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Budget Report October 2018

Daimler Fleet Management

Budget Report October 2018

This document is intended as a guide to the main announcements in the Chancellors Budget of 29th October 2018 that affect the Motor and Motor Finance Industry.


Have a click below to keep yourself up to date on all changes and updates.


It should be noted that the information is correct at time of press but may be subject to future government changes and Finance Bill approval.

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DFM Spotlight #1

Tom Handford - Van Manager

  • • If you were to tell one person "Thank You" for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be and what did they do?

    It would definitely be my Grandad. I love my Grandad! He was a huge influence on me and on my development. He would always be more than happy to advise me and the best sounding board I could have ever had.

  • • What more are you wanting in your career right now?

    Being a part of the Van Team @ DFM is something that I really enjoy. The relationships I have made alongside the places it takes me is great. I guess the thing I would want in my career now is to develop and grow LCV’s at DFM and achieve year or year growth. I see a significant amount of potential in our Van division and with the right team, I am sure that I would be able to see DFM commercial vehicles grow to be one of the best.

  • • What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a child?

    I would have to go with the word mischievous or inquisitive as I now like to call it. I wasn’t a devil and I still remained one of the teacher’s favourites…

  • • What would you most regret not having done by the end of your life?

    I would be gutted to not being able to see space! Gosh just imagine the view.

  • • What is a fun or interesting fact about your hometown?

    I live in Chester which is was a Roman settlement. Actually I was in the garden with my family and my son found a roman coin!

  • • What is your favourite thing about your current job?

    Apart from having a great team, I guess my favourite thing about my job is being able to interact with new prospective clients, customers and partners. It just means alongside getting to know people I also get to connect with the wider Daimler group.

  • • If you had to listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?

    Hit the road Jack – Ray Charles, It’s an absolute classic!

  • • What’s your most interesting/embarrassing office story?

    So I was playing rugby and I really injured my Ankle. It was so sore that I had to take my shoe off in the office I previously worked in but then when I went to put my shoe back on. It was filled with cornflakes!!!!!!! I must admit it was a good one. He wasn’t impressed when I put porridge back in his!

  • • What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?

    I love to travel and see what the world has on offer! My family and I try to make a conscious effort to see as much of the world as possible. I could 100% give a presentation on travelling with no prep as I’ve got the experience of visiting lots of different countries.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Exclusive Offer

30 November 2017

*For Business Users only. Image shown for illustration purposes only.


Advance payment applies. All payments subject to VAT at 20%. Finance based on a 36 month (1+35 profile) Contract Hire agreement, including service care, tyres and maintenance. 10,000 miles per annum based on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 314 Long Wheel Base, Diesel with Manual Transmission. Rental includes Road Fund Licence for the contract duration. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Excess mileage charges and vehicle return condition charges may apply. Valid for orders received by 31 December 2017, for delivery by 31 March 2018 on selected Sprinter models. Subject to availability, offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Exclusions may apply, some combinations of features/options may not be available. Credit provided subject to status by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited, MK15 8BA. Prices correct at time of publication 11/17.

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Daimler's Take on Diesel

23 November 2017

Daimler's Take on Diesel

The automotive industry is at the focus of public debate – especially in relation to Diesel emissions and the associated environment affects.

Daimler have taking ten issues from the current debate on Diesel Engines, and Emissions.

Click HERE to learn more about our position on the subject.

News Flash: London ULEZ Details

7 November 2017

News Flash: London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

With the abundance of news coverage surrounding diesel cars of late, what do the T-Charge and ULEZ changes actually mean to you?


The Mayor of London announced on 6 November that the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will operate from 8 April 2019 in central London, almost a year and a half earlier than expected. The ULEZ will replace the T-Charge (introduced October 2017) and will operate in the same areas, in addition to the existing congestion charge.


Read our guide to what the T-Charge and ULEZ will mean for you and your drivers when travelling in and around London.

Click HERE to download our guide

Public Sector Live Event

27 October 2017

Daimler Fleet Manager will be at the Public Sector Live Event

The Art of Fleet Management.


We will be taking our specially converted art studio to the Public Sector event at Manchester Central on 21 November.


We believe that ‘every great idea starts with a blank page’ and we’ll be taking that blank page with us and we need your help to fill that space. Rikki Marr, the fastest artist in the North will be on hand to turn your ideas, observations and Fleet requirements requirements into a wonderful wall of graffetti art,  building a picture of what’s significant and important to fleet professionals today, and helping to shape the future services that we provide.


Put yourself in the Picture.


Ever wondered what you would look like in a new car or van supplied by DFM? Now you can find out. Pay a visit to our studio and as well as shaping our graffetti wall, you can sit for your very own “car-icature”; and take away a unique fast-drawnoriginal caricature of you and your colleagues.


It only takes a minute…
Not into art? Make an appointment to take DFM’s sixty second challenge. Whether you have a clear view of precisely what you need, or would welcome an in-depth whole life cost analysis of your fleet policy, we can help.


Visit www.daimlersixty.co.uk to find out more. Alternatively, call 01908 697430 to book an appointment with the team in advance.


We are at stand F10 why not drop by?

60 second interview: Simon Barr, DFM

20 October 2017

60 second interview: Simon Barr, Daimler Fleet Management

Simon Barr features in Commercial Vehicles Magazine.


Read the interview online HERE

DFM expands sales team

Press Release 26 September

Daimler Fleet Management expands sales team

Daimler Fleet Management (DFM) has strengthened its offering to UK customers by recruiting four new sales specialists.


The new arrivals come as DFM continues to expand its multi-brand contract hire and leasing service to fleets large and small, across both private and public sectors.


The position of fleet sales manager, with responsibility for supporting Specialist Channel customers such as bodyshops, and rental and chauffeur operators, has been filled by Matthew Pretorius. He worked previously for a leading vehicle solutions provider where he was responsible for large corporate and public-sector customers.


Most senior of the new appointments is Simon Barr, who joins as new business sales manager. Simon’s track record includes nearly 20 years in the fleet industry, during which time he has developed a detailed knowledge of the public sector and extensive experience of helping operators integrate electric vehicles into their fleets.


Oliver Offredy, meanwhile, spent the last six years in the fleet sales team of Mercedes-Benz Retail Group, in London, before moving to DFM to take up the role of internal account manager.


DFM’s new business sales manager for the Midlands and North is Ashley Boaden, whose 14 years of automotive experience have taken him through retail and fleet roles, most recently as new business fleet sales manager for a large car manufacturer. He brings extensive industry knowledge and an understanding of sales processes from franchise level to supporting major, ‘blue-chip’ customers.


Daimler Fleet Management general manager Patricia Wolfe said: “We’re delighted to have four such experienced, customer-focused professionals on board. Our continuous investment in people underlines our aspiration to offer our customers a truly bespoke and specialist fleet consultation service.”


Exclusive Mercedes-Benz Vito Offer

Press Release 18 July 2017

Total Monthly Rental*     £269.99 + VAT

Initial Rental*                    £809.97 + VAT

Profile                                  3 +35

Contract Duration             36 months

Annual Mileage                 10,000

Quoted lease prices include ply lining with a comprehensive maintenance package covering servicing, tyres, VED and 24/7  mobiloVan roadside assistance for the duration of the contract. Written quotations available on request for alternative models, contract duration and mileage. We can also supply vehicles on a non-maintained basis. Even if you have no immediate requirement we can establish a 12 month credit line for future use (subject to status).

Get in touch

Please contact Daimler Fleet Management

Tel 01908 697442 or email dfm@daimler.com for further information


Image shown for illustration purposes only.

*For Business Users only. Advance payment applies. All payments subject to VAT at 20%. Finance based on a 36 month (3+35 profile) Contract Hire agreement, including maintenance. 10,000 miles per annum. Excess mileage charges may apply. Rental includes Road Fund Licence for the contract duration. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Valid for orders received by 31 December 2017, for delivery by 31 March 2018 on Vito models. Subject to availability, offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Some combinations of features/options may not be available. Credit provided subject to status by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Limited, MK15 8BA. Prices correct at time of publication 07/17.


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GreenFleet Expert Panel

Press Release 10 July 2017

Rob Mills, our sales manager has over 30 years’ experience of the leasing industry. He’s a contributor for the Green Fleet Expert Panel. Click here to read more from Rob and other expert contributor on how new challenges such as Brexit, air quality and policy changes are affecting fleet managers.


Finance Bill

Press Release 27 March 2017

Spring Budget Factsheet

Press Release 25 March 2017

Autumn Budget Statement

Press Release 25 November 2017

Fleet Management Live

Press Release 29 September 2016

Fleet News

Daimler Fleet Management is delighted to be attending Fleet Management LIVE. Whether you are a fleet manager looking for a new supplier or want to discuss the latest vehicles; or you are finance director who wants to find out just how to improve fleet efficiency, this event is where the industry gathers.

Come and see us on stand B4. Whether you have a clear view of precisely what you need, or would welcome an in-depth whole life cost analysis of your fleet policy, we can help. Our experienced team will work closely with you to develop a cost-efficient solution for all makes of cars and vans. We are a business partner that cares about your business as much as you do and we look forward to meeting you.

To register a place at this exciting event visit; fleetmanagementlive.co.uk

Daimler acquires Athlon

Press Release 1 July 2016

Daimler Financial Services acquires Athlon Car Lease International

• Investment in Growth of the European Fleet Management
• Consolidation of Daimler Fleet Management and Athlon strengthens Position of Daimler Financial Services as Full Service Provider
• Multibrand Portfolio covers 340,000 Cars and Vans
Daimler Financial Services announced today a strategic investment into the growth of their fleet management and signed an agreement to purchase Athlon Car Lease International B.V. from the Dutch De Lage Landen group, a subsidiary of Rabobank. The future business of the consolidated fleet operations between Daimler Fleet Management and Athlon will operate under the Athlon brand. As a result of this strategic acquisition, Daimler Financial Services strengthens its foothold in Europe with a fleet management portfolio of approximately 340,000 passenger cars and vans.
“Fleet management is a growth market and this acquisition of a strongly positioned and innovative fleet management company is a key step for us in becoming a leading fleet management services provider. It also allows us to enhance fleets with Daimler’s products and mobility offers”, stated Bodo Uebber, Board of Management member of Daimler AG responsible for Finance and Controlling and Financial Services.
“Today, fleet customers do expect a flexible management of their mobility needs across brands around their fleets. Rental, leasing, corporate carsharing and comprehensive reporting are key elements of our fleet management value proposition”, stated Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of Daimler Financial Services AG.
CEO Frans Janssen of Athlon International, stated: “The merging of Athlon and Daimler, two strong innovative brands, will positively contribute to our customers’ ability to access an extended product and service range across Europe.” Bill Stephenson, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of DLL, the holding company of Athlon, stated: “We have found a shareholder in Daimler Financial Services that possesses the aspiration and drive to fuel Athlon’s future growth and success.” Closing the purchase is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected in the fourth calendar quarter of 2016 at which time further details will be provided.
About Athlon Car Lease International
Athlon Car Lease International B.V. is a leading provider of mobility solutions for companies in Europe. Athlon is part of DLL (De Lage Landen International B.V.) Group, belonging to Dutch Rabobank. The company services around 250,000 vehicles in eleven European countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
About Daimler Fleet Management
Daimler Fleet Management GmbH provides fleet management for passenger cars and vans and manages about 85,000 vehicles. It is doing business in 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
About Daimler
Daimler AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach. Daimler Financial Services provides financing, leasing, fleet management, insurance, financial investments, credit cards, and innovative mobility services.
The company’s founders, Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz, made history with the invention of the automobile in the year 1886. As a pioneer of automotive engineering, Daimler continues to shape the future of mobility today: The Group’s focus is on innovative and green technologies as well as on safe and superior automobiles that appeal to and fascinate. Daimler consequently invests in the development of alternative drive trains with the long-term goal of emission-free driving: from hybrid vehicles to electric vehicles powered by battery or fuel cell. Furthermore, the company follows a consistent path towards accident-free driving and intelligent connectivity all the way to autonomous driving. This is just one example of how Daimler willingly accepts the challenge of meeting its responsibility towards society and the environment.
Daimler sells its vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and has production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its current brand portfolio includes, in addition to the world’s most valuable premium automotive brand, Mercedes-Benz, as well as Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Maybach and Mercedes me, the brands smart, Freightliner, Western Star, BharatBenz, FUSO, Setra and Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Financial Services’ brands: Mercedes-Benz Bank, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Daimler Truck Financial, moovel, car2go and mytaxi. The company is listed on the stock exchanges of Frankfurt and Stuttgart (stock exchange symbol DAI). In 2015, the Group sold around 2.9 million vehicles and employed a workforce of 284,015 people; revenue totalled €149.5 billion and EBIT amounted to €13.2 billion.