We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Burnt Tree, one of the UK’s largest providers of commercial rental vehicles to companies and public sector organisations. The purchase increases the breadth of vehicles and services that we can provide to our customers under our flexible commercial vehicle hire division, Flex-E-Rent.
The agreement includes Burnt Tree’s diverse commercial fleet of 17,000 vehicles, as well as its network of 20 branches and a team of 400 employees.
While in the short-term the two businesses will continue to operate as two separate brands, the goal is to create combined entity that will be headquartered in Shrewsbury. The acquisition significantly increases Enterprise’s value proposition in the flexible commercial vehicle rental sector and will take our fleet of commercial vans and trucks to more than 25,000.
Our UK and Ireland managing director, Mike Nigro, said: “We are committed to the growth of our flexible commercial vehicle business, which has grown organically in recent years.
“We could immediately see the potential of Burnt Tree to give our customers access to skills and services that are particularly suited to the needs of commercial vehicle customers. Burnt Tree also has the same culture of delivering outstanding customer service as Enterprise and shares a rich heritage of conducting business in the UK.
“Burnt Tree has some unique expertise that it can bring to Enterprise and it will also benefit from becoming part of a truly global organisation. The combined business post-acquisition will be far stronger with greater economies of scale and better technology, while the transfer of knowledge will allow us to better serve our customers.”
We welcome our new Burnt Tree colleagues to Enterprise, the world’s largest vehicle rental company.