LINDSAY EPHGRAVE JOINS SEAT AS NEW AREA FLEET MANAGER FOR THE EAST
May 17, 2018
- New Area Fleet Manager Lindsay Ephgrave bolsters SEAT Fleet team
- Lindsay brings 17 years’ experience with Volkswagen Group; four years in fleet
- Former Volkswagen Group Fleet Operations Manager looks to build on corporate success
- SEAT UK making waves after award-winning Fleet year
Milton Keynes, 17/05/2018 – SEAT UK has bolstered its fleet team with the addition of Lindsay Ephgrave, who joins as the new Area Fleet Manager for the East.
Lindsay joins SEAT after building up an impressive 17 years of experience working with the Volkswagen Group. Her new role with SEAT will see her working across East Anglia supporting corporate customers and their business needs.
Lindsay has worked with the Volkswagen Group since 2001, starting in the Customer Care Department for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles before gaining invaluable experience in the Group Fleet Department, working closely with brands across the Group, including SEAT.
Well-versed in customer care with a rich understanding of the fleet agency sales process and an intimate knowledge of the SEAT brand, Lindsay’s considerable experience will prove invaluable in her new role.
Lindsay commented: “I’m joining the fleet team at a real watershed moment for SEAT Fleet – with a host of award-winning cars and an environment where there’s real ambition to grow the business. It is an unmissable opportunity.
“Having worked alongside SEAT for years as part of the Volkswagen Group, I’ve been able to see first-hand the strides the fleet team has made, and it’s exciting to now be playing a role in continuing that well-earned success.”
Peter McDonald, Head of Fleet & Business Sales at SEAT UK, added: “With Lindsay’s considerable experience in the automotive industry – with the Volkswagen Group in particular – and her intimate knowledge of the SEAT brand, we’re delighted to bring her aboard.
“Our success has come as a result of many things, but chief among those is our dedication to customer service, and a deep understanding of customers’ needs; Lindsay’s track-record at both means she’s a great match.”
The appointment comes during a period of growth for SEAT Fleet, with the brand climbing the True Fleet sales rankings after its biggest product offensive ever, and recently being named the Most Improved Fleet Manufacturer of the Year by two separate organisations.
SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting 81% of its vehicles, and is present in over 80 countries through a network of 1,700 dealerships. In 2016, SEAT obtained an operating profit of 143 million euros, the highest in the history of the brand, and achieved worldwide sales of nearly 410,000 vehicles.
SEAT Group employs more than 14,500 professionals at its three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Leon and Arona. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca and the Toledo in the Czech Republic, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii in Slovakia.
The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focussed on developing innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and is currently engaged in the company’s global digitalisation process to promote the mobility of the future.
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