Cost analysis, Benchmarking, Outsourcing

BLS is one of the largest transport companies in Switzerland and operates on behalf of seven cantons. It sees itself as an innovative, creative and ambitious mobility provider.

Vehicle fleet in the project: passenger cars

Result: Change of management model from purchase to management only

Thanks to procorp's clearly structured method, we have restructured our vehicle fleet.

BLS AG has a fleet of road vehicles consisting of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The vehicles were previously purchased and managed by the company itself.
The first stage in the project with BLS AG was an analysis of the total costs of their vehicle fleet. The database was provided by BLS AG and was supplemented with assumptions and experiences of procorp in case of ambiguous data. The cost analysis was compared to the results of a tender by means of benchmarking. BLS AG saw the results as confirmation of its intention to put the fleet out to tender again. The goals were to realize cost savings, to establish a new management structure and to outsource the management of the activities as far as possible.

Tender for the car fleet

“Due to the internal requirements, it was clear to us that we would first put the car fleet out to tender and then institutionalize a new structure for fleet management,” Reto Kyburz, Head of Purchasing at BLS AG, summarizes the initial situation.

Using procorp’s flexible software, different variants were tendered to evaluate the optimal solution for BLS AG. “The results speak for themselves; thanks to procorp’s method we were able to achieve a clear standardization in the vehicles. In the future we will rely on one or two partners for the passenger cars. A pleasant side effect is the fact that the new vehicles are much more environmentally friendly thanks to hybrid technology”, says Reto Kyburz.

For driver and vehicle support, BLS will in future rely on a partner who manages the fleet. This will support BLS in the cost structuring of the entire fleet.


“The consultation by procorp was important and right for us. procorp supported us in all matters and showed us what is reasonable for BLS AG,” Reto Kyburz states. All necessary criteria were worked out together and could be evaluated in a target-oriented way thanks to the software from procorp. For Reto Kyburz, the project with procorp was a complete success: “We will continue to rely on procorp in the future when it comes to fleet management”.

Report in aboutFleet from 15.6.2020