Enterprise Holdings

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Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Type Private holding company
Industry Car rental
Founded 1957 (1957)
Founder(s) Jack Taylor
Headquarters Clayton, Missouri, United States
Key people Andrew C. Taylor,
Chairman & CEO
Donald A Ross,
Vice Chairman
Pamela Nicholson,
President & COO
Revenue $15.4 billion
Employees 74,000
Website enterpriseholdings.com

Enterprise Holdings, Inc. is an American holding company headquartered in Clayton, Missouri. It is the parent company of car rental companies Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent a Car, PhillyCarShare, and Enterprise CarShare. The holding company was formed in 2009 as a result of Enterprise Rent-A-Car's 2007 acquisition of Vanguard Automotive Group, the parent company of National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car. Enterprise ranks as the largest car rental company in the United States.[1] The company sells its used cars through Enterprise Car Sales.

History[edit]

Enterprise CarShare[edit]

In 2008, Enterprise piloted its first on-campus carsharing program at Washington University in St. Louis.[2] The program, called WeCar, was introduced at University of South Florida in July 2009.[2] As of September 2012, WeCar has 100 carsharing programs in more than 30 American states and Canada, and the service offers almost 100 electric cars and plug-in hybrids, including the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt.[3]

By September 2013, WeCar was re-branded as Enterprise CarShare.[4]

Mergers and acquisitions[edit]

A planned acquisition of Citer SA was announced in November 2011; this includes the acquisition of subsidiary Atesa.[5] This acquisition would add 30,000 vehicles to the company's fleet and provide entry into the French and Spanish markets.[5]

Enterprise acquired Zimride ride-matching business on July 10, 2013. Terms of the sale were not released.[6]

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