Connected to fleet consulting
Global car-fleet consulting company Connector, based in Japan, has launched its services in South Africa. With this latest addition, Connector is now delivering fleet advice on all continents.
The company is represented in South Africa by Nigel Webb, founder and owner of Latitude Fleet Solutions.
Yves Helven, director at Connector, believes that South Africa is an important market for corporate fleet consulting: “Most of the corporate fleets have reached maturity in the United States and Europe. As a result, the global fleet managers are now shifting their attention to other markets and they need local intel to make the right decisions.
“South Africa is a great example: the corporate fleet ecosystem in South Africa has its own requirements in terms of legislation and direct/indirect taxation, as well as in terms of car policy, vehicle selection and supply chain. Only true local representation can add value to our customers.”
Helven says: “Appointing Latitude Fleet Solutions was the logical choice; it has a strong reputation in the fleet market and can represent Connector in South Africa as well as in other countries on the continent.
“In addition, there’s a perfect match between the activities of Latitude Fleet Solutions and the services offered by Connector, such as car policy review, tendering, savings programmes, supply chain and fleet-to-mobility transition.”
Webb adds: “Joining the Connector global network gives us access to a wider range of international customers. In addition, we are now in touch with other Connector experts from all over the world, which helps us to pick up new trends and to better understand what’s happening in the fleet market.”
Connector has partnerships in place with global companies – such as BDO, CPC and GlobalFleet – that support the Connector network with specialised knowledge in taxation, law, change and project management, and marketing and communication.