Romania Experiencing Increasing Trend in Operational Leasing


Hertz is the largest rent a car company worldwide. It is present in over 150 countries and operates in over 3.000 airport locations all around the globe. There are over 30.000 employees working at Hertz.

The history of Hertz dates back to 1918, in America when W.L. Jacobs had the innovative idea and established the first car rental office in the world, in Chicago, in the United States of America, purchasing and repairing on his own twelve second hand Ford model T automobiles. Since then, the Company grew and expanded rapidly, becoming the largest Car Rental in the world and remaining the leader in the car rental market for almost a century now. In 1961, Hertz established its first office in Athens Greece and in 1974 Autohellas ATEE, has been granted the official franchisee of Hertz for Greece. Autotechnica Fleet Services was established in Romania by Autohellas ATEE at the beginning of 2007 as a franchisee of HERTZ and within a short period of time became a senior player on the market of Car Rental and Operating Leasing – Fleet Management Services.

Hertz Romania (Autotechnica Fleet Services) offers a complete range of services for rent a car on short term, long term, monthly rentals or operational leasing services and fleet management. The fleet in Romania has 3500 cars and covers a wide range of model and group cars. Hertz Romania is one of the rent a car companies with the largest number of locations, present in 6 cities: Bucharest, Cluj- Napoca, Constanta, Iasi, Sibiu si Timisoara.

General Manager George Asimakis says: “We support SMEs, including those in the HORECA segment. If we are talking about operating leasing versus rent a car, growth will come mainly from leasing. The demand for operational leasing is high, there are many foreign companies doing business in Romania.”


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