Sixt and Kulp Car Rentals enter into Franchise Agreement for Philadelphia

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dec. 3, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Sixt SE and its U.S. Franchise Unit (Sixt Franchise USA LLC) announce the signing of a franchise agreement with Kulp Car Rentals. Kulp Car Rentals will open a new Sixt franchise to service Philadelphia International Airport and also plans to open additional franchise locations in Philadelphia. Sixt continues to seek growth-oriented entrepreneurs in an initiative to expand its franchise network into the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America as part of its effort to further internationalize the group's business.

"We are thrilled to have Kulp Car Rentals join the Sixt franchise system. Kulp's plan to expand into the Philadelphia market will accelerate Sixt's growth in the region as we continue to build momentum throughout the U.S.," said Craig Olson, Executive Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Sixt. "Kulp is a family-run business like Sixt that has been providing fantastic service throughout their existing network, and we know they will bring the same commitment to the Philadelphia market."

"We are looking forward to expanding into the airport car rental market with Sixt. We are confident that Sixt's premium strategy, global customer base, and proven franchise system will help us build a strong business in Philadelphia," commented Mike Kulp, President and CFO of Kulp. "Expanding our business beyond the replacement rental market is a goal of ours and we feel a Sixt franchise is the best possible choice to facilitate our expansion."

Independent car rental operators, car dealership owners, and entrepreneurs are great candidates for Sixt franchises. Sixt is Germany's leading mobility service provider with a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Sixt franchise system is a proven international success, with more than 80 master franchisees operating from nearly 1,100 worldwide locations. In the U.S., Sixt franchisees are already operating locations in nine states. Sixt also operates corporate branches in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Knoxville and Seattle (sixt.com). Sixt plans to further expand in the U.S. with a step by step, measured approach of both franchise and corporate expansion.

Franchise Information

Those interested in Sixt Franchise Opportunities can visit sixt-franchise.com and/or contact Craig Olson, VP North America Franchise Development at 954-874-1786 or craig.olson@sixt.com[i].

About Sixt

Headquartered in Pullach near Munich, Sixt SE is a leading international provider of premium mobility services for business and corporate customers as well as private travelers. Sixt is represented in more than 100 countries around the world and is continually expanding its presence. Sixt is the only international provider to develop flexible and tailored concepts for its customers that integrate rental, leasing, car sharing and limousine service products. Strengths such as the high number of premium brands in the vehicle fleet, employees' consistent focus on service and good value for money have enabled the company, which was founded in 1912, to establish an excellent market position. The company collaborates with prestigious hotels, popular airlines and a range of renowned service providers from the tourism industry. The Sixt Group generates sales revenues of EUR 1.66 billion (2013).
http://www.sixt.com

[i] Sixt offers franchises solely by means of a Franchise Disclosure Document. Certain states and foreign countries have laws governing the offer and sale of franchises. Sixt will not offer franchises to residents of those states or countries before complying with all applicable legal requirements in those jurisdictions.

SOURCE Sixt Franchise USA, LLC

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