Budget Doubles Locations in Germany

Photo via www.bluewaikiki.com/Flickr
Photo via www.bluewaikiki.com/Flickr

Budget Car Rental is doubling its number of rental facilities in Germany. As part of the company's growth initiative, Budget has opened more than 100 new locations since April and plans to open 50 additional facilities next month.

This expansion will bring the total number of German rental facilities to nearly 300, says the company.

The new rental facilities are being operated by independently-owned licensees of Avis Car Rental, who now are also licensees of Budget Car Rental in Germany. While Avis Budget Group operates most on-airport and city locations in Germany directly, licensees have the rights to operate under the Budget brand in specified local-market territories in Germany — in accordance with Budget's brand standards, according to the company.

"We are committed to expanding Budget's footprint across Europe to better serve value-conscious business and leisure travelers," said Larry De Shon, Avis Budget Group’s president, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). "By leveraging our strong licensee partners across Germany and dual-branding locations, we can enhance Budget loyalty and drive improved profitability for both Avis Budget Group and our licensees."

The new Budget locations include Aachen, Erfurt, Fulda, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Ingolstadt, Marburg, Passau and Starnberg.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Five Business Model Trends for 2017

As new forms of mobility take flight, the borders with traditional car rental are starting to erode.

Are Commercial Drone Deliveries Eminent in the U.S.?

Amazon just delivered its first package by drone in England. Will U.S. delivery fleets be able to take advantage soon?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.