Achieving a major milestone in its illustrious business journey, leading car rental service provider Avis India has successfully completed 20 years of operations in India. Having started its operations with 9 cities and 9 offices, the company has today emerged as a leading mobility Company in India and the No 1 car rental company in the country with a network of 50 rental stations in 19 cities. The scale of its operations underlines the brand’s successful go-to-market strategy, which has helped it sustain high revenue and profit growth in a highly competitive market.
Throughout its journey, Avis India has launched various solutions across multiple formats – including chauffeur drive, operating lease, self-drive and fleet management services – to fulfil the requirements of both corporate and retail customers across India
In 2016, the company re-launched its website along with its unique mobile app. This is the only app in the world that provides mobility options for both self-drive and chauffeur drive in India and abroad making this app a holistic mobility solution for both leisure and business travel. Its functionality was further extended to car delivery and collection in 2017, which helped Avis India add the USP of complimentary car delivery and collection for all self-drive rental bookings.
In 2018, Avis India acquired the chauffeur drive and airport transfers business for Emirates, which was another major milestone for the brand. Its years of expertise in fleet management has also transformed into a new offering – CARe, a subscription-based fleet management service. All of these milestones have made Avis India the number one rental car company and the third-largest operating lease company in India.
Mr Sunil Gupta, MD & CEO, Avis India said, “In our two decade-long journey in India, we have had a lot of opportunities to learn and grow. The last 20 years have helped us strengthen the pillars of our success: innovation, seizing new opportunities, financial strength, and engaged teams. I want to thank the entire Avis family for their contribution to our continued success. The loyalty and feedback of our customers is central to our success. We are committed to building on this strong foundation and become even more relevant to our customers’ changing mobility needs.”
Since its inception, Avis India has been at the forefront of innovation, leveraging technology to ensure superlative customer safety and convenience. Leveraging its consumer-centric approach as the drivers of its growth and success, the brand has launched new products, significantly grown its client base, and successfully introduced newer services such as Avis Lease. Avis India has been accredited with the status of a Super Brand and has been felicitated with awards like the Times Travel Honours, World Travel Awards, Hospitality India Awards and Ministry of Tourism – National Tourism Award.