Arval, leading provider of leasing services, engaged in implementing innovations in mobility sector joins Mobility as a Service Alliance. Maas Alliance is a public-private partnership, which goal is to create a common attitude to mobility as a service, as one coherent system, through integration of a variety of transport services, available on demand.
MaaS Alliance associates about 75 members: public institutions, enterprises, start-ups and representatives of cities interested in creating integrated solutions easing fast and efficient moving through towns. According to MaaS, mobility as a service is one, technologically advanced system, which user has an easy and quick access to a variety of means of transport such as public transport, car sharing, taxis, car rental, bike or scooter rental.
These achievements are expected to develop even, open market of transport services and, as a consequence, fully implementing mobility as a service in and outside Europe.
As one of the main subjects on European mobility market, Arval implements mobility services for years, and they are supposed to fulfill all the needs of users. Cooperation with MaaS Alliance is then a part of company’s strategy and for Arval – it is something to be proud of.
– In last years the new technologies have crucially affected the way Europeans approach mobility. Car drivers, including our clients-both big corporations, small companies and private persons- tend to choose eco-friendly digital solutions more and more often. In this context, we are more than proud to announce our cooperation with MaaS Alliance. We are pleased, that with a variety of European subjects and cities we will pave the way of modern mobility – says Alain Van Groenendael, Arval CEO.
– We are delighted to begin our cooperation with Arval. We believe, that developing an ecosystem that connects various subjects engaged in reaching the same goal is a huge step forward towards granting a future for mobility sector – says Jacob Bangsgaard, MaaS Alliance President.
About MaaS Alliance:
Mobility as a Service Alliance, coordinated by ERTICO-ITS Europe, is a public-private partnership, laying foundations for open modern mobility services market, focused on the needs of users. MaaS model merges a variety of transport services, available on demand, into one coherent system that can be used both by service providers and the travelers.
MaaS Alliance and its participants work on developing truly smooth and easy to use ecosystem for advanced mobility services, which are user-oriented. MaaS Alliance is a leading international community, gathering crucial for transport ecosystem subjects – public governments, system integrators and service providers – both for the company with granted position on the market and the new players. Alliance supports roaming and scalability of services in MaaS model, in order to create a coherent system, working both in Europe and beyond its borders.
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Founded in 1989 and fully owned by BNP Paribas, Arval specialises in full service vehicle leasing. Arval offers its customers – large international corporates, SMEs and professionals – tailored solutions that optimise their employees’ mobility and outsource the risks associated with fleet management. More recently, Arval expanded its customer segments to individuals. Expert advice and service quality, which are the foundations of Arval’s customer promise, are delivered in 29 countries by around 7,000 employees. Arval’s total leased fleet adds up to 1,193,910 vehicles throughout the world (December 2018).
Arval is a founding member of the Element-Arval Global Alliance, the longest standing strategic alliance in the fleet management industry and the worldwide leader with 3 million vehicles in 50 countries. Within BNP Paribas, Arval belongs to the Retail Banking core activity.
About BNP Paribas:
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including more than 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors.
The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporate
and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings
and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.
BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.