With focus to consolidate current disparate programs and increase visibility into spend
LONDON, 06 April 2022 —TripActions, the only all-in-one modern travel, corporate card, and expense management solution, today announced that it has been selected by The Weir Group PLC, one of the world’s leading engineering businesses for mining and infrastructure industries, to be its global travel partner.
Weir selected TripActions to enable a consistent, global user experience for its workforce of 11,000 employees. With operations spanning more than 60 countries, the company has critical ambitions in safety, sustainability and the development of innovative mining technologies used all over the world.
Weir turned to TripActions to support the diverse needs of its travellers, providing data-driven insights on a global level, improved visibility of business travel and spend, risk management and security. As business travel evolves, the company will transition from more than 15 disparate providers to a single cloud-based, user-first platform designed to meet the needs of today’s workforce.
“We took the opportunity during the pandemic, when there was less travel, to re-evaluate our travel programme with the objective to provide a consistent and streamlined travel solution across the organisation. First and foremost, it was important we align on employee safety and sustainability benefits, but also to optimise savings, quality and service, and compliance with a single solution,” said Betty Grogan, Global Travel Manager for Weir.
The new partnership comes on the back of a period of substantial European growth for TripActions, including several high-profile wins such as Springer Nature, Primark, Heineken, and Informa, adding to the roster of more than 8,800 companies now served globally.
Over the past year, TripActions has invested about $400 million in Europe, acquiring Reed & Mackay in May of 2021, Berlin-based Comtravo in February of 2022, and Scandinavian travel management company Resia in March of 2022. The company additionally added office hubs in Portugal, Israel, France, Germany, and Ireland, with a total of 64 wholly and partner-owned offices spanning 94 countries worldwide.
“The pandemic accelerated the requirement for companies to move to more user-friendly solutions to meet the expectations of their employees. TripActions' leading consumer-focused technology drives 95 percent adoption on average, significantly cutting leakage and delivering cost savings, which we were able to demonstrate to The Weir Group,” says Michael Riegel, General Manager of Europe at TripActions. “We look forward to partnering with The Weir Group and providing a best-in-class user experience, as well as high-end service, where the customer needs it.”
TripActions’ in-house support agents, distributed around the world, will support The Weir Group’s travellers with 24/7/365 service over chat, email, and phone from multiple offices and in local languages. Implementation will be completed globally, with initial support to more than 20 Weir locations.
TripActions is the only modern all-in-one travel, corporate card, and expense management solution, providing more than 8800 customers around the globe with unprecedented visibility and control overspend. Trusted by travel managers and finance teams alike, TripActions and TripActions Liquid leverage real-time data to help companies keep travelling employees safe, reduce spend, and drive productivity. Learn more at www.tripactions.com
About The Weir Group
Founded in 1871, The Weir Group PLC is one of the world’s leading engineering businesses with a purpose to make its mining and infrastructure customers’ operations more sustainable and efficient. Weir’s highly engineered technology enables critical resources to be produced using less energy, water and waste while reducing customers’ total cost of ownership. The Group is ideally positioned to benefit from structural trends that support long-term demand for its technology including the need for more essential metals to support economic development and carbon transition.
The Group has approximately 11,000 employees operating in over 60 countries with a presence in every major mining region of the world. Find out more at www.global.weir. Weir’s ordinary shares trade on the London Stock Exchange (ticker: WEIR LN) and its American Depositary Receipts trade over-the-counter in the USA (ticker: WEGRY).