Fraikin Spain is celebrating its 20th anniversary

Jun 13, 2017

Following the celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Polish subsidiary in 2016, FRAIKIN, the European leader in fleet management solutions, celebrated the 20th anniversary of FRAIKIN Spain. Another anniversary that symbolises the success of its internationally oriented strategy.

After taking its first steps in the international market in 1978 with the opening of the first site in the United Kingdom, and then later setting up in the Benelux countries in 1992, FRAIKIN decided to strengthen its development outside of France by opening its subsidiary FRAIKIN Spain in 1997. Headed by Marti Batalle, the Managing Director since its inception, this subsidiary has succeeded in capturing market opportunities in order to develop its leasing business in the Iberian Peninsula in addition to building a great reputation. As a key player in the Spanish economic sector, FRAIKIN has been the official partner of the Granollers handball team for some years now, thereby deepening its involvement in the country.

 

Today, FRAIKIN Spain, whose registered office has historically been located in Barcelona, represents a team of 164 people spread between 21 sales branches. The Group has over 5,700 vehicles, including 42% temperature-controlled vehicles and 31% ambulances. Its significant ambulance fleet has allowed FRAIKIN to reinforce its leading position on the ambulance market.

 

“This anniversary has reasserted the success of our international strategy. The Spanish subsidiary has now become the Group’s second-largest establishment after the United Kingdom”, explained Pierre-Louis Colin, Chairman of the Board.

 

“Celebrating 20 years of FRAIKIN’s presence in Spain is not only important for the company on a national level, but also for the Group’s international development. I am proud to have personally participated in this project since the beginning. A venture that would not have been possible without the efforts of my management team, all of the staff members and of course, our customers, which count on our brand”, stated Marti Batalle, Managing Director of FRAIKIN Spain.

 

FRAIKIN, an internationally oriented European leader in long-term rental solutions

 

After Spain, FRAIKIN has continued to accelerate the Group’s development in Europe, with the opening of subsidiaries in Poland, Switzerland and Slovakia in 2006, then in the Czech Republic in 2011 and Hungary in 2013. In 2015, the European leader has extended its European reach with new offices in Germany, Italy and in the Netherlands in 2015, in addition to its international reach, by establishing itself in Russia and Saudi Arabia, countries that have confirmed FRAIKIN’s winning strategy thanks to their excellent performance in 2016.