Equipment Finance

Societe Generale Equipment Finance: a solution provider beyond Equipment finance for manufacturers and vendors

Our skilled teams can provide sales finance facilities adapted to the different needs of  local and international manufacturers and distributors.  Alongside  local resources we have experienced international managers that can act as a single point of contact .  In all countries and centrally, our teams have sound industry and project knowledge in the transportation, industrial equipment, technology markets and healthcare & green energy.

Sector Focus

Industrial Equipment: Societe Generale Equipment Finance is an experienced and innovative partner that can finance the entire range of industrial equipment needed by customers looking to increase their productivity by acquiring new equipment or vendors looking to boost sales. This includes machinery, construction equipment and agricultural machinery.

Transport: Societe Generale Equipment Finance has a strong experience in financing transportation assets giving us unparalleled sector and asset-based expertise in trucks, commercial vehicles,  handling equipment and aviation. In Germany & Scandinavia particularly, we have traditionally been one of the transport industry's major financing partner.

Technology: With more than thirty years of experience in this sector, Societe Generale Equipment Finance is a global leader in this segment and a natural entry point for global manufacturers looking for support to finance their sales.  This includes hardware, IT solutions, software  and office equipment (copier & printers). 

Healthcare & Green Energy:  Societe Generale Equipment Finance brings value to public and private hospitals to help them purchase the latest healthcare technologies. The patient can benefit from leading technologies in a variety of areas (diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, ophthalmic surgical equipment). 
As SGEF is committed to strengthening sustainable finance solutions to its clients, we finance investments in sustainable, clean and renewable technologies (environmental Assets, lighting, electric Buses), supporting new developments such as the Circular Economy to positively manage resources.

Our offer to Vendors

Societe Generale Equipment Finance aims to establish long-term partnerships, built on mutual benefits. Accordingly, a broad offer of vendor services and cooperation is available. Depending on our partners’ sales strategy, they can choose between various leasing services offered to their customers under their own brand, co-branding agreements or loose cooperation arrangements. They can also benefit from further Societe Generale Equipment Finance services, such as individual sales promotion campaigns or accounting, collection and reporting services. Our finance partners now have access to a digital tool, the Vendor Information Portal which allows them to view the performance of all their contracts with their clients across Societe Generale Equipment Finance’s international network.

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