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Fleet interest in “joined up” cross-platform strategies being spurred by pandemic

An increased interest in digitalisation, spurred by the pandemic, is leading more fleets to investigate “joined-up” cross-platform strategies. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director at epyx, explains that there is rapidly growing awareness of the synergies available from adopting complementary technologies to create new efficiencies. “It’s been widely reported that the last year has seen much increased…
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Charlie Brooks appointed Strategy Director

Charlie Brooks has been appointed as our new Strategy Director. A qualified chartered accountant and graduate of the University of Bristol, he joins from Achilles Information, where he was global operations and strategy director. Previously, he was also a strategy consultant at KPMG UK. He will be working mainly on strategy for epyx but will…
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1link Service Network goes live in Denmark

New product is starting point for future fleet connected car SMR

A new product we are launching later this quarter is being presented as our starting point for future fleet connected car developments in service, maintenance and repair (SMR). The Driver Booking Module is aimed at the fleets that use our 1link Service Network platform to manage their SMR requirements. It will enable company car and…
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Growth in mobility services likely when effects of pandemic start to wane

A growth in mobility services is likely to take place when the effects of the pandemic start to wane, epyx are predicting. While the coronavirus crisis has had a negative impact on take-up in the sector, it has also opened the door for more imaginative future thinking. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director, explained: “A large proportion…
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Fleet “remobilisation” plans needed despite new lockdown

Fleets need to be thinking about how they will “remobilise” their operations as the pandemic ends despite the new lockdown introduced this week. If the planned vaccination programme now underway is implemented rapidly, something approaching the new normal’s version of business-as-usual could materialise quite quickly. Debbie Fox, Commercial Director, explained: “Expert views on the speed…
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Electric-vehicle-charging

Data suggests 14% of all fleet cars and vans now electrified

New data from epyx suggests that 14% of cars and vans operated by fleets are now either hybrid or battery electric vehicles. The figure is taken from our 1link Service Network platform, used by fleets totalling four million vehicles to buy and manage service, maintenance and repair (SMR) from nearly 9,000 franchise dealers, independent garages…
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Fines module

New Fines Module added to 1link Hire Network

A new Fines Module – designed to handle the charging of driver fines on short-term rental back to the fleet customer – has been added to our 1link Hire Network platform. Daily rental companies can create a new fine within 1link Hire Network by completing all the relevant details within the module together with associated…
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Brake pad particulates

Brake pads and discs head epyx’s “authoritative” new UK SMR Top 20

Brake pads and discs are the most common reason UK fleet vehicles enter workshops according to an “authoritative” new UK service, maintenance and repair (SMR) Top 20 released by epyx. The table is based on information from our 1link Service Network platform. The data shows the percentage of invoice line items for a range of…
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epyx celebrates 20th anniversary this week

This week marks the 20th anniversary of epyx, which has grown over the last two decades to become one of theimportant and successful e-commerce innovators in the automotive sector. epyx products include the industry standard 1link Service Network, used by fleets totalling four million cars, vans and trucks to manage SMR from nearly 9,000 franchise…
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Data from epyx shows increased level of fleet contract extensions during coronavirus crisis

New data compiled by epyx has shown the increased level of contract extensions made on company cars and vans during the coronavirus crisis. Looking at transactions through our 1link Service Network service, maintenance and repair (SMR) platform, used by fleets operating four million vehicles, we have produced a comparison for April-August 2020 – the height…
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