Mercarius says life goes in the operative leasing market

By: Tisza Andrea Date: 2020. 06. 12. 10:36

According to László Rónai-Horst, managing director of fleet management specialist Mercarius Flottakezelő Kft., companies will be forced to return cars in certain sectors, but otherwise life goes on in Hungary’s vehicle fleet market.

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Ronai Horst László-Mercarius

László Rónai-Horst
managing director
Mercarius Flottakezelő

He thinks that in the current conditions, when lending slows down and businesses find it hard to get financing, operative leasing continues to be a beneficial scheme for companies, as it requires no own resources and the leasing company takes all the risk.

Mr Rónai-Horst added that the pandemic situation put the limelight on the advantages of corporate care pooling and short-term car rental. It is a competitive advantage for Mercarius that they have their own repair and maintenance service, so the hygiene requirements are sure to be met at all times. The company has procured all the necessary things and minimised the number of contacts, plus they are using a rotational system in the work process.

László Rónai-Horst called attention to the fact that the coronavirus pandemic entailed increased demand for some of their services, such as the Mercarius staff taking cars to the service station and back, or short-term car rental with a monthly subscription fee. The company is feeling lucky, as the operations of Mercarius hardly depend on the situation of external service providers. Plus many of their customers do public service work, so they keep using the fleet management company’s services.

Mercarius Fleet Management is the biggest privately owned Hungarian fleet management company. Currently they operate more than 7,500 vehicles and employ more than 100 people. Mercarius has been expanding dynamically for years. The company is a keen supporter of e-mobility and offers tailor-made service packages to partners.

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