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SIXT Announces Expansion into Canada and Accelerates International Growth in North America | national company


SIXT, one of the world’s leading mobility providers, is accelerating its internationalization and growth strategy with its expansion into the billion-dollar Canadian market. As one of the largest countries in the world, individual mobility is crucial in Canada. The brand will open first in Vancouver and then in Toronto, encompassing the country’s two largest car rental destinations. SIXT now covers the North American continent with a growing network that offers best-in-class service to business and leisure travelers in the United States and Canada.

SIXT offers a unique, premium car rental experience in Canada with a higher percentage of premium, lower mileage vehicles, including BMWs and Mercedes-Benz. Canadian branches will also soon offer a digital counter bypass, which will allow customers to not only bypass the counter, but also pre-select the vehicle they want to book within two hours of pick-up.

The brand’s first Canadian branch will be located in Library Square in downtown Vancouver, close to theatres, hotels, stadiums, shops and major office buildings. Open 7 days a week, the location is also accessible via major public transport routes. Vancouver is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Canada, and when it comes to exploring the beauty of British Columbia, getting there by car is part of the experience.

“The expansion into Canada is an important milestone for our business, and we are excited to bring the premium SIXT experience to our northern neighbors,” said Thomas C. Kennedy, President and CFO of SIXT Americas. North. “Vancouver is a gateway to the world-famous ski resort of Whistler and a major leisure and commercial port city that attracts both business and leisure travelers year-round. Toronto is a financial and business hub with heavy seasonal traffic taking advantage of endless Canadian summers and outdoor activities.

David Wong, Regional Vice President Canada, SIXT brings 30 years of experience working in the rental market in Canada. Vancouver resident Wong said, “SIXT’s first Canadian branch will be located in one of Vancouver’s most impressive buildings in the city, and our fleet is unique and impressive. Our customers will appreciate the high-quality fleet of new premium sedans and SUVs, including various BMW models and the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 SUV for up to 7 passengers.

The Canadian expansion follows the opening of several new locations in the United States, including Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Thurgood Marshall International Airport in Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Albuquerque Sunport International Airport (ABQ), and Portland International Airport (PDX). Sixt now has operations in a total of 36 US airport markets and plans to expand to the top 50 markets.

In the United States, SIXT continued to expand its business with more than 1,200 employees serving 100 rental locations in 23 states. SIXT USA recently strengthened its position as the fourth largest car rental company in the United States, the largest car rental market in the world with a market volume of over $32 billion. The brand has also enhanced the digital experience with the SIXT app, allowing users to rent, ride, subscribe and, in some parts of the world, share rides, all in one app.

With exceptional customer service, technical innovations and affordable pricing from world-class manufacturers, SIXT aims to make travel exciting, easy and more flexible than customers ever imagined. Customers looking for a rental car in Vancouver this summer can reserve their vehicles through the SIXT website or app and are encouraged to book early and pay in advance to get the best rates for their premium rentals.

About SIXT

Sixt SE, headquartered in Pullach near Munich, is one of the leading international providers of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride and SIXT+ on the ONE mobility platform, the company offers a unique integrated premium mobility service in the areas of vehicle and commercial vehicle rental, car sharing, carpooling and car subscriptions. Products can be reserved via the SIXT app, which also integrates the services of its renowned mobility partners. SIXT is present in more than 100 countries around the world. The company stands for consistent customer orientation, a lived culture of innovation with strong technological competence, a high proportion of premium vehicles in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. In 2021, SIXT achieved significant market share gains as well as a new record result, amounting to revenues of 2.28 billion euros and a pre-tax profit of 442.2 million euros – despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. Over the previous decade, from 2009 to 2019, the SIXT Group doubled its turnover. Sixt SE is the parent company of the Group and has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (ordinary share ISIN: DE0007231326, preferred share ISIN: DE0007231334).

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PUBLISHED: 07/12/2022 07:02 AM/DISC: 07/12/2022 07:02 AM