LeasePlan UK signs contract with Atos Origin for revolutionary new business travel solution

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LeasePlan UK signs contract with Atos Origin for revolutionary new business travel solution

London, 3rd February 2011
The way UK businesses manage their travel costs is set to transform, with Atos Origin, an international IT services company, today announcing it has signed a five-year contract with LeasePlan UK, part of the world’s leading vehicle fleet management company, to offer a new business travel solution which will simplify the process of organising and paying for business travel costs.

The first of its kind, the ‘LeasePlan TravelCard’ will offer LeasePlan’s customers a more efficient way to pay for fuel, rail tickets, hotels and parking. Designed and built by Atos Origin, the card will make it easier for business travellers to make purchases on the road.

The simplicity of the nationwide service means business travellers will no longer have to dip into their own personal finances and reclaim the expenses, or use company credit cards, which are often bureaucratic. This is a model which Atos Origin says businesses throughout the UK could benefit from when it comes to managing costs and business cash flow.

Sarah Keane, director for HTTS at Atos Origin says: “The technology behind every purchase we make – either in-store or online – is advancing at a phenomenal rate. Atos Origin is leading the way in offering hi-tech transactional services that will give businesses across the UK the information and tools they need to manage their company’s transactions – benefitting operations, cash flow and the bottom line.”

Matt Dyer, Commercial Director from LeasePlan UK says: “LeasePlan are always looking at ways to make life easier for our customers and their drivers. Consequently, we are delighted to be launching the TravelCard and leading the way with a service that is aimed at removing the hassle from managing everyday travel costs for our customers. We are confident that the LeasePlan TravelCard will make life easier for drivers when they need to plan, organise and expense business travel. Equally for employers the service will make it easier to manage and control business travel related expenditure.”

The contract will be delivered by Atos Origin’s Hi-Tech Transactions Services (HTTS), and demonstrates the company’s leadership and innovation in the field of processing electronic transactions.

“Atos Origin is revolutionising the way businesses pay. Not having enough cash, filling in expense forms and filing receipts will be a thing of the past for UK businesses, with multi-merchant cards offering businesses greater value for money. With TravelCard, LeasePlan customers can now rest assured that they are getting the best value fuel, accommodation and travel purchases through the merchants on Atos Origin’s network,” says Sarah Keane, director for HTTS at Atos Origin.
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About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company’s annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For more information, visit:  

About LeasePlan
LeasePlan is a Dutch financial institution specialised in fleet management. Since its establishment in 1963, the company has experienced steady growth and now operates in 30 countries, managing around 1.3 million cars. As such, the company is the world leading provider of fleet management services. LeasePlan in total employs over 6,000 people. LeasePlan is owned by Volkswagen Bank GmbH (50%) and Fleet Investments B.V. (50%), an investment company owned by the German banker Friedrich von Metzler.
LeasePlan UK was established in 1979, and now operates a UK fleet in excess of 129,000 vehicles (34,000 commercial vehicles). LeasePlan UK provides dedicated services to specific market segments through its four brands - LeasePlan, FleetLine, Network and Automotive Leasing. For more information visit

For more information, please contact:

Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: 020 7830 4233

Ian Meikle/Charlotte Pusey
MSL London for Atos Origin
Tel: 020 7878 3137 / 3255
Email: /  

MHP Communications for LeasePlan UK
Leo Wood / Joanna Heald
Tel : 020 3128 8163 / 8197
Email : /  

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