“Opening our 10,000th location not only is a major milestone for Enterprise, but also for the entire global car rental and car sharing industry. This kind of growth further reinforces the industry’s leadership role overall and helps make local transportation infrastructure even stronger and more resilient, especially as technology evolves in the future.”
Chrissy Taylor, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Holdings, June 2018
Enterprise Holdings not only is the world’s largest car rental operator, but also an industry leader in mobility and technology as well as one of the top global travel companies, ranking ahead of many airlines and most cruise lines, hotels, tour operators and online travel agencies. And no matter what transportation challenges our customers face, we have an innovative solution.
Enterprise Holdings – through its independent regional subsidiaries and franchise partners – operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ECAR), National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands via more than 10,000 fully staffed neighborhood and airport offices in more than 90 countries and territories. Every year, these branch offices collectively handle more than 70 million consumer transactions worldwide and spend millions of dollars with local dealerships and vendors.
This robust global network – operating a fleet of nearly 2 million vehicles – provides a comprehensive portfolio of transportation solutions, including car rental, carsharing, vanpooling, car sales, truck rental, online ride-matching and affiliated fleet management services. As a total mobility provider and an integral part of the automotive value chain, we serve the needs of a wide variety of businesses, consumers, government agencies and organizations day in and day out – and especially when disaster recovery efforts are under way.
A Different Path
Enterprise has been delivering transportation alternatives since 1957. As other car rental companies focused on airports, our founder Jack Taylor took a different path. The concept began in the lower level of a St. Louis car dealership, where Jack and a handful of colleagues worked hard to serve their customers. It was those early customers who shaped our business model.
They told us they wanted to rent cars where they live and work. And we listened, building an unparalleled neighborhood network of Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations in communities across North America and Western Europe. Then, in 2007, we acquired the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, which quickly bolstered our presence at the airport.
Today, our global network offers a total transportation solution – including sustainable mobility options – that extends around the world and well beyond day-to-day car rental.