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Our Company


Europcar is one of the leading global car rental companies


Founded in Paris in 1949, the company today operates a fleet of over 250,000 quality vehicles at thousands of locations in 170 different countries covering Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Indian Ocean, Central America, Mexico, Carribean and Asia -Pacific.


Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading investment companies in Europe.


Our Mission | Our History | Our Shareholder







  
 
 
 

Our Mission

 

From car rental company to mobility service provider

Europcar has developed into a global provider of mobility services. The foundation for this evolution consists of partnerships with airlines, railway operators, hotel groups, automobile clubs and road-side assistance services. Europcar thus integrates the business of renting cars within a consistent, global mobility concept.

Europcar also offers its customers a wide spectrum of service solutions in the reservation process. In this area, the Internet has become an increasingly important tool for booking, alongside the telephone or travel agencies' Global Distribution Systems. As a matter of principle, Europcar does not promote any particular reservation channel, but offers the customer the choice of all possible reservation methods to meet their individual needs.

In an increasingly complex world, the personal freedom of each person to set individual priorities - whether in the business or private domain - is becoming more and more important. Europcar has therefore set itself the goal of providing tailored mobility solutions that respond to these individual needs and desires.

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.


Our Shareholder

Europcar is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eurazeo.

With close to 5 billion euros in diversified assets and a market capitalization of more than 4 billion euros, Eurazeo is one of the top listed investment companies in Europe.

Backed by 150 years of experience and a strong financial base, Eurazeo' strategy is either to acquire majority stakes or to hold an influential position in companies with important growth potential.



  


 
 


 

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