Avis India Turns 20, Retains Position as Leading Car Rental Firm
Car rental service provider Avis India has completed 20 years of operations in India. Having started its operations with nine cities and nine offices, the company has today emerged as a leading mobility company and the leading car rental company in the country with a network of 50 rental stations in 19 cities.
The scale of its operations underlines the brand’s successful go-to-market strategy, which has helped it sustain high revenue and profit growth in a highly competitive market. In its two-decade journey, Avis India has launched a number of solutions across multiple formats – including chauffeur drive, operating lease, self-drive car and fleet management services – to cater to both corporate and retail customers across India
In 2016, the company introduced a mobile app, the only one of its kind in the world that provides mobility options for both self-drive and chauffeur drive in India and abroad. Its functionality was further extended to car delivery and collection in 2017, which helped Avis India add the USP of complimentary car delivery and collection for all self-drive rental bookings.
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In 2018, Avis India acquired the chauffeur drive and airport transfers business for Emirates, which was another major milestone for the brand. Its years of expertise in fleet management has also transformed into a new offering – CARe, a subscription-based fleet management service.
Sunil Gupta, MD, and CEO, Avis India said, “In our two-decade-long journey in India, we have had a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. The last 20 years have helped us strengthen the pillars of our success: innovation, seizing new opportunities, financial strength, and engaged teams. I want to thank the entire Avis family for their contribution to our continued success. The loyalty and feedback of our customers is central to our success. We are committed to building on this strong foundation and become even more relevant to our customers’ changing mobility needs.”
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Avis India, a joint venture between Avis Budget Group Inc and The Oberoi Group, currently has a fleet of more than 6,000 premium cars across the country, with a network extending across 50 conveniently-located stations in 20 cities. Avis in India is present at Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Kochi, Coimbatore, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, Rishikesh, Shimla, Udaipur, and Vadodara.Comments