Increasing demand for international fleet management consulting services fuels Mercury Associates' growth in Europe and the Asia-Pacific Region
Gaithersburg, Md. — March 28, 2007 — Mercury Associates, Inc., the largest independent fleet management consulting company in North America, has established an international affiliate program creating a network of partners to provide fleet, travel, and mobility management consulting services for businesses and government agencies worldwide. The program combines Mercury's extensive fleet management consulting experience in the U.S. with its affiliates' market knowledge and business relationships in their respective countries.
"Our international affiliate program will enable Mercury Associates to meet the growing international demand for truly objective and unbiased fleet management consulting, training and technical guidance. We established the program in response to numerous inquiries and requests, both from our U.S.-based clients who have employees and subsidiaries outside the U.S. and from consulting firms around the world interested in joining forces with us," said Paul Lauria, president of Mercury. "Working in tandem with our affiliates enables us to jointly pursue large scale, cross-border opportunities in fleet, travel, and mobility management consulting."
Mercury's first project with an international affiliate is a comprehensive review of fleet management and operating practices for Slovak Telecom's fleet of 2,000 vehicles. Located in Bratislava, Slovakia, Slovak Telecom is a member of the Deutsche Telekom Group of companies, which includes T-Mobile. Mercury's partner on the project is its Central and Eastern Europe affiliate Incoma Research of Prague, a member of the GfK Group based in Nuremberg, Germany.
In addition to Incoma, Mercury's international affiliates include Global Automotive Consultancy, Delft, The Netherlands; Goodwood Corporate Mobility, Chichester England; Outcome Group, Wellington, New Zealand and JARIC Environment, Safety, and Health Services, Ltd. of Port of Spain, Trinidad.
In April, Mercury will conduct two-day fleet management seminars for the Asia Business Forum in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"We expect to be doing quite a few seminars of this type in the near future," continued Lauria. "There is an acute need for bona fide best practices training of fleet managers around the world. For instance, we have found that most fleet management conferences or ‘forums' in Europe are really just marketing vehicles for industry suppliers. The demand for unbiased, objective technical and management training has not been met to date."
Mercury Associates, Inc. is the largest independent fleet management consulting firm in North America. Founded in 2002, Mercury consultants have provided consulting services to more than 500 private and public-sector organizations, including Fortune 500 companies such as ARAMARK, BNSF Railway, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Laidlaw, and Sprint; U.S. federal government agencies including NASA, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Homeland Security, Interior, and State; 33 of the 50 largest cities in the U.S., including the 10 largest, and more than half the states. In 2006, Mercury Associates established an international affiliate program creating a network of partners to assist it in providing fleet management consulting services worldwide. Mercury Associates is a U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Small Business Administration certified small business enterprise. Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., Mercury Associates has consultants located throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.mercury-assoc.com.
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