Fleet software market leader CFC Solutions will celebrate twenty-five years in business at this week's Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.

The company traces its roots back to two organisations - a vehicle leasing company called Carentals and software producer Dixon Martyn Systems. They joined forces to launch Car Fleet Control, the original name for CFC Solutions, in 1981.

The company originally had five employees and was based in Henley in Arden. A quarter of a century later, it can claim more than 3,000 customers in 40 countries and employs more than 60 people at its head office at Birmingham Business Park, Solihull.

Its penetration into key sectors of the fleet market is substantial - around half of the UK's top 100 car and commercial vehicle fleets make use of CFC software.

Andy Leech, sales and marketing director at CFC, said: "As a company associated with cutting edge technology, it is unusual for us to be looking back, but we think that this is worth commemorating.

"Over the years, we have been responsible for many of the key innovations in fleet software."

Presentations being made on the CFC stand in Hall five will give visitors to the CV Show a brief history of the

company, and there will be demonstrations of early fleet management software alongside its latest products.

The company will also be using the event as the launch pad for the first of its new software products for 2006 - a new Driver Hours Module designed to be used in conjunction with its FleetPlus management system.

Mr Leech added: "Clearly, because of changing legislation, driver hours is a subject that many fleet operators are taking more seriously."

CFC, which claims to be market leader in the supply of fleet, contract hire and workshop management solutions, believes its new system will help them crack the problem.