The operational leasing market continued the level scored at the beginning of the year, attaining 41,514 units, at the end of the Q1, 2013, namely 1 per cent higher than that registered in mid 2012, reads the release the Association of Operational Leasing Companies (ASLO).
Some 3,938 new vehicles were registered in operational leasing system, in the first six months of the year, posing for 20 per cent of the total number of newly registered cars and light commercial vehicles. Full operational leasing services, namely fleet financing and management (70.1 per cent), continue to be in high demand at the level of the Association representing 90 per cent of the market, scoring, followed by the management services – 22.14 per cent and 7.7 per cent for the operational leasing (financing only). The first half of the year witnessed a couple of legal amendments, considerably biasing the auto-market and implicitly our activity. Through blocking the second-hand vehicle market, the companies willing to renew their car fleet and are interested in benefiting from operational leasing services had to postpone switching to the system. Likewise, the infrastructure building and the energy companies stopped or delayed their investments in new vehicles fleet. According to the ASLO data, its top 5 companies are LeasePlan Romania, ALD Automotive, Porsche Mobility, Arval Service Lease Romania and RCI Financing.