies are starting to benefit from the power of our investment in technology, highly sophisticated data and analysis tools and processes.”