Sixt Continues to Push Expansion in the USA
- New station opened in Detroit, more stations planned in other cities such as Dallas, Boston, and Philadelphia
- Number of locations almost doubled to 50 over the course of 2014
- Sixt wins Expedia and carrentals.com customer satisfaction survey
January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Munich / Fort Lauderdale – Sixt, Germany's biggest car rental company, is continuing to push its expansion in North America. The international mobility provider now has a station at Detroit Metro Airport offering its customers a comprehensive range of premium services and a broad spectrum of well appointed vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Cadillac. One of the Detroit station's major target groups will be the American automobile industry which is based there.
Sixt will steadily continue to build up its network of stations in the USA, which is the world's largest car rental market. Having opened in Detroit, other new locations are planned for the course of the year at major transport hubs, including rental stations at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Boston's Logan International Airport, and Philadelphia International Airport. Sixt is also planning new downtown stations in other major North American urban centers.
Sixt now has a total of more than 50 locations in the USA, which means it almost doubled its number of stations over the course of last year (beginning of 2014: 26 locations). Locations at Las Vegas McCarran Airport, San Diego International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and in Atlanta developed especially dynamically last year.
Outstanding customer service
Sixt's premium services are making their mark abroad as well as at home. A comprehensive customer satisfaction survey conducted by online travel agency Expedia and its subsidiary carrentals.com awarded Sixt USA first place last year for excellent customer service in the category of car rental companies that are not yet active nationwide. Sixt came out tops in major areas like vehicle quality, as well as in the friendliness and competence of its staff. Compared one-on-one against other evaluated car rental companies, Sixt even managed to beat big, established American companies in customer popularity.
With its steadily growing network of stations and its premium vehicle fleet and services, Sixt is attracting more and more business customers. The company offers vacationers attractive all-inclusive solutions as well as locations in popular tourist destinations such as the West Coast, especially in California. That makes Sixt the first choice for a comfortable road trip across the United States.
Johannes Boeinghoff, President of Sixt USA: "Having launched in 2011, Sixt has developed very successfully in the North American market. In just a few years we've built up a station network at major airports and downtown destinations, positioning ourselves firmly as a premium service provider. Good customer service, a steadily growing network of stations, and attractive early-booking specials are just some of the great reasons for vacationers and business travellers to choose Sixt in the USA."
Sixt's comprehensive services in the USA are available on the Internet at www.sixt.com, by calling 01806 / 25 25 25, and using specialized smartphone applications for all available models.
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 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).
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