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The Fleet News Rental 20

Fleet News' assessment of the top 20 UK rental firms based on fleet size.

Daily rental top 20

 1
Northgate Vehicle Hire
Total fleet size: 68,500 (UK)
Car fleet size: 10,000
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 56,000
No. rental locations: 89
No. airport locations: 0
MD: Phil Moorhouse
Owner: Northgate plc
Tel: 0870 240 2434
Web: www.northgateonline.co.uk

2
National Car Rental
Total fleet size: 60,000*
Car fleet size: 54,000*
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 6,000*
Rental locations: 250*
Airport locations: 44*
MD: John Leigh
Owner: Eurazeo
Tel: (44) 1923 81 10 00
Web: www.nationalcar.co.uk
*combined figures for Europcar UK Group

3
Europcar UK
Total fleet size: 60,000*
Car fleet size: 54,000*
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 6,000*
Rental locations: 250*
Airport locations: 44*
MD: John Leigh
Owner: Eurazeo
Tel: (44) 1923 81 10 00
Web: www.nationalcar.co.uk
*combined figures for Europcar UK Group

4
Avis
Total fleet size: 42,500
Car fleet size: 18,500
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 24,000*
Rental locations: 130
Airport locations: 27
MD: Kevin Bradshaw
Owner: Avis Europe
Tel: 0208 268 5300
Web: www.avis.co.uk
* access to 24,000 light commercials through partnership with TLS

5
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Total fleet size: 37,500
Car fleet size: 34,350
Sub 3.5-tonne van fleet size: 3,150
Rental locations: 350*
Airport locations: 13*
MD: Brice Adamson
Owner: Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Tel: 01784 221 300
Web: www.enterprise.co.uk
* Figures for UK & Ireland

6
Sixt rent a car
Total fleet size: 26,000*
Car fleet size: 10,000
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 16,000
Rental locations: 145 in the UK
Airport locations: 7
MD: Roger Freeman
Owner: Sixt AG, Germany
Tel: 0870 1 567 567
Web: www.sixt.co.uk
* including partner fleets

7
Hertz Europe
Total fleet size: 19,000*
Car fleet size: 16,300
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 0**
Rental locations: 139 in the UK
Airport locations: 29
President: Michel Taride
Owner: Hertz Global Holdings
Tel: 01895 553 500
Web: www.hertz.co.uk
* Excluding franchises
**No sub 3.5 tonne vehicles but 2,700 LCVs)

8
1car1 (Local Contract Hire)
Total fleet size: 18,000
Car fleet size: 14,400
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 3,600
Rental locations: 90
Airport locations: 18
MD: Simon Large
Owner: 1Car1
Tel: 0113-387-5520
Web: www.1car1.com

9
TLS Vehicle Rental
Total fleet size: 18,000
Car fleet size: 3,000
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 10,000
Rental locations: 27
Airport locations: 0
CEO: Carl D’Ammassa
Owner: General Electric
Tel: 0161 976 8588
Web: www.tls.co.uk

10
Thrifty Car & Van Rental
Total fleet size: 16,283
Car fleet size: 12,140
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 4,143
Rental locations: 92
Airport locations: 7
MD: Roger Hancock
Owner: Scot Group
Tel: 01392 411171
Web: www.thrifty.co.uk

11
Ford Rental
Total fleet size: 16,100
Car fleet size: 11,000
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 5,000
Rental locations: 115
Airport locations: 19
MD: Catherine Blee
Owner: Ford Motor Company
Tel: 01480 477252
Web: www.fordrental.co.uk

12
Budget Rent-a-Car
Total fleet size: 14,000
Cars: 13,000
Sub 3.5 tonne vans: 1,000
Rental locations: 70
Airport locations: 16
MD: Michael Graham
Tel: 01344 484100
Web: www.budget.co.uk

13
NVR Fleet UK
Total fleet size: 8,538
Car fleet size: 539
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 6,630
Rental locations: 7
Airport locations: 1
MD: David Edwards
Owner: Privately-owned
Tel: 01564 741100
Web: www.newtown.co.uk

14
Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental
Fleet Size: 8,000
Car Fleet Size: 800
Sub 3.5 tonne fleet size: 6,500
Locations: 16
Airport: 0
MD: Richard Metcalfe
Address: Shrewsbury
Web : www.burnt-tree.co.uk

15
Reflex Vehicle Solutions
Total fleet size: 7,000
Car fleet size: 2,500
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 4,500
Rental locations: London
Airport locations: none
MD: John Collins
Owner: John Collins and the Rose Trust
Tel: 01642 676869
Web: www.reflexvans.com

16
Salford Van and Car Hire
Total fleet size: 6,750
Car fleet size: 1,250
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 1,650
Rental locations: 3
Airport locations: 0
MD: Rafaello Bacci
Owner: Rafaello Bacci
Tel: 0161 833 0771
Web: www.salfordvanhire.com

17
Arnold Clark Car and Van Rental
Total fleet size: 5,718
Car fleet size: 3,273
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 2,396
Rental locations: 40
Airport locations: 5
General manager: Jeffrey Clark
Owner: Arnold Clark Automobiles
Tel: 01786 468700
Web: www.arnoldclarkrental.com

18
Peugeot Car and Van Rental
Total fleet size: 4,500
Car fleet size: n/a
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: n/a
Rental locations: 86
Airport locations 0
MD: Pierre-Louis Colin
Owner: PSA
Tel: 02476884000
*estimate based on 2007 figures

19
Apex Car and Van Rental
Total fleet size: 4,000
Car fleet size: 3,100
Sub 3.5-tonne van fleet size: 900
Rental locations: 7
Airport locations: 3
Director: Roland Standley
Owner: Privately owned
Tel: 01323 745444

20
Practical Car & Van Rental
Total fleet size: 3,500
Car fleet size: 2,350
Sub 3.5-tonne fleet size: 1,150
Rental locations: 164
Airport locations: 11
MD: Graham Lond
Owner: Privately-owned
Tel: 0121 772 8599
Web: www.practical.co.uk
 

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