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Voitures Europcar

History

2015

Success of Europcar's listing. Our history and track record convinced a very broad pool of french and international investors to join us in the next stage of our business development.

 

2015

2012

Europcar revamps its brand image with a new slogan, “Moving your way” and a new logo. Moving Your Way conveys the company’s commitment to support its customers’ mobility needs throughout their lives. The website www.europcar.com is redesigned to incorporate the new logo and slogan, with technical improvements also made.

 

2012

europcar 2012 - 2011

2011

Europcar is voted sponsor of the year, thanks to its involvement in cycling. Daimler and Europcar sign an agreement to extend Car2Go throughout Europe.

 

2011

europcar 2011 - 2010

2010

Europcar becomes the main sponsor for the Jean-René Bernaudeau cycling team, which is named “Team Europcar”.

Daimler and Europcar team up to launch the Car2Go service in Hamburg, Germany.

 

2010

2009

Europcar deploys a mobile booking service, allowing customers to locate the closest branch and book a vehicle using their mobile phone. The innovative service, which provides customers with greater mobility, is operational on Europcar’s entire international network.

 

2009

2008

A new strategic alliance is formed with the North American leader, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, with the aim of continuing to expand. The group has more than 8,000 branches and a fleet of more than 1 million vehicles.

 

2008

2007

Europcar is the first company to provide a 100% non-smoking fleet in France.
Europcar acquires Betacar, its franchisee in Spain for the past 25 years. Since it was formed in 1965, Betacar has experienced rapid growth and is made up of more than one hundred branches with a fleet of around 8,000 vehicles.

 

2007

2006

Acquisition of Europcar by Eurazeo, making it the single shareholder of the European leader in rental vehicles. The legal entity, Europcar Groupe, is created on 16 Mar 2006, and holds a 100% stake in Europcar International.

 

2006

2005

Europcar signs the United Nations Global Compact launched by Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and adopts the ten fundamental values of the pact relating to Human Rights, labour standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption.

 

2005

2004

Creation of Europcar Asia Pacific covering 9 counties. Europcar opens in South America and announces the introduction of special assistance provided to all its franchisees in the region for sales, marketing, and fleet management.

 

2004

2003

Europcar becomes the European leader in rental vehicles thanks to a strategy based on a number of franchisees and the development of several partnerships with travel agencies, airlines, etc.

 

2003

2001

Europcar launches a new online booking service. This is a big step forward for Europcar. Its website www.europcar.com, as well as local websites, provide the 200,000 vehicles that make up its fleet for rental in 118 countries. Europcar launches hourly rental and prepayment, previously reserved for airlines, is now available to all customers.

 

2001

europcar 1999 - 2000

europcar 2000 - 1997

1997

The word “Interrent” is dropped from the name, and Europcar modernises its logo. Europcar is awarded several ISO 9002 certifications.

 

1997

1996

The Swiss and Dutch subsidiaries are taken over by franchisees.

 

1996

1992

Europcar becomes Europcar Interrent.

 

1992

europcar 1992 - 1991

1991

Accor acquires Wagons-Lits, and becomes a shareholder of Europcar International.

 

1991

europcar 1991 - 1989

1989

Europcar turns 40 years old. The orange branding is changed to green, the colour of hope and a symbol of unity for Europcar. The characters are white on a green background, again in italics. The décor in the branches and the staff uniforms are redesigned.

 

1989

1988

Renault sells its stake to Wagons-lits and Volkswagen. Europcar merges with InterRent.

 

1988

1981

The Compagnie Internationale Europcar is split into two companies: Europcar International (a holding company which acts as a franchiser) and Europcar France, focusing on operations in France.

 

1981

1980

To reinforce its image, Europcar launches into sponsoring sports events. The company sponsors a Renault Formula 1 team and the Paris-Dakar race. Europcar also ventures into other events such as golf tournaments, horseracing and marathons.

 

1980

1979

The Europcar network includes 212 branches in France, 743 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with a fleet of 9,000 vehicles and more than 1,000 employees serving an increasingly international clientele.

 

1979

1974

The final ‘s’ is dropped and the name of the company becomes “Europcar". Creation of subsidiaries in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Portugal.

 

1974

europcar 1973 - 1974

1973

Creation of subsidiaries in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

 

1973

1971

Europcars updates its brand identity and introduces a new logo and colour:orange.

 

1971

europcar 1970 - 1971

1970

Raoul-Louis Mattei sells Europcars to Régie Renault.

 

1970

1965

The Compagnie Internationale Europcars merges with L’Abonnement Automobile.

 

1965

europcar 1957 - 1965

europcar 1957 - 1965

1957

An agreement is signed to work with Hertz.

 

1957

europcar 1951 - 1957

1951

The name «Europcars» is created.

 

1951

1949

Europcar is founded in Paris by Raoul-Louis Mattei under the name of “L’Abonnement Automobile".

 

1949

europcar 1949

Moving Your Way since 1949

2015

Success of Europcar's listing. Our history and track record convinced a very broad pool of french and international investors to join us in the next stage of our business development.

2012

Europcar revamps its brand image with a new slogan, “Moving your way” and a new logo. Moving Your Way conveys the company’s commitment to support its customers’ mobility needs throughout their lives. The website www.europcar.com is redesigned to incorporate the new logo and slogan, with technical improvements also made.

europcar 2012 - 2011

2011

Europcar is voted sponsor of the year, thanks to its involvement in cycling. Daimler and Europcar sign an agreement to extend Car2Go throughout Europe.

2010

Europcar becomes the main sponsor for the Jean-René Bernaudeau cycling team, which is named “Team Europcar”.

Daimler and Europcar team up to launch the Car2Go service in Hamburg, Germany.

2009

Europcar deploys a mobile booking service, allowing customers to locate the closest branch and book a vehicle using their mobile phone. The innovative service, which provides customers with greater mobility, is operational on Europcar’s entire international network.

2008

A new strategic alliance is formed with the North American leader, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, with the aim of continuing to expand. The group has more than 8,000 branches and a fleet of more than 1 million vehicles.

2007

Europcar is the first company to provide a 100% non-smoking fleet in France.
Europcar acquires Betacar, its franchisee in Spain for the past 25 years. Since it was formed in 1965, Betacar has experienced rapid growth and is made up of more than one hundred branches with a fleet of around 8,000 vehicles.

2006

Acquisition of Europcar by Eurazeo, making it the single shareholder of the European leader in rental vehicles. The legal entity, Europcar Groupe, is created on 16 Mar 2006, and holds a 100% stake in Europcar International.

2005

Europcar signs the United Nations Global Compact launched by Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, and adopts the ten fundamental values of the pact relating to Human Rights, labour standards, the environment, and the fight against corruption.

2004

Creation of Europcar Asia Pacific covering 9 counties. Europcar opens in South America and announces the introduction of special assistance provided to all its franchisees in the region for sales, marketing, and fleet management.

2003

Europcar becomes the European leader in rental vehicles thanks to a strategy based on a number of franchisees and the development of several partnerships with travel agencies, airlines, etc.

2001

Europcar launches a new online booking service. This is a big step forward for Europcar. Its website www.europcar.com, as well as local websites, provide the 200,000 vehicles that make up its fleet for rental in 118 countries. Europcar launches hourly rental and prepayment, previously reserved for airlines, is now available to all customers.

1997

The word “Interrent” is dropped from the name, and Europcar modernises its logo. Europcar is awarded several ISO 9002 certifications.

1996

The Swiss and Dutch subsidiaries are taken over by franchisees.

1992

Europcar becomes Europcar Interrent.

1991

Accor acquires Wagons-Lits, and becomes a shareholder of Europcar International.

1989

Europcar turns 40 years old. The orange branding is changed to green, the colour of hope and a symbol of unity for Europcar. The characters are white on a green background, again in italics. The décor in the branches and the staff uniforms are redesigned.

1988

Renault sells its stake to Wagons-lits and Volkswagen. Europcar merges with InterRent.

1981

The Compagnie Internationale Europcar is split into two companies: Europcar International (a holding company which acts as a franchiser) and Europcar France, focusing on operations in France.

1980

To reinforce its image, Europcar launches into sponsoring sports events. The company sponsors a Renault Formula 1 team and the Paris-Dakar race. Europcar also ventures into other events such as golf tournaments, horseracing and marathons.

1979

The Europcar network includes 212 branches in France, 743 in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with a fleet of 9,000 vehicles and more than 1,000 employees serving an increasingly international clientele.

1974

The final ‘s’ is dropped and the name of the company becomes “Europcar". Creation of subsidiaries in Spain, Great Britain, Italy and Portugal.

1973

Creation of subsidiaries in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

1971

Europcars updates its brand identity and introduces a new logo and colour:orange.

1970

Raoul-Louis Mattei sells Europcars to Régie Renault.

1965

The Compagnie Internationale Europcars merges with L’Abonnement Automobile.

1957

An agreement is signed to work with Hertz.

1951

The name «Europcars» is created.

1949

Europcar is founded in Paris by Raoul-Louis Mattei under the name of “L’Abonnement Automobile".

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