LeasePlan Romania registered a turnover of EUR 30.982 M at the end of 2011, up by 21 per cent compared to the same period the year before, a press communiqué informs. In 2012 LeasePlan plans to invest EUR 30 M in the procurement of new auto vehicles. “Last year many companies became aware of the potential to cut costs by externalizing the management of car fleets, something that was reflected both in the market’s growth and in our company’s evolution,” LeasePlan general manager Bogdan Apahideanu stated. In 2011 the value of the company’s portfolio grew by 57 per cent compared to the year before, reaching EUR 57.756 M. “In 2012 we plan to hike our fleet of auto vehicles by 20 per cent, up to a level of 7,400 units. We estimate that we will maintain the fleet’s current composition which largely reflects the auto market’s structure. At the same time, we will invest EUR 30 M in buying light commercial vehicles (3.5 tons at most),” Apahideanu added.