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Avis Budget UK buys ACL Hire

Avis Budget UK customers in Scotland will now be able to enjoy an increase in van accessibility, thanks to the acquisition of ACL Hire, a family-owned vehicle rental company based in West Lothian, with operations throughout Scotland and the UK.

Offering a large and wide range of fleet and specialising in commercial vehicle rentals, ACL Hire has been consistently recognised for its quality of service, having been named as the top supplier on four categories for the Scotland Excel Framework, as well as being shortlisted as top suppliers in the areas of Supplier Excellence and Customer Service Excellence in 2015, and the GO Best Service Award in 2017.

Avis Budget UK will welcome all ACL Hire’s staff to the business, including ACL’s founders James and William Harris, who will continue to bring new business on board and maintain a close link with the existing customer base.

As van experts, Avis says that the ACL Hire team will be able to offer an enhanced business rental proposition to Avis Budget customers in Scotland and throughout the UK.

James Harris said: “We’re excited about this new chapter and are committed to continuing to provide the same, high quality service our loyal customer base has enjoyed over the last seven years.

“A leader in the British car rental industry with a global parent company investing in a business in Scotland represents a massive boost, as well as a stepping stone towards new and exciting plans for us all in the future.”

Nina Bell, managing director of Avis Budget UK, added: “We feel very strongly that by combining the strengths of the two companies, we will be able to offer customers of both a more comprehensive commercial vehicle rental offering. This is a strong addition to Avis Budget UK’s rapidly-growing Commercial Vehicle segment and will help us to better understand and serve our customers both in Scotland and across the UK.” 

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