LONDON, Oct. 18, 2011 – Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) has announced that Hertz On Demand, Hertz's global car sharing club, has signed a partnership with BAA's Heathrow Airport ("Heathrow") to provide a business car share program for selected airport employees. As part of the agreement, Hertz On Demand is supplying Heathrow with a dedicated fleet of low emission Ford Fiestas for use as employee pool cars. Bookings are managed by a convenient online system. The facility also includes servicing, maintenance, cleaning, tax and tires. The program will allow Heathrow to significantly drive down overall costs by improving liveried vehicle utilization and management along with reducing administration and overheads.
Michel Taride, President Hertz International, commented: "The Heathrow pool car model is a business version of our Hertz on Demand car share service, which offers companies the ability to manage their fleet in an eco-friendly, efficient and cost-effective way. It has allowed Heathrow to reduce its number of pool vehicles by 25 per cent, just by virtue of our technology."
Max Vialou-Clark, Retail Services Director, Heathrow, added: "We are very pleased with the efficiency that the Hertz on Demand solution provides for our employee pool cars, making it far easier to manage our liveried vehicles while reducing costs. What's more, our partnership with Hertz On Demand is a key program to support our environmental sustainability initiatives."
The Ford Fiestas are equipped with Hertz on Demand technology to provide employees with keyless entry and in-car access to a Member Care Centre operator if assistance is needed.
The partnership with Heathrow serves as another example of the growing trend of businesses seeking innovative travel solutions which are convenient, cost-effective and eco-friendly. With a wide range of mobility offerings, including Hertz on Demand car sharing, Hertz is ideally positioned to offer companies tailored solutions which are designed to meet the demands of businesses today.
Hertz On Demand is able to place cars on corporate sites and also offer corporate members the added benefit of classic rent a car services. Businesses, government entities with fleet operations, and even companies operating residential buildings, such as apartment blocks, can all benefit by offering employees and tenants car sharing services.
Companies seeking further information on how Hertz On Demand can benefit their business can contact members of the team on www.hertzondemand.com.
Heathrow is one of the world's busiest international airports. Regarded as the hub of the aviation world, over 90 airlines have made Heathrow their base. Heathrow is the largest of the six airports owned by BAA, a leading airport company.
About Hertz On Demand
Hertz On Demand has more than 800 vehicles available to drive from more than 250 locations worldwide, including corporate offices and universities. Hertz On Demand offers vehicles equipped with keyless entry, and benefits covered by the competitive hourly rate including gas, insurance, GPS turn-by-turn navigation, 24/7 roadside assistance, 24-hour in car Member Care Centre communication, and, in the US, 180 free miles per 24 hours. For more information, visit www.HertzOnDemand.com or call Member Care Services at 877-654-4400.
Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand operating from more than 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 83 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The Company also has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa and the Middle East. Product and services such as Hertz #1 Club Gold(R), NeverLost(R) in-car GPS system, SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Prestige, Adrenaline and Green Traveler Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. The Company also operates the Advantage car rental brand at 26 airports in the U.S. And, Hertz operates one of the world's largest equipment rental businesses, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, offering a diverse line of equipment for rent, including tools and supplies, and new and used equipment for sale, from approximately 325 branches in the United States, Canada, China, France, Spain, Italy and Saudi Arabia.