AlphaCity technology brings car sharing to the company

AARTSELAAR - Leasing company Alphabet launches a new corporate pool car service. Known as Alphacity, this mobility solution is developed to ease the administration for fleet managers and enable companies to tailor their mobility to the needs of their employees.

Olivier Opsomer, AlphaCity Manager at Alphabet, explains it in simple terms: "What we often hear in companies with a pool fleet is the question about who is responsible for the keys? And the day you need the vehicle, is it clean enough to drive to a customer? Has it got fuel? What's more, pool cars also tend to be a very inefficient way of managing vehicles. AlphaCity is designed to relieve both the employer and the employee of such worries."

The system works with a specially-developed online booking system, with which staff can reserve a car for business or private use. They are then given keyless access to the car, using their personal chip-card. Unlike alternative transportation solutions such as taxis or rented cars, this concept provides for mobility 24 hours a day, full control thanks to the clear management information and predictable budgeting.



"The fact that AlphaCity offers more flexibility, freedom and cost efficiency soon became clear with the first customers in other markets. In fact, we differ from other car sharing solutions in offering a completely integrated solution as the online booking system and the car technology are perfectly geared to one another. A unique offer in the corporate market." says Marc Vandenbergh, Director Sales & Marketing.

Alphabet believes that AlphaCity can achieve significant cost savings by presenting a valuable alternative to rented cars, public transport, pool cars or taxis. Furthermore, the use of pool cars can be fully optimised, regarding the fact that the AlphaCity cars can also be deployed for private use, including evenings or weekends. This means the car generates extra revenues for the company and is moreover a nice supplement to staff benefits.

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About Alphabet

Alphabet is a provider of business mobility in Europe. As such it helps companies to manage their corporate mobility in an economical and sustainable way. Founded in 1997 as a fleet management division of BMW Group, Alphabet has gathered extensive knowledge in fleet management and leasing. Based on this know-how the company creates innovative and flexible business mobility solutions that fit customers’ needs in 19 countries. Alphabet has more than 508.000 cars of all makes under contract and is ranked fourth in the European market. In Belgium, Alphabet manages more than 35.500 vehicles, earning Alphabet a spot in the top 4. The organisation offers a wide range of products and services including consulting, financing and car-related services, as well as comprehensive management programmes for corporate fleets. For more information, please visit www.alphabet.be and http://www.alphabet.be/alphacity.

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For further information, please contact: Ann Massart, Press Relations, Alphabet Belgium 03/459.59.71 of ann.massart@alphabet.be