Ebbon-Dacs’ electronic vehicle delivery and collection, moDel, recorded a 71% year-on-year increase on vehicle movements in 2018 – a record high for the company.

Over the course of the year, the system recorded 282,135 vehicle movements – up from the 164,976 recorded in 2017. Fastest growth came through the model-VM system, which is used largely by logistics and other vehicle transportation specialists. The system saw vehicle movements increase from 57,057 to 177,818 – a 211% year-on-year rise.

moDel enables users to upload all electronic vehicle delivery and collection information directly into their back office systems. The system has been designed to cut time and errors, while speeding up time to market.

The increase came despite a 7% fall in the total number of new vehicles delivered in the UK in 2018. The drop has been attributed to the impact of the new WLTP testing regime and uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

“The latest figures underpin moDel‘s position as the benchmark system for fully automated vehicle collection and delivery within the UK fleet market, and it is now used by 17 of the leading contract hire and leasing companies,” said Michael Terry, head of commercial at Ebbon-Dacs.

“moDel-VM performed especially well and has proved increasingly popular with logistics and transportation companies, many of which are now outside of our popular e-procurement platform, Leaselink, hence the phenomenal growth rate,” he said.

In June last year, Jaguar Land Rover UK selected Ebbon-Dacs’ Leaselink platform to handle direct sales to fleet operators in the public sector.

Claire Watson-Brown, national public sector manager for JLR, said: “I am confident the leasing companies on and off the framework will recognise and welcome the benefits of our switch to Leaselink. The improvements that are possible when all parties share a common platform mean that we are putting our customers’ needs first.”