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ABOUT EUROPCAR

Europcar is one of the leading global car rental companies.

Founded in Paris in 1949, the company today operates a fleet of over 216,000 quality vehicles and 3,500 rental locations throughout the world. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the most important investment companies in Europe.

Europcar creates flexible driving solutions which fit your individual mobility needs.
 

 Our History

 

1949
Europcar is founded in Paris

1970
Renault purchases Europcar

1973
Creation of subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, Holland and Switzerland

1974
Acquisition of Budget in Italy: Corporate development in Spain

1981
Acquisition of Godfrey Davis UK, Creation of Europcar International

1982
Creation of subsidiary in Portugal

1988
Wagon-Lits purchases Europcar and sells 50% of the share to Volkswagen

1989
Merger with Interrent Car Rental GmbH

1992
Accor acquires Wagon-Lits including its 50% share of Europcar

1999
- Europcar launches an innovative Online Reservation System via the internet in February.
- Volkswagen AG become sole shareholders in Europcar, demonstrating its faith in the ability of the Europcar board and showing commitment in developing as a lifestyle company.

2000
Budget Rent A Car are announced as new strategic partners for Canada and North America.

2006
- Eurazeo acquires 100% of Europcar.
- Europcar acquires Keddy and Ultramar.
- Europcar signs a strategic alliance with Vanguards in the US and acquires the 
european business of Vanguard EMEA.
- Renewal of the strategic partnership with TUI.

2007
- Europcar acquires Betacar the leading car rental group in the Balearic and Canary Islands and Vanguard's European businesses ("Vanguard EMEA": brands National & Alamo).

2008
- Europcar acquires its Asia-Pacific Master Franchisee with Direct Operations in Australia and New Zealand. The purchase gives Europcar its first direct operations outside of Europe and enhanced access to the fast-growing Asia-Pacific market.
- Europcar and Enterprise Rent-A-Car conclude strategic alliance: European and North American leaders join forces to form the world's largest car rental network.



 


 

 

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