The combined business will operate as part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle division, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. - Photo via Mr. Blue MauMau/Flickr.

The combined business will operate as part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle division, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.

Photo via Mr. Blue MauMau/Flickr.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK has completed the acquisition of Romsey-based SHB Hire, which operates a fleet of more than 18,500 commercial vehicles, the company announced.

Enterprise will now begin an integration process to create one of the U.K.’s largest and most diverse commercial vehicle rental businesses, with a combined fleet of more than 45,000 vehicles.

Bringing together the strengths of these two award-winning companies means the combined customer base will benefit from even greater choice, the most flexible funding options and state-of-the-art technology platforms. Both SHB Hire and Enterprise were established as family-owned businesses and are recognised for delivering exceptional customer service.

The combined business will operate as part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle division, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent. The further diversification of the Enterprise Flex-E-Rent business is a key part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle strategy. Enterprise has extended vehicle choice across both daily and long-term rental to enable customers to access more types of commercial vehicles, from a broad range of vans to large haulage units as well as specialist temperature-controlled trucks.

Ben Lawson, Enterprise Holdings VP of mobility and project development for the U.K. and Ireland, will lead the integration process after which the combined business will be overseen by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent Managing Director, Danny Glynn.

The acquisition takes the combined Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK fleet to more than 120,000 vehicles, which includes small and medium-sized cars, SUVs, 4x4s, electric vehicles, hybrids, prestige cars, vans, and HGVs. 

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