Western Australians will gain greater access to regional hubs such as Port Hedland, Paraburdoo, Geraldton and Bunbury with the expansion of Europcar for private and commercial car hire.
The addition of nine new stations and over 3000 vehicles comes as a result of Europcar’s new long-term franchise agreement with leading local car rental provider, AUS Fleet Solutions (AFS).
Europcar offers rental options for private or commercial use, with utes, trucks, buses and 4WDs available to fit out any mining utility vehicle fleet.
Europcar managing director Benoit Garel said the company was expecting a big ramp up in demand as COVID-19 restrictions ease in 2022.
“This partnership comes at a particularly strategic time as Western Australia prepares to reopen to Australia in 2022. We anticipate high demand for car rental in the state and this partnership puts us in a strong position to cater for Europcar customers wanting to rediscover the west,” he said.
“There are great synergies between our two businesses. Europcar’s status as an innovative, market leading global brand along with AUS Fleet Solutions’ esteemed reputation established over 40 years will provide an even greater service for our customers.
“Whether it be general consumers who wish travel and experience all that WA has to offer or businesses looking to expand their commercial vehicle fleets, this partnership will create greater options and locations for our customers.
“Particularly I look forward to enhancing the network and accessibility we now have in both metropolitan and regional WA.”