Germany is one of the historical key markets for the Europcar Mobility Group. In 2017, the Group acquired Buchbinder Holdings, one of the local market leaders of car rental and light commercial vehicle rental.
With first steps of integration and synergies achieved in 2018, the German subsidiary of the Group is now accelerating the integration of Buchbinder, appointing Hubert Terstappen as its new COO, effective July 1, to cover the full scope of the Group’s operations in the country.
Europcar Mobility Group Germany, subsidiary of Europcar Mobility Group, is operating three core brands of the Group — Europcar, Ubeeqo, InterRent — and a local brand, Buchbinder.
With a combined revenue of circa 800 million euros ($910 million) Europcar Mobility Group Germany is one of the largest mobility providers in this market and has the ambition to grow, offering a wide range of mobility solutions fitting with the various mobility needs of customers, be it for one hour, one day, one week, or more.
After having strongly integrated Ubeeqo into its operations framework, Europcar Mobility Group Germany is now speeding up the integration of Buchbinder, by pooling operations of the different businesses. To support this integration, Hubert Terstappen, co-managing director of Buchbinder, is appointed COO of Europcar Mobility Group Germany and as such, joins the executive committee of the German perimeter.
He will work closely with Stefan Vorndran, Europcar Mobility Group Germany managing director.
Terstappen will remain co-managing director of Buchbinder, along with Konrad Altenbuchner. He has more than 30 years experience in the mobility business. He started his career at Haniel Logistic Düsseldorf and then joined the car rental company founded by his father, Hubert Paul Terstappen.
In 1992, he became managing director of the Terstappen KG, which was integrated into Buchbinder in 2013. As co-managing director of Buchbinder Holdings since 2013, he highly contributed to the integration of Terstappen KG into Buchbinder and is currently responsible for strategy, sales and marketing, operations, administration, and fleet in the company.