European mobility provider and leasing company Sixt Leasing has been awarded the best new technology product at a ceremony earlier this week.

Sixt walked away with a prize for its Sixt App and mobility platform ‘One’, which was awarded by Buying Business Travel (BBT), a UK publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers.

BBT has a circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend, according to the BBT website. BBT is owned by US-based Northstar Travel Group.

In a statement, BBT said an independent international jury had awarded prizes in 22 categories and said Sixt’s winning mobility app had demonstrated innovation and all-round growth.

‘One’ is a mobility platform that combines various products: car rental (Sixtrent), car-sharing (Sixt share) and ride-hailing (Sixt ride) bringing together with more than 270,000 vehicles, 1,500 affiliated partners and approximately 1.5m drivers in one app.

Alexander Sixt, chief strategy officer of SIXT SE: “We accept this honour with great pleasure. This award for our SIXT App and the mobility platform “ONE” as the best technological travel innovation is further confirmation of our digitalisation strategy as well as our approach of always putting the customer at the centre of our actions.”

Sixt Leasing SE is one of Germany’s leading manufacturer- and bank-independent vehicle leasing providers with subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, France and the Netherlands.

Sixt leasing says it was the first German company to launch a vehicle leasing programme. Sixt leasing expanded its contract portfolio in online and fleet management in the third quarter of 2019. This was due to the successful sales cooperation between Sixt Neuwagen, Fiat and Tchibo, the company said.

The fleet management business also saw its contract portfolio increase by 2.7 per cent in the previous quarter maintaining growth momentum.

In the fleet leasing business area the contract portfolio declined by 3.3 per cent over the third quarter.

As a whole, the group’s contract portfolio in Germany and abroad grew by 0.8% from the end of June to the end of September 2019, the company reported last year.