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Company Profile

Established in Australia in 1997, Summit Fleet Leasing and Management is majority owned by the Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company, Limited (SMAS)

Since its establishment in 1981, Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service (SMAS) has an acknowledged market reputation of innovation and technological advancement and has grown to become one of the leading fleet leasing and management organisations in Japan with a growing presence in Australia, India and Thailand with a total fleet size of over 1 million vehicles. Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service (SMAS) is one of the top 10 fleet leasing and management organisations in the world.

Summit Fleet has gained the reputation as a business partner with a focus on customer service, delivering robust mobility solutions through a committed team and intelligent business systems. Our client base includes large and medium corporate organisations to not-for-profit (government funded) bodies including major private and public hospitals, schools, colleges, charities, councils and universities across Australia.

Our Team

DAVID CLINCH

DAVID CLINCH

GROUP EXECUTIVE

David has over 26 years of experience in the fleet industry with exposure to sales, customer service, novated leasing and risk management.

DARREN GORE

DARREN GORE

GENERAL MANAGER

Darren has experience in multiple facets of the automotive and fleet industry, holding a diverse range of roles since 1992.

MIKE SMITH

MIKE SMITH

NATIONAL SALES MANAGER

National Sales Manager since 1997, Mike has a strong background in commercial finance with direct involvement in the fleet leasing & management industry since 1987.

MICHAEL COOKE

MICHAEL COOKE

State Manager NSW/ACT

Address: PO BOX 7109 SILVERWATER NSW 2128

Office: (02) 9638 7833
Email: enquiries@summitlease.com.au

DANE KAUFMAN

DANE KAUFMAN

State Manager VIC/TAS

Address: PO BOX 1609 PRESTON SOUTH VIC 3072

Office: (03) 9340 5300
Email: enquiries@summitlease.com.au

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Sponsorships, Partnerships and Memberships

Proud members of AFIA

Summit Fleet has had a long association with AFIA, a leading advocate of the Australian Financial services industry. AFIA is a not for profit entity that exists for the sole purpose of delivering its members strategic objectives of leadership, representation, insights, engagement and connectivity.

AFIA represents over 150 providers of consumer, commercial and wholesale finance that operate across Australia (banks and non-banks), as well as entities that provide services to the industry.

Through leadership and engagement, AFIA drives a culture of integrity, fairness and transparency across their membership. They influence change that has a positive impact on the financial services industry. An industry that turns challenges into opportunities, one that enables customers to access the finance they need.

Proud members of AfMA

The Australasian Fleet Management Association (AfMA) is a member based, not-for-profit peak industry body throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

As supplier members of AfMA, Summit Fleet have access to showcase our ideas and solutions through an innovative and passionate supplier network as well as opportunities for professional development through access to workshops, masterclasses, educational webinars and training programs.

Summit Fleet proudly supports AfMA in its efforts to continue to grow a knowledgeable and engaged Fleet Management Profession.

Proudly supporting Brad Jones Racing

Summit Fleet have partnered with Brad Jones Racing since 2007, developing a strong presence and alignment with both teams within Brad Jones Racing. We wish Nick Percat and Todd Hazelwood the very best in this season!

Proudly supporting Challenge Community Service

Summit Fleet is proud to support Challenge Community Service in their social drive to ensure people with a disability, children and vulnerable members of the community have the same rights and entitlements as all other members of the community.

Proudly supporting Cricket NSW

Summit Fleet has built a strong alignment with Cricket NSW, supporting state cricket including the NSW Blues, the Lend Lease Breakers, the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder – as well as the Cricket NSW Academy.

 

Proudly supporting Mater Health Services Brisbane

Summit Fleet is proud to be continuing their support of Mater Health Services.

By providing vehicles to the Volunteer Services department which operates on a daily basis, Summit Fleet is assisting with the transportation of out-patients that travel to the Mater for medical services.

Proud Members of Supply Nation

Summit Fleet is pleased to be an official member of Supply Nation which helps connect Indigenous businesses with corporate, government and not-for-profit members in every state and territory. We are delighted to contribute to a growing movement to support Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

Summit Fleet is committed to working towards an Australia where everyone has the same opportunities to achieve success in the business sector.

We recognise the importance of supplier diversity and our role in creating a more inclusive economy. Supplier diversity has significant and measurable long-term business benefits.

If you’d like to find out more about Supply Nation, please visit https://supplynation.org.au.