Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s largest building materials companies.
Global building materials company Saint-Gobain has experienced impressive growth in North America in recent years, partly through strategic acquisitions. To create more transparency, control costs and make smarter decisions, Saint-Gobain turned to its financial solutions partner DLL to support a comprehensive fleet management program for its materials handling equipment.
Thousands of units over hundreds of locations
Back in 2011, Saint-Gobain had equipment spread over North America, but there was no central oversight of the entire fleet.
"We had thousands of units spread over hundreds of locations"; says Mary Chantry, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Saint-Gobain North America. "Some were documented and some not. Everything was locally managed, and there was no visibility across the organization."
Getting a grip
To introduce greater control over their equipment expenses and simplify their financing, Saint-Gobain concentrated all its forklift equipment financing under a single fleet-centric leasing provider: DLL.