You can always get a ride with Enterprise, no matter where your journey’s headed and how long it will take: starting from an hour, ending whenever you want. You can also return your car at the location that suits you best.
By sharing our cars with this much flexibility, we offer the best possible alternative for owning a car. With Enterprise, you can enjoy your car when you need it — and when you don’t, then you don’t have to worry about it and the next person will take it out on the road. That’s how we want to create a world where sharing mobility is the most obvious choice. Not just so you don’t have to worry about maintenance, extra taxes and expensive parking spots, but also for a better environment, less cars on the road and less parking spots in the Randstad.
We don’t just do this in the Netherlands, but also in the rest of the world: you can find us in over 90 countries. This means we can always help: whether you’re going on a city trip to Paris, travel through the US for a few weeks or even if you need a car just for a few hours to visit a client, we’re here for you.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car was founded over 60 years ago by Jack Taylor, a pilot from the United States. When he came home after the Second World War, he had two dreams: a family and a business of his own. That second dream came true in 1957, with seven cars and the – at the time – new concept of leasing cars.
Now, over 60 years later, Enterprise is a trusted name across the globe. We offer mobility in over 90 countries with over 2 million vehicles, from a range of cars and vans to entire trucks. As the biggest car sharing company in the world, we’re ready to help across the world to make sure you hit the road with your perfect car.
In 2013, we opened up our first location in the Netherlands: at Schiphol Airport we rented out the 10 cars we had at the time, from behind a wooden counter. Demand grew so quickly that after eight months, we already opened up our next location, by Amsterdam Central Station, and since 2016 we’re also located at Eindhoven Airport and by Station Maastricht.
With seven cars and a hunch that customers will embrace the novel concept of hiring automobiles, Jack Taylor founds Executive Leasing Company in St. Louis.
Jack listens to his customers and hears that they need to rent cars while theirs are being repaired. Executive Leasing Co. adds a rental car business division with a fleet of 17 vehicles. The company also starts a Car Sales division.
Jack and team are ready to expand the company beyond St. Louis. With this expansion, Jack renames his growing operation "Enterprise" in honour of the aircraft carrier on which he served.
Enterprise opens its first international office in Windsor, Canada. By this time the company has more than 200,000 rental vehicles and 1,500 locations. A year later, in 1994, the first European office in Reading, England, opens its doors.
Enterprise opens its first on-airport rental location at the Denver International Airport. The company operates more than 250,000 rental vehicles.
Enterprise operates more than 6,000 offices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany. In the US, it has locations within 15 miles of 90 per cent of the population. The company has 600,000 rental cars and 135,000 Fleet Management vehicles in service.
Enterprise CarShare begins under the network of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s hourly car rentals.
Enterprise expands into France and Spain with the acquisition of Citer and Atesa.
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