Transportation Finance

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Transportation finance

Helping our transportation customers successfully fuse competitiveness with sound financial management

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.

Market focus

Supporting your transportation finance needs

At Siemens Financial Services, we offer a comprehensive range of finance solutions for the bus, coach, truck and trailer markets.

Bus and coach finance
As part of the Siemens Group, who are a leading manufacturer of electric drive systems for buses, we can combine our financing expertise and thorough understanding of the transportation sector to help you expand your business without having to draw on capital reserves. 

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.

The future of efficient buses

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.

What our customers say...

Whether for competitive quotations, credit decisions or payouts all are dealt with in a quick professional manner.
Ron Telford, Director, Landmark Finance Ltd

Truck and trailer finance
We can supply funding for all of your new heavy commercial vehicle and trailer requirements with flexible finance terms. We typically provide funding for all of the major UK & European manufacturers over terms ranging from 3 to 8 years.

Logistics companies operate within a highly competitive and rapidly evolving environment and require finance partners who offer tailored solutions. Thanks to our expert knowledge of transportation, we can offer operators tailor-made financing packages for the acquisition of a variety of new HGV truck and trailer models. Our cost-effective financing solutions mean businesses are able to combine increased service capacity and renewal of existing services with financial flexibility.

What our customers say...

Siemens have exceptional asset expertise enhancing the transportation profile and structure that enables business to flow - truly professional service beyond their peers.
Robert Taylor, Director, LHE Finance

The Thameslink project

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.

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Overview of our process

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.

Benefits of financing with Siemens

  • Access to latest models of buses and coaches without use of capital resources
  • Finance of equipment from all major UK & European manufacturers
  • Access to the latest road transport equipment without use of capital resources
  • Simplified budgeting and financial transparency with fixed payments
  • Cost effective alternative to bank funding and often no deposit is required
Transportation finance case studies

Working in partnership to deliver transportation solutions

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Would you like to know more?

We have generated some frequently asked questions to help you. For help with individual enquiries, please contact our team.