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As part of the Siemens group, we combine specialist sector knowledge with financial expertise to deliver tailored financial solutions to UK transportation companies for vehicles including trucks, trailers, buses and coaches.
We can help you to navigate the specific challenges of this competitive and rapidly changing sector. Whether you are expanding service capacity or implementing new technology, you can be sure that you are supported by an innovative, knowledgeable and reliable partner.
At Siemens Financial Services, we offer a comprehensive range of finance solutions for the bus, coach, truck and trailer markets.
Bus and coach finance
We work closely with bus and coach operators within the UK to provide bespoke financing solutions for vehicle acquisitions and fleet renewals. Through the provision of flexible, competitive financing packages, we can empower you to maintain highly efficient services and grow in a financially sustainable way.
At the recent “Future of Efficient Buses“ event at The Crystal in London, Siemens took a forward look at cities, transportation systems and government policies to assess the bigger picture and revealed the Siemens solutions available today that are future-proof for the challenges ahead. Tailor-made financing enables business to benefit from the latest technologies and supports the development of more efficient business models.
See what the experts had to say by watching the video.
Whether for competitive quotations, credit decisions or payouts all are dealt with in a quick professional manner.
Truck and trailer finance
Siemens have exceptional asset expertise enhancing the transportation profile and structure that enables business to flow - truly professional service beyond their peers.
In the UK, we have worked with the Government on the complex and highly sophisticated upgrade for the Thameslink project. This historically overcrowded rail line carries 50 million passengers into London every year. A successful Public Private Partnership (PPP) was established with our finance experts to deliver a total Siemens solution that combined world-class rail engineering technology along with the financial package needed to deliver the landmark £1.6 billion Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.
Enabling the design, manufacturing, delivery and maintenance of the carriage fleet, we offered our project finance expertise by acting in an advisory and structuring capacity, managing complex risks throughout project stages, and providing customized financing for 1,140 energy-efficient rail carriages as well as a contract for construction and lease of two depots.
We advise on the most appropriate form of funding and provide finance options. We then confirm pricing once the equipment has been specified by you and capital price has been confirmed.
In order to ensure you have the required cash flow to afford the payments, we typically require accounts for the last 3 years and supporting documents about the nature of your business.
Once a credit facility has been approved, you are then required to sign and return the documentation to us. For leases, a purchase order is then placed for the equipment and it is delivered or installed by the supplier. For loans, the funds are transferred directly to your bank account.
Once the equipment is installed and on receipt of the certificate of acceptance from you confirming that the equipment is in working order, we activate the lease and pay the supplier.
Transportation finance case studies
London bus operator awarded 3 TfL routes providing they deployed new low emission buses
They required financing which enabled the investment without a lump-sum single purchase
SFS demonstrated its expertise through the provision of a customised financing solution
Group chose SFS financing over self-purchase to retain capital for upkeep of its stores
£6m financing solution for 200+ trailers doubled productivity and reduced operating costs
Larger trailers meant less trips which has reduced mileage, petrol costs and CO2 emissions
They required a finance package fulfilling regulation criteria and maintaining cash flow
With an SFS operating lease they received low emission vehicles compliant with EU law
The reduction in operations and maintenance costs ensured high financial efficiency.
A British distribution company secured a long-term contract with a large UK dairy supplier
To meet strict regulation the contract required purchase of new refrigerated trailers
SFS financed 70 trailers with an option to sell them after, thus offsetting rental costs