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LeasePlan Selects Verizon Business to Provide all of the Company’s Global Communications Services

LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a global leader in fleet and vehicle management, has selected Verizon Business to provide all of the company’s global communications services, which link 6,200 employees across 30 countries.
  • 11 September, 2009 10:52

<p>Comprehensive Global Network Solutions Deliver Enhanced Communications Capabilities and Cost Efficiencies</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia – 11 September 2009 -- LeasePlan Corporation N.V., a global leader in fleet and vehicle management, has selected Verizon Business to provide all of the company’s global communications services, which link 6,200 employees across 30 countries.</p>
<p>Consolidating these services with a single provider will help LeasePlan -- which manages a fleet of more than 1.4 million vehicles and is expanding globally -- drive growth while saving costs.</p>
<p>LeasePlan currently is a Verizon Business’ Managed Private IP service customer, and will use Verizon Ethernet Private Line services to exchange data across key locations, as well as Verizon Internet Dedicated services for high-bandwidth dedicated connections to Verizon’s global IP network. LeasePlan has also co-located some of its core servers in multiple Verizon Business data centres around the globe. To support collaboration across the company’s mobile workforce, LeasePlan is leveraging Verizon’s Enterprise Mobility solutions so employees can remotely access LeasePlan’s core information network, and rely on Verizon audio and net conferencing solutions to help boost cross-regional employee productivity.</p>
<p>Finally, LeasePlan is using Verizon Managed Security Services to help ensure the company’s infrastructure continues to run efficiently through daily security monitoring and the enforcement of security policies.</p>
<p>Bart van den Heuvel, manager sourcing at LeasePlan, said: “As a global organisation with a history of business innovation, we constantly reassess our service requirements to ensure we have the right resources and suppliers in place to support our long-term business goals. We feel that in Verizon Business we co-operate with a partner that shares our values, understands our business, and has the right mix of capabilities and expertise to support this next phase of our business development.</p>
<p>“Working with Verizon Business, we benefit from state-of-the-art solutions tailored to our specific business needs, backed up with extensive support and expertise. Most importantly, Verizon Business was able to offer a complete communications solution, from the network itself through security and added-value solutions, such as conferencing, in a single, seamless package.”</p>
<p>Stuart Curzon, group vice president for international sales for Verizon Business EMEA, said: “LeasePlan’s choice of Verizon Business to help support this next phase of its business development is a testament to the strength of the relationships that we build with our customers. We focus on delivering comprehensive, advanced communications and IT solutions tailored to help multinational corporations achieve their business goals and look forward to helping LeasePlan drive its global business success.”</p>
<p>Verizon Business manages 260,000-plus security, network and hosting devices across more than 4,200 customer networks in 142 countries and territories. Verizon Business’ industry-leading service-level commitments and award-winning IMPACT management platform underscore its legacy of service and innovation. Verizon Business now has more than 3 million users of its Enterprise Mobility services accessing corporate resources while on the move, highlighting the ongoing importance of access flexibility for business users. In addition it also offers a suite of professional network and security services to help customers optimise network design, scalability and protection.</p>
<p>About LeasePlan Corporation N.V.</p>
<p>LeasePlan consists of a growing international network of companies engaged in fleet and vehicle management services, mainly through operational leasing. LeasePlan employs around 6,200 people worldwide. In total, the company manages 1.4 million vehicles and a consolidated lease portfolio of EUR 14.2 billion. LeasePlan has held a general banking licence since 1993 and is regulated by the Dutch Central Bank. The company is indirectly owned by a consortium consisting of the Volkswagen Group (50%), Mubadala Development Company (25%) and the Olayan Group (25%).</p>
<p>LeasePlan aspires to a leadership position in all the main markets in which it is active. It capitalises on its status as a bank by centrally supporting the Group’s financing activities. Euro Insurances, LeasePlan’s own insurance subsidiary, supports the insurance solutions offered by the Group companies as part of their integrated service offer.</p>
<p>LeasePlan is the European market leader in fleet and vehicle management. It is also one of the leading global players in this field, with offices in 30 countries and alliances in the Baltic States and South Africa. The Group companies rank among the major players in their respective local markets, and many are market leader. LeasePlan is one of the few organisations with the broad geographical presence necessary to offer a global service to large multinational companies. LeasePlan International plays an important role in the sale and marketing of cross-border services and manages the accounts of large international customers worldwide.</p>
<p>About Verizon Business</p>
<p>Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with one of the world’s most connected IP networks to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today’s extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees — enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world’s largest businesses and governments — including 96 per cent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions — rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at</p>
<p>Media Contact:</p>
<p>Gabriel Wong</p>
<p>Max Australia</p>
<p>+61 2 9954 3492</p>

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