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OUR HISTORY

2016

  • Arval has reached 1,000,000 leased vehicles threshold
  • A new subsidiary for Arval in Sweden

2015

  • Arval acquires GE Capital Fleet Services in Europe
  • Arval sets up a joint-venture with Relsa in South-America
  • Launch of Arval Active Link, the first integrated offer for telematics on the market
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2014

  • The PHH Arval Global Alliance becomes the Element-Arval Global Alliance
  • Arval closes a deal with Shanghai Ba-shi Car Rental Service Co. LTD. to set up a joint-venture
  • Arval 25th year anniversary
  • Roll out of Arval Smart Experience in all Arval entities
  • Launch of the new brand signature: “Arval. We care about cars. We care about you.”

2013

  • Launch of Arval Smart Experience in France, adding a whole new dimension to our customer and driver relationship
  • Arval Spain wins the “Customer Service of the Year 2013” award in the Operational Leasing Category
  • Arval Netherlands voted best leasing company 8th time in a row (Keala Research’s annual benchmark analysis)
  • Motortrade's used car sales hit the 300,000 mark
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History 2012

2012

  • Creation of Arval Denmark
  • Creation of Arval Finland
  • Creation of Arval China
  • Launch of One Arval, the company’s strategic transformation programme

2011

  • 100,000 vehicles sold on MotorTrade
  • Arval UK wins major industry awards: Leasing Company of the Year Award and Best New Product or Service Award for Grey Fleet Calculator
History 2011
History 2011

2010

  • Launch of Louveo, the first company to launch the concept of medium-term car leasing on an institutional level countrywide, in France.
  • First International Fleet Industry Award goes to Arval and its on-line reporting tool, Arval Analytics
  • Arval Spain purchases CaixaRenting and becomes the first renting operator in the country
  • Arval Germany signs cooperation agreement with Commerzbank and takes over Commerz Real Autoleasing GmbH
  • New milestone for Arval: 650,000 leased vehicles

2009

  • Arval celebrates 20 years
  • Signature of the first partnership for the electric vehicle (with Renault)
  • Launch of Motortrade, a second-hand vehicle retail website
History 2009
History 2008

2008

  • Acquisition of X-Rent in Hungary                                                
  • Arval offsets the CO2 emissions of its vehicles                                                          

2007

  • Creation of Arval India and Greece
  • The birth of Greenval Insurance, the insurance company dedicated to Arval’s customers     
History 2007
History 2006

2006

  • Creation of Arval Romania
  • Opening of TEB Arval in Turkey
  • Creation of Arval Trading, specialised in the exportation of second-hand vehicles at an international scope
  • Second milestone for Arval: 500 000 leased vehicles

2005

  • Creation of Arval Brasil                   
  • Launch of Arval Russia                                
History 2005
History 2004

2004

  • Arval PHH becomes Arval
  • Strengthening of Benelux (acquisition of Arma)
  • Creation of Arval Slovakia
  • Arval is the first full service vehicle leasing company to sign the United Nations Global Compact. Since, Arval is committed to aligning its operations and strategies with Global Compact’s principles

2003

  • Creation of Arval Czech Republic                           
  • Creation of Arval Hungary                                           
     
           
  
History 2003
History 2002

2002

  • Creation of Arval Morocco

  • Creation of OVE by Arval France, since, the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) is implemented in 16 countries

 

2000

  • The birth of Arval PHH. Today, Arval can rely on a network of key partnerships through the Element-Arval Global Alliance, especially in North America, Asia-Pacific and Africa.
     
  • Acquisition of Arval Germany
     
  • Creation of Arval Austria
History 2000
History 1999

1999

  • Creation of Arval Netherlands
  • Creation of Arval Poland
  • Acquisition of Arval United-Kingdom
  • First milestone for Arval with 100 000 leased vehicles

1998

  • Acquisition of Arval Switzerland
  • Creation of Arval Portugal
  • Launch of the International Business Office, the service dedicated to international accounts
History 1998
History 1997

1997

  • Creation of Arval Luxembourg

1996

  • Creation of Arval Spain            
History 1996
History 1995

1995

  • Creation of Arval Italy
  • Launch of the 1st Account Team in the Netherlands

1991

  • Creation of Arval Belgium                              
History 1991
History 1989

1989

  • Creation of Arval Service Lease in France – The company starts its activity with 6 employees and a Citroën BX as its 1st leased vehicle