Berlin/Amsterdam, 26 May 2021 - SHARE NOW, Europe’s market leader and pioneer of free-floating car sharing, and Fixico, Europe's leading car damage repair management platform, are joining efforts to optimize international fleet services.
SHARE NOW offers its customers a vast selection offree-floating vehicles that are available to rent with the tap of a button through an innovative app. The Berlin-based car sharing company is active in 16 cities across 8 European countries. The partnership follows successful pilots in Amsterdam and Paris, where Fixico's digital repair handling platform proved to be a valuable, centralised, and scalable solution.
More than 25 percent of SHARE NOW's fleet consists of high-end electric vehicles to offer its customers flexible and sustainable mobility options in and around the city. Since the company mainly operates in busy metropolitan areas with high traffic congestion, car damage is a frequent occurrence.
However, due to the advancements in today's modern vehicles, repairing car damage isn't as straightforward as it used to be. Damage to newer models and electric vehicles brings levels of complexity that often require a more specialised repair handling approach. Today, body repair shops can no longer be expected to be capable of repairing just any vehicle by default, making the allocation process far more complicated and less efficient. As a result, downtimes are extended, costs are higher, and rental fleets cannot be utilised maximally.
By integrating Fixico’s fully digital intelligent matchmaking platform, SHARE NOW has gained access to a large network of certified repairers and can now ensure that each damage is handled by a qualified body repairer and as efficiently as possible. By digitalising the process, SHARE NOW streamlines workflows and eliminates non-value-added activities. The unique data-driven approach speeds up repair handling even further and ensures accurate allocation and quality assurance.
"We’re excited to work with such a committed and like-minded partner that shares our ambition to rethink mobility and fleet servicing. Our digital platform perfectly fits the modern vehicle fleet of SHARE NOW and ensures a seamless and significantly more efficient repair allocation process, allowing SHARE NOW to select the most suitable body repair shop for the job while taking critical factors such as expertise, availability and price into consideration. By providing a central integrated platform, we make it possible for SHARE NOW to quickly expand fleet operations to new regions, leveraging Fixico's European network of repair shops," says Derk Roodhuyzen de Vries, CEO of Fixico.
“The partnership with Fixico is the perfect fit for our service. The centralised solution allows the platform to be integrated into different SHARE NOW locations with diverse and electric fleets. The intelligent matchmaking significantly reduces the cycle times of our damaged vehicles, so they are ready for our customers again more quickly,“ says Jan Krusche, Head of Damage Management at SHARE NOW.