Thrifty Car Rental launches in Singapore
Thrifty Car Rental, part of The Hertz Corporation, has expanded its network to Singapore, opening two prominent downtown locations in Ubi Road and Alexandra Road respectively. Thrifty Singapore is operated by Hertz’s long-established franchise partner Sime Darby, which holds an outstanding reputation in the automotive industry.
Thrifty’s downtown branches, conveniently placed in Singapore’s urban areas, will bring car rental closer to those customers with value oriented requirements. Leisure customers as well as small and medium enterprises will benefit from a varied fleet, competitive rates, optional extras and attractive offers.
Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, said: “The launch of Thrifty operations in Singapore represents an important part of the brand’s international growth strategy across Asia. Thrifty’s expansion to an important business and tourist destination such as Singapore results in more choices for those car rental customers who seek convenience, great value and the trust of a global brand. Sime Darby’s reputation and strength in the local automotive sector presents a significant growth potential for Thrifty in Singapore.”
Eddie Ho, General Manager, Sime Darby Services Pte Ltd, said: “Sime Darby Services Pte Ltd has always believed in upholding excellent customer service levels and meeting our customers’ different needs. We are very enthusiastic about operating a trust-worthy global brand such as Thrifty in Singapore. Thrifty offers great value quality products and services that will allow us to meet the growing demand from value conscious leisure and business customers.”
Thrifty Singapore’s ample fleet of vehicles includes compact, economy, intermediate, standard, luxury, full-size passenger, premium and sports utility vehicles (SUV’s).
Thrifty Car Rental started its expansion to Asia last year. The company currently operates in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines.