Avis Budget UK Welcomes ACL Hire, Extending Van Offering in Scotland and Across the UK

Bracknell, 16 November 2017 – From today, Avis Budget UK customers in Scotland will be able to enjoy a significant increase in van accessibility, thanks to the acquisition of ACL Hire Ltd, a family-owned vehicle rental company based in West Lothian, with operations throughout Scotland and the UK.

Offering a large and wide range of fleet and specialising in commercial vehicle rentals, ACL Hire has been consistently recognised for its quality of service, having been named as the top supplier on four categories for the Scotland Excel Framework, as well as being shortlisted as top suppliers in the areas of Supplier Excellence and Customer Service Excellence in 2015, and the GO Best Service Award in 2017.

Avis Budget UK will welcome all ACL Hire’s staff to the business, including ACL’s founders James and William Harris, who will continue to bring new business on board and maintain a close link with the existing customer base. As van experts, the ACL Hire team will be able to offer an enhanced business rental proposition to Avis Budget customers in Scotland and throughout the UK.

James Harris commented: “We’re excited about this new chapter and are committed to continuing to provide the same, high quality service our loyal customer base has enjoyed over the last seven years.

“A leader in the British car rental industry with a global parent company investing in a business in Scotland represents a massive boost, as well as a stepping stone towards new and exciting plans for us all in the future.”

Nina Bell, Managing Director, Avis Budget UK, added: “We feel very strongly that by combining the strengths of the two companies, we will be able to offer customers of both a more comprehensive commercial vehicle rental offering. This is a strong addition to Avis Budget UK’s rapidly-growing Commercial Vehicle segment and will help us to better understand and serve our customers both in Scotland and across the UK.”

For more information on Avis Car Rental’s business vehicle offering, visit www.avis.co.uk/business-rentals or call 0808 284 5000.

For more information on ACL’s business vehicle offering, visit www.aclhire.com/rental/.

About Budget 

Budget Car Rental is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,500 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget is an industry leader in providing vehicle rental services to value-conscious travellers and also operates one of the largest local and one-way truck rental businesses in the United States, through a network of approximately 1,550 locations. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world.  For further information, visit www.budget.com


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