Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Leading global car rental company Europcar will open four new branches this month as part of a strategic network expansion in the West Australian market.

The new stations at Esperance Airport, Esperance city, Kalgoorlie Airport and Kalgoorlie city allow Europcar to service a number of key industries including mining, construction, logistics and infrastructure.

The Esperance and Kalgoorlie branches, which open on 1st February, will focus on mine-specified commercial vehicle rentals rather than the more usual passenger vehicles.

The fleet includes trucks, dual cab utes, single cab utes, 12-seater vans and a number of 33-seater coaches.

Europcar Australia and New Zealand Operations Director, Matt Barker, said demand for commercial vehicle rentals in regional Western Australia was outstripping supply, particularly in areas like Esperance and Kalgoorlie.

“We are improving and broadening our product range to better meet the needs of our clients,” Mr Barker said.

“The new stations in Esperance and Kalgoorlie will serve local industry demands to meet the needs of ongoing project work, in particular increased fleet requirements and for temporary replacements due to breakdown and repairs.

“In addition, all of the vehicles for hire in the new Europcar branches are mine specified which means that they meet safety standards of construction and mine sites,” Mr Barker said.

Mr Barker said the focus on mine-specified commercial vehicles reflected Europcar’s ongoing commitment to expanding its fleet to meet varying client needs, including short and long-term vehicle rentals for corporate clients.

“This is a new initiative for Europcar and we’re very excited to be operating in these important markets,” Mr Barker said.

The new Europcar branches are located at:
Esperance City
1 The Esplanade, Esperance WA 6045
Ph: 08 9072 0040
Esperance Airport
Coolgardie- Esperance Highway Gibson WA 6448
Ph: 08 9072 0040
Kalgoorlie City
240 Boulder Rd Kalgoorlie 6432
Ph: 08 9021 7002
Kalgoorlie Airport
Kalgoorlie Airport Broadwood WA 6430
Ph: 08 9093 1991

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Media Contact for more information:

Joanne Painter
(T) 61 3 9642 4107
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Europcar International is one of the world's largest vehicle rental companies and the #1 rental agency in Europe. Its global network spans 3000 car hire locations in 150 countries covering Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, North and Central America, Mexico, Caribbean and Asia-Pacific.

Europcar is one of Australia and New Zealand's most popular providers of car rental services, operating a large fleet of quality vehicles across a network of over 121 locations in Australia and 23 locations in New Zealand.
Joanne Painter
P: 03 9642 4107


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