Siemens has expanded access to Enterprise Car Club to all 15,000 employees across all UK divisions.
The extension of the company’s partnership with Enterprise will give all UK-based staff the ability to rent vehicles on demand using the rental firm’s app technology.
This includes access to more than 1,400 on-street cars across the country, as well as existing dedicated car club vehicles located on-site at Siemens’ offices in Lincoln, Hull, Aberdeen, Congleton and Manchester, which has already reduced Siemens’ pool cars by one-third.
The extended programme allows Siemens employees who are remote or “hybrid” working to “spot hire” vehicles when required, as well as choosing longer-term traditional car rental when necessary.
Wayne Warburton, head of mobility services at Siemens UK, said: “The opportunity to extend car club access across the whole organisation, alongside the dedicated vehicle programme, makes sense because of Enterprise’s very regionalised network.
“Enterprise’s car club and branch network is located in many smaller communities and even rural areas around the UK, not just in city centres.”
Siemens staff can set up accounts on a bespoke car club enrolment page and then use their company credit card to book vehicles on the Enterprise app. Every journey is then tracked through the company’s travel management system to ensure it complies with policy. The vehicles are opened by using a smartphone or the Siemens ID card.
Adrian Bewley, assistant vice president of business mobility for Europe at Enterprise, added: “The close integration between our branch and car club business has enabled us to advise businesses when a car club vehicle is the best option for a particular employee and journey.
“This brings an enormous opportunity to reduce costs in delivery and collection for the client and make business travel more convenient for workers.”