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More than half a century-old tradition of quality services

More than half a century-old tradition of quality services

AVIS was founded in 1946, when U.S. Air Force pilot, Warren Avis established a car rental company with three cars at Willow Run Airport in Detroit, USA. In half a century, this company has become the world´s top car rental company in over 170 countries with 500,000 vehicles worldwide.

In 1965, AVIS Europe has been established, which became independent in 1986, by which two large divisions of the company were made. AVIS operates in USA, Canada, the South American continent, Australia, New Zealand and AVIS Europe has more than 2700 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

In 1996 AVIS gained a general representation in Slovakia through the form of acquiring a local seller. Vladimír Orth, who started in 1992 with a small local car rental company offering Škoda Favorit and Felícia, participated in the tender of the international company: “I have found that if I want to progress higher, without foreign know how it would not work, because the market will increasingly require better services. After winning the tender and signing the contract, we had to transform the entire fleet in one year, equip the company with new vehicles in nine classes, from class A till class H. We sold the old cars and opened two new branches,” recalls Mr. Orth, Chief Executive Officer of United Rental Group.

 

In 1965, AVIS Europe has been established, which became independent in 1986, by which two large divisions of the company were made. AVIS operates in USA, Canada, the South American continent, Australia, New Zealand and AVIS Europe has more than 2700 offices in more than 100 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

In 1996 AVIS gained a general representation in Slovakia through the form of acquiring a local seller. Vladimír Orth, who started in 1992 with a small local car rental company offering Škoda Favorit and Felícia, participated in the tender of the international company: “I have found that if I want to progress higher, without foreign know how it would not work, because the market will increasingly require better services. After winning the tender and signing the contract, we had to transform the entire fleet in one year, equip the company with new vehicles in nine classes, from class A till class H. We sold the old cars and opened two new branches,” recalls Mr. Orth, Chief Executive Officer of United Rental Group.