Hertz Launches New Van Supersite For Newcastle, England

Hertz supersizes Van Supersite Network to meet growing north east regional demand for van fleet rental solutions

Nov 15, 2013, 08:00 ET from The Hertz Corporation

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, has announced that Hertz UK has extended its nationwide Van Supersite network to the Newcastle area. The 84,500 square foot facility based at Industrial Road, Washington, Tyne & Wear will serve businesses in the north east of England. The full range of vans on offer includes Luton box vehicles, tippers, crew cabs and customised vehicles.

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As with all Hertz Van Supersites, the Newcastle facility will support both bespoke and standard van rental requirements. Customers will have access to commercial vehicle expertise, service and maintenance support, and efficient repairs of both warranty and non-warranty vehicles. In addition, Hertz Van Supersites provide innovative fleet management services that enable fleet managers to streamline vehicle usage, cut down pool fleet numbers, and effectively reduce administration costs. 

Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: "Van rental offers a compelling alternative to vehicle ownership. It reduces the financial commitment of purchasing, breakdown cover, insurance, and getting a fleet taxed and ready for the road. The trend for van fleet rentals instead of purchases is increasing, which has created a requirement for our van rental business to expand even further."

"Hertz works with thousands of large and small van operators, from self-employed van drivers to large operators with 500+ van fleets," added Neil Cunningham, General Manager, Hertz UK. "We are excited to be investing and expanding in the local area and also increasing the number of people we employee locally."

The opening of the Newcastle Van Supersite is part of Hertz's long term plan to supersize its Van Supersite network in the UK, which now features 21 locations strategically placed throughout the country. The Supersites have the capacity to rent over 1,000 vehicles and have been specifically built to meet the demands of fleet managers who operate large commercial fleets. Located to enable quick and easy access to motorways, the network enables a rapid response to the needs of fleet managers across a large operating area.

Hertz Van Supersites can also provide body conversions, welfare vehicles or specialist vehicle wrapping. Customers can also benefit from a comprehensive list of services that covers everything from exterior wrap/livery, interior racking and shelving and tow bars, to beacons, cages, speed limiters, flood lights, hand wash units and reversing cameras/sensors.

Across the UK, Hertz operates a 5,000+ strong van fleet with vehicles of up to 3.5 tonnes. Vans available at the Newcastle location include:

  • Small vans such as Fiat Fiorino, Ford Connect, VW Caddy and Vauxhall Combo
  • Medium Vans such as Ford Transit 280 and VW Transporter
  • Large Vans such as Ford Transit LWB, ELWB and Mercedes Sprinters
  • Box Vans such as Ford Transit Luton and Curtain Siders
  • Single and Crew Cab Tippers and Drop Sides
  • Minibus (9 and 17 seater)
  • Double/Single Cab 4x4    

Hertz is a member of the BVRLA and Freight Transport Association and is the FTA Van Excellence Industry Partner for rental which promotes a voluntary code of practice for the safe and efficient operation of vans.

Notes to editors:

About Hertz The Hertz Corporation (www.hertz.com) operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in 80 countries.

Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.

Hertz Press Contact Nicola Hanley Ketchum T: +44 (0) 207 611 3597 E: nicola.hanley@ketchum.com

Ian Savage Ketchum         T: +44 (0) 207 611 3774 E: ian.savage@ketchum.com

SOURCE The Hertz Corporation