Europcar Ireland franchise expanding

Europcar Ireland has announced details of two new franchises opening this month in Waterford and Cavan as the group prepares to roll out its expansion programme.

The business network will have 10 locations, which include Dublin, Cork, Shannon, Kerry, Knock, Athlone, Navan, Galway, Cavan and Waterford.

Colm Menton, Chief Executive Officer of Europcar Ireland commented: “We are delighted with the interest in the Europcar franchise network and expect a lot more franchisees to come on board this year.”

“The franchise system is win-win for Europcar and the franchise holders alike. The franchisee gets to tap into the Europcar reputation in the industry, as the largest car hire company, garnering support from a dedicated Europcar franchise manager and a range of support systems. The expansion in our franchise programme widens our geographical reach and strengthens the network. Expansion also increases our capabilities and allows us to work with business people in local communities, drawing on their local knowledge and reputation.

“Franchising the Europcar brand across the country is key to the further growth and development of our business. 2013 was a record year for Europcar Ireland with over 900,000 rental days and an increase in the fleet by over 11pc. We are confident that the franchise programme will build on this growth and further success in 2014.”

Europcar International