ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2016 /CNW/ -- Enterprise Holdings Inc. today announced the beginning of significant expansion of its brands in the Gulf Region, including the addition of 29 joint National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car branch offices throughout United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Jordan – plus two Enterprise Rent-A-Car locations in Saudi Arabia.
"The Gulf Region offers significant growth opportunities due to an influx of tourists and business travelers, and the local mobility needs of domestic customers," said Peter A. Smith, vice president of global franchising at Enterprise Holdings, which owns the National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car and Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands.
Enterprise Holdings' offices in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have been fully integrated into the company's global reservation system for greater efficiency. These locations represent the initial phase of implementation, with additional openings in these four countries, as well as expansion into other Gulf Region countries planned for later this year.
The Gulf Region expansion further illustrates Enterprise Holdings' vision to build a network recognized for high quality and customer service in major markets across the globe. Enterprise Holdings is operational in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide.
"Premier Car Hire"
Enterprise Holdings' Smith is scheduled to be a keynote speaker tomorrow at the International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas, which will include an interactive discussion about the company's global expansion. "We're now able to capitalize on opportunities in the Gulf Region as a result of our partnership with the Al Jomaih Group," he noted. "This represents tremendous long-term potential for both companies, because we share a passion for outstanding customer service as well as strategic growth."
AJAR (Al Jomaih Auto Rental), a car rental business established by the Al Jomaih Group, is the master franchisee for Enterprise Holdings in the Gulf Region. "We anticipate a great deal of success through our partnership with Enterprise, as we both are driven to become the premier car hire company in the region," said Ibrahim M. Abdulaziz Al Jomaih, CEO of the Al Jomaih Group.
Founded in 1936 and with more than 7,000 employees, Al Jomaih Group is a highly diversified business that is recognized as a leader in many consumer, commercial and industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia.
Through carefully selected partnerships with world renowned brands, such as General Motors, Shell, Pepsi and Yokohama, the Al Jomaih Group has developed significant interests in a number of business sectors including automotive, beverages, lubricants, heavy equipment, real estate, power generation, communications, oil and gas, and investment. Its subsidiary, Al Jomaih Automotive, is the largest General Motors dealer in the Middle East.
About Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings – which owns the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands – and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, together offer a total transportation solution, including extensive car rental and car-sharing services, truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. Combined, these businesses accounted for $19.4 billion in revenue, employed more than 93,000 and owned 1.7 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2015.
Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America's Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune's list of the 500 largest American public companies. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. The company's affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies, government agencies and organizations with medium-sized fleets of 20 or more vehicles. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental, Exotic Car Collection by Enterprise, Zimride by Enterprise,and Enterprise Flex-E-Rent.
This press release and car rental industry news are available in the Enterprise Holdings Press Room.
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For further information: Laura Bryant, Enterprise Holdings, Laura.T.Bryant@ehi.com, https://www.enterpriseholdings.com