ABOUT ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR
Culture and hard work created Enterprise
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an ongoing American success story. Our guiding principles, and humble beginning, revolve around personal honesty and integrity. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were our family, and rewarding hard work. These things are as true today as they were when we were founded in 1957.
Today, our massive network means Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider. We offer car and truck rentals, as well as car sharing and car sales. We’re in over 85 countries with more than 7,600 locations. What does this mean to our customers? We’re there when you need us.
We take an active role in sustainability, not only because it’s smart for our business, but because we believe in making the world a better place for future generations. Because of our size, we are in a unique position to foster innovation, advance research and test market-driven solutions.
Did you know?
Founder Jack Taylor selected the name Enterprise as a salute to the WWII aircraft carrier he served on, the USS Enterprise. Today, the “Enterprise” name is synonymous with the leadership and vision of the business.
With seven cars and a hunch that customers will embrace the novel concept of leasing automobiles, Jack Taylor founds Executive Leasing Company in St. Louis.
Jack listens to his customers and hears that they need to rent cars while theirs are in the shop. Executive Leasing Co. adds a rental car business division with a fleet of 17 vehicles. The company also starts a Car Sales division.
Jack and team are ready to expand the company beyond St. Louis. With this expansion, Jack renames his growing operation “Enterprise” in honor of the aircraft carrier aboard which he served in World War II.
Enterprise opens its first international office in Windsor, Canada. By this time the company has more than 200,000 rental vehicles and 1,500 locations. Shortly thereafter, the first European office in Reading, England, opens its doors.
Enterprise opens its first on-airport rental location at the Denver International Airport. The company operates more than 250,000 rental vehicles.
Enterprise operates more than 6,000 offices in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Germany. In the U.S., it has locations within 15 miles of 90 percent of the population. The company has 600,000 rental cars and 135,000 Fleet Management vehicles in service.
MP Executives and Enterprise Holdings Inc. form a partnership to launch Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Asia-Pacific, starting with Vietnam.
Enterprise launches services in Vietnam.
STARTING STORES WITH 7 CARS FOR RENT
Give priority to customers and employees, success will come to you.
In 1957, Jack Taylor, the founder of Enterprise, built the business using three expensive US Air Force lessons: “Hard-working teamwork – Always do the right thing” for business. scale of 7 cars at the time.
Over the years, Enterprise has become the choice of many car rental tourists. On top of that, it’s a reward worthy to always cherish customers and employees to create extraordinary things.