ARI Fleet UK has changed its name to Holman.

It’s part of a move bringing operations including dealerships, vehicle up-fitters, and fleet management together under one banner.

The organisation said it was the first time in nearly 100 years of business that all its companies would operate under a single name.

The global organisation has around 6,500 employees, and manages more than two million vehicles under funding and fleet management.

Holman UK managing director Nick Caller said: “We’re beginning the next important and exciting chapter in the Holman history. The automotive sector is going to experience more changes in the next 20 years than it has in the past century, with the advent of increased electrification, innovative funding methods and technological leaps in areas such as autonomous driving and safety.

“We are committed to being at the heart of these changes, which is why we have decided that we need to work as a global partner for our customers, sharing best practices and insights from our teams across the world.

“It’s important to our customers that they know we remain focused on their needs – while we are a global company, we will never take our eyes off the needs of our UK customers, with our team of experts covering all areas of fleet management, from financing specialist vehicles for utility fleets to lobbying legislators on behalf of our clients.”

Caller added that the company’s customers would see no interruption in their day-to-day dealings with it.

He said: “Nothing will change in terms of the way we work together – contacts will remain the same, services will remain the same and our first-class delivery will remain the same.”