From humble beginnings in 1957, we're now present in 85 countries and and have become the largest largest car rental company in the world. As we celebrate our anniversary, this is what happened in our sixth decade in business.
2017 sees us mark our 60th year in business. Over the last few weeks we have been remembering the key milestones that have shaped who we are as a company.
From very humble beginnings in 1957, we started our iconic “We’ll pick you up” service in our second decade.And it was only in our third decade in business that we finally settled on what would become our name – Enterprise.
Our fourth decade saw us expand our branch network a thousand-fold, including opening our first branch outside the USA and the first one in the UK. Our fifth decade was all about consolidating that expansion: thanks in part to our unique promote-from-within culture we reach $9 billion in revenue.
Our brands are now present in 85 countries, and we’re the largest largest car rental company in the world.
During its sixth decade and following the acquisition of the National and Alamo brands, Enterprise Holdings forms the most comprehensive service provider in the rental car industry. Listening to its customers, the company begins rapid global expansion to better meet the needs of its corporate accounts.
Enterprise also invests in other lines of business to provide comprehensive transportation offerings beyond just daily rental – from truck and exotic car rentals to car sharing and car sales.
Here are some key milestones from the decade:
Worldwide revenue surpasses $10 billion.
Combined fleet passes 1 million vehicle milestone.
Enterprise becomes official rent-a-car provider for National Hockey League (NHL).
Enterprise adds first all-electric vehicles to fleet.
Enterprise Car Sales sells its 1 millionth retail vehicle.
Global rental fleet reaches 1 million vehicles.
Worldwide revenue surpasses $15 billion and locations exceed 8,000 branches.
First Enterprise franchise opens in Portugal.
Emerald Club celebrates 25th anniversary.
National Car Rental introduces mobile app.
Three brands capture No.1 US airport market share spot for first time.
UK operations celebrates 20th anniversary.
Worldwide revenue surpasses $20 billion and global fleet hits 1.9 million vehicles.
Chrissy Taylor promoted to EVP & Chief Operating Officer.
Fleet Management reaches 100,000 deliveries in a year.
Enterprise Holdings celebrates 60th anniversary.
Brands operate in more than 85 countries.
Ireland and Germany operations celebrate 20th anniversaries.
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This blog originally appeared on the Enterprise Holdings website. Enterprise Holdings is Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s parent company.