EXPAND: Hertz to increase UK presence
Hertz are planning a huge expansion of their UK network following the acquisition of accident management provider CCL Vehicle Rentals.
The world’s largest general rental company snatched Dorset-based CCL last month, and Hertz claim the move is a catalyst to even bigger things.
Hertz plan to open major hub locations for their CCL business, as well as co-locating with body shops, hotels and repair facilities to serve the needs of local customers.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: “We are fully committed to developing new and expanded partnerships in the car and van insurance replacement market in the UK, offering customers pickup and delivery services, as well as growing leisure and business rentals.
“The expansion of our network in the country reinforces our commitment to the insurance replacement market and local customers now and in the future.”
Hertz have opened 17 locations in the UK since January 2013 and plan to continue rapid expansion throughout the country.
Ten more locations are set to open in the next two months, mainly across the north and the midlands.
The new branches provide both Hertz and CCL customers with a full range of rental vehicles.
These range from compact through to full-size cars and SUVs and commercial vehicles, as well as offering special weekend rates for local leisure business.
Neil Cunningham, UK and Europe Off Airport General Manager at Hertz UK, added: “Hertz and CCL are a powerful combination to meet the needs of insurers and the wider market.
“By bringing our locations closer to the customer we hope to support greater choice and bring our comprehensive range of products and exceptional service to the industry and consumer alike.”
CCL posted a turnover in excess of £21million in 2012, employing 200 people across six UK locations.
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