- For the town in France, see Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
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|Traded as||FWB: SIX2|
|Headquarters||Pullach, Bavaria, Germany|
|Key people||Erich Sixt (CEO and chairman of the executive board), Gunter Thielen (Chairman of the supervisory board) Regine Sixt (Senior Executive Vice President)|
|Employees||3,052 (December 2011)|
Sixt (Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG) is a worldwide car rental company located in over 100 countries with over 4,000 locations. Sixt is currently the 5th largest car rental company in the world and has a car rental fleet with over 225,000 vehicles. Sixt was founded in 1912 by Martin Sixt in Munich, and has continuously expanded internationally. The Sixt slogan is "Spirit of Mobility".
The company is owned 57% by the Sixt family. The remainder of the shares is traded stock. Several family members manage the company: Erich Sixt (CEO), Regine Sixt (Marketing), Alexander Sixt (Corporate Development), Konstantin Sixt (Online).
Sixt is the 5th biggest car rental company in the World and is the largest BMW car rental company in the world. Sixt is named after the founder's last name Martin Sixt.
History of Sixt rent a car
Sixt was founded in 1912 with three vehicles in downtown Munich, the vehicles he had were Deutz Landauler de Luxe and two Daimlers. It was originally called "Martin Sixt Autofahrten". Then World War I came and all of the vehicles were used for the war. After the war the name of the business was changed to "Sixt Autofahrten". Then Sixt withstood the time of WWII by hiding three cars during the war. Once the war was over Sixt brought out these three vehicles and tried again to become a car rental company. Sixt was passed down from generation to generation and is now being run by the third generation of the Sixt family. Sixt has expanded through the years and has become the leading car rental company in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Sixt offers car rentals in more than 100 countries.
Sixt operates under the name "Sixt rent a car" in the UK and headquarters is located in Chesterfield. Sixt has over 150 rental locations in the United Kingdom alone. Sixt has been operating in the UK since the 1970s.
Sixt started operations in the USA in 2011, and plans to expand throughout the US with franchisee locations and corporate locations at every main airport terminal. As of November 2012, Sixt had operations in thirteen locations in the USA, in four states, in the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Phoenix, and Seattle, as franchises. As of May 2014 Sixt has over 30 locations in the US and is operating in 10 states.
Sixt was Bavaria's first car rental company in 1912. Sixt also became one of the first leasing companies in Germany in 1969. Today Sixt has over 460 car rental locations in Germany making Sixt (according to its own publicity) the leading car rental company in Germany.
Sixt does more then just car rentals in Germany, Sixt has created a joint venture with BMW to create a car sharing program called Drive Now. As well as myDriver a cheap limousine service. Sixt is working on offering more mobility services then just car rentals.
The Shlomo Group operates a franchise in Israel, under the brand Shlomo Sixt.
Sixt Rental Fleet - Vehicle Models available in the USA
Sixt's current car rental selection includes:
- Car/Combi Vehicles: Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa, Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Nissan Sentra, Mazda 3, Hyundai Elantra, Volvo S60, Hyundai Genesis, Chrysler 300, Toyota Corolla, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, VW Jetta, Toyota Camry, Ford Taurus, Dodge Charger, Hyundai Sonata, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 series, BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK
- Off-road Vehicles : Jeep Liberty, Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, Chevrolet Equinox, Volvo XC90, Lincoln MKX, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
- Van/MPV Vehicles: Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Flex
- Convertible Vehicles: Ford Mustang, Chrysler 200, Chevrolet Camaro, Mercedes-Benz SLK
- "History of Sixt rent a car". Retrieved 4 August 2013.
- "Sixt established a Franchise Network in the United States". 20 Nov 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- http://ie.sixt.com/car-rental/germany. Missing or empty
- http://www.drive-now.com. Missing or empty
- http://www.mydriver.com/. Missing or empty
- "Timeline | Redspot Sixt Rent a Car". Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- Maierbrugger, Arno (29 June 2013). "Sixt drives into Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam". Inside Investor. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
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