- For the town in France, see Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
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|Traded as||FWB: SIX2|
|Key people||Erich Sixt (CEO and chairman of the executive board), Gunter Thielen (Chairman of the supervisory board)|
|Employees||3,052 (December 2011)|
Sixt is a Worldwide car rental company headquartered in Pullach, Germany. It has around 4,000 service stations in over 105 countries. Sixt was founded in 1912 by Martin Sixt in Munich, and continues to expand 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 seven vehicles in downtown Munich. It was originally called "Sixt Autofahrten"  and only had Mercedes in the fleet. 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 outside Germany in Europe
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 outside Europe
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. Sixt offers luxury cars at economy rates.
The Shlomo Group operates a franchise in Israel, under the brand Shlomo Sixt.
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- Maierbrugger, Arno (29 June 2013). "Sixt drives into Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam". Inside Investor. Retrieved 30 June 2013.
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