Hertz UK Limited, a part of The Hertz Corporation, a general use car rental brand, will expand its network following the recent acquisition of CCL Vehicle Rentals Limited (CCL), the Dorset, UK-based national accident management provider.
The new branches will provide both Hertz and CCL customers with a complete range of rental vehicles including cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles, as well as special weekend rates for local leisure business. Additionally, Hertz is opening major hub locations for its CCL business and co-locating with body shops, hotels and repair facilities to serve local customers.
Michel Taride, group president of Hertz International, said: ‘We are fully committed to developing new and expanded partnerships in the car and van Insurance Replacement Market in the UK, offering customers pickup and delivery services, as well as growing leisure and business rentals. The expansion of our network in the country reinforces our commitment to the Insurance Replacement Market and local customers now and in the future.’
Neil Cunningham, general manager, UK & Europe Off Airport at Hertz UK Limited, said: ‘Hertz and CCL are a powerful combination to meet the needs of insurers and the wider market. By bringing our locations closer to the customer we hope to support greater choice and bring our comprehensive range of products and exceptional service to the industry and consumer alike.’
Hertz has opened 17 locations in the UK so far this year including Ashford, Barnstaple, Basildon, Bedford, Bolton, Bow, Bracknell, Catterick, Chatham, Colwyn Bay, Gravesend, Hastings, Islington, Newbury, Thetford, Walkden (Manchester), and Wembley. Hertz will continue the rapid expansion, with ten more locations to open in the next two months, mainly across Northern areas and the Midlands.
CCL Accident Support is a pioneer in accident management services to the authorised hire and credit hire market in the UK. With a turnover of over £21 million in 2012, the company now employs nearly 200 people across six UK locations.