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Celebrating 60 |1998-2007: Leadership – Company extends rental car industry lead

3.16.17.H04401_Facebook post_960x960To celebrate Enterprise Holdings’ 60th anniversary, we’re taking a look back at some of the company’s key milestones over the last six decades.

During its fifth decade, Enterprise Rent-A-Car left the old century behind and entered a new millennium … and celebrated 50 years in business. Along the way, the company surpassed milestone after milestone and set one new record after another – compiling a success story so compelling that it is being taught at dozens of universities.

The company also ushered in a new era for the industry. In a trend pioneered and driven by Enterprise, more cars are being rented from neighborhood locations than at the airports for the first time in the history of the U.S. rental car industry.

Check out some of the key milestones from the decade:

1998

-Worldwide revenue surpasses $4 billion

-Referral car Sales surpass 50,000 deliveries

1999

-Over 500,000 vehicles in combined rental and leasing fleet

-4,000 worldwide locations

-First Rent-A-Truck location opens

2000

-Worldwide revenue exceeds $5 billion

2001

-Combined fleet passes 600,000 vehicles

-Revenue worldwide tops $6 billion

2002

-5,000th location opens

2003

-U.K. coverage complete with entry into Northern Ireland

-Jack Taylor Founding Values Awards created

2004

-Combined fleet exceeds 700,000 vehicles

-Over 6,000 offices worldwide

-Revenue exceeds $7 billion worldwide

-Company adds 50th state, Alaska, to its domestic operating footprint

-Company affiliates with Professional Bull Riders

2005

-Over 800,000 vehicles in combined fleet

-Worldwide revenue passes $8 billion

-200th airport location opens

-Company climbs to 16th largest private company in U.S.

-Company teams up with NASCAR

-Home-city rental market outgrows airport market for first time

2006

-In third straight year of new billion-dollar milestones, revenue exceeds $9 billion

-Over 6,900 local and on-airport rental locations in eight countries

-Worldwide employment nears 65,000

-Enterprise Fleet Services renamed Enterprise Fleet Management

-Company earns seventh J.D. Power & Associates customer satisfaction award in eight years

-First office in Puerto Rico opens

2007

-Enterprise celebrates 50th anniversary

2 thoughts on “Celebrating 60 |1998-2007: Leadership – Company extends rental car industry lead”

  1. Very disappoint the representive tell now the depot are $200.00 for customer using debit card it’s sad enough that you have to show two bill for verification. On return the Car I learn I was charge for extra miles had I known the miles where not unlimited when picking up the car I would have got one that does ,you don’t rent without known you have a limit on miles she never said anything i told her we was gone to Savannah ,Ga from Opelika, Al. no wonder people like myself look for other rental become coming to enterprise

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