Our Suppliers: Europcar
Key Facts and FiguresEuropcar’s continually expanding network meets your mobility needs with a network of more than 10,000 outlets worldwide in over 150 countries covering Europe, Africa, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Canada, Central America, Mexico, Carribean and Asia Pacific. Europcar locations can be found in all major airports, railway stations, and large towns and cities.
1949 - Europcar is founded in Paris
1970 - Renault purchases Europcar
1973 - Creation of subsidiaries in Belgium, Germany, Holland & Switzerland
1974 - Acquisition of Budget Italy: Corporate expansion into 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 web based Online Reservation System
- Volkswagen AG becomes sole shareholders in Europcar and showing commitment in developing as a lifestyle company.
2000 - Budget Rent A Car become a new strategic partners for Canada and North America.
2006 – Major acquisition of Europcar by Eurazeo and acquisition of Keddy (Belgium) and Ultramar (Spain)
- Partnership with Mazda in Japan
- Start of operations in India through franchise
2007 - Acquisition of the European businesses of Vanguard (National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car) and Transatlantic Alliance with Vanguard
- Acquisition of Betacar (Balearic and Canary Islands)
2008 - Opening in Beijing through local partnership
- Acquisition of ECA Car Rental, Europcar's Master Franchisee in Australia & New Zealand
- Strategic Alliance with Enterprise to form the World's Largest Car Rental Network
2009 - Partnerships with Nissan and Renault to market electric vehicles by 2010/2011 and advance zero-emission mobility on a global scale.