Bryan Brothers Contract Hire established in Bristol; part of the Bryan Brothers dealership Group. Ford Prefect delivered as the first leased car to a local Bristol doctor, Dr Hickey.
Bryan Brothers Contract Hire incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Bryan Brothers Holdings.
Fleet size reaches 1,000 vehicles.
Renamed Bryan Contract Hire.
Management buyout; rebranded to BCH Vehicle Management.
Fleet size reaches 10,000 vehicles.
BCH Group plc floated with full listing on London Stock Exchange.
Deutsche Bank acquires BCH Group. Pan European leasing offer created through sister operations in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Dealer Services channel launched with UK’s first established online quote, document and order system, QuDOS.
Deutsche Bank sells BCH Group and all European vehicle leasing operations to Société Générale; rebranded to ALD Automotive.
Société Générale acquires Hertz Lease Europe; Hertz Lease UK (Axus UK Ltd and ACR Ltd) integrated into ALD Automotive.
ProFleet2 telematics solution launched; the first integrated telemetry solution in the UK market.
Global market offer extended through alliance with Wheels Inc (USA).
Fleet size reaches 50,000 vehicles. ALD celebrates as part of its 50th Anniversary.
Multi-sales channel strategy adopted to cater for needs of large corporate business, SME’s and private individuals via direct and indirect sales channel; first manufacturer white-label leasing operation launched.
Banking white-label leasing operation launched.
UK fleet reaches 100,000 vehicles; ALD Automotive Group reaches 1 million vehicles across 40 countries
UK fleet expands to over 125,000; Group fleet now exceeds 1.3m vehicles in over 40 countries worldwide.