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SIXT drives international expansion and launches new partnership in New Zealand

  • SIXT offers its mobility services for the first time in New Zealand
  • Global mobility service provider signs franchise agreement with Premium Mobility Services, a subsidiary of the Giltrap Group
  • Introducing a new car subscription model to New Zealand
Auckland / Pullach, November 25th, 2020 – SIXT, the international provider of high-end mobility services based in Germany, has appointed Premium Mobility Services, the car rental subsidiary of the Giltrap Group, as its franchise partner for New Zealand. The Giltrap Group is New Zealand’s leading automotive company with over 50 years in the automotive market, providing an infrastructure that includes distribution, retail, and vehicle financing.

SIXT is one of the largest car rental companies in the world with a fleet of 280,000 cars (2019), in around 110 countries. The partnership leverages SIXT’s extensive experience in mobility for more than 100 years and the Giltrap Group’s unique potential to shape the future of the mobility market in New Zealand with launching an innovative car subscription model. The premium mobility provider, SIXT New Zealand, will be welcoming its customers in Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown and Wellington starting from December 1st this year. Additional branches in major cities and at the relevant airports across New Zealand are planned.

SIXT is pleased to strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific region and offer its customers high-quality mobility services throughout New Zealand. The extensive service portfolio caters to the evolving mobility demands in the market. Customized solutions guarantee maximum flexibility and accessibility to mobility for local SIXT drivers. The range of services includes classic short-term and long-term rental, leasing business and a state-of-the-art subscription model. The car subscription allows customers to explore flexible car usage options of 6, 9 or 12 months with a brand-new vehicle that best suits their individual mobility needs. Benefitting from the close ties to the Giltrap Group, the vehicle fleet comprises European and Japanese premium vehicles from compacts and limousines to SUVs, all-wheel drive and luxury sport vehicles. Electric vehicles (EV’s) are also part of the fleet. Many vehicles are guaranteed models to ensure that local customers and travelers in New Zealand have the freedom to choose a vehicle that best meets their specific mobility demands.

Sir Colin Giltrap, Executive Chairman - Giltrap Group: “We are very excited to partner with SIXT in New Zealand, and especially to bring an innovative car subscription solution to New Zealand drivers. This is a milestone for our company and it’s a revolution in how people use personal transport. As someone who is truly passionate about EV’s, I am most excited about how SIXT’s flexible premium mobility solution will give more Kiwi’s the chance to drive EV’s.”

Ruediger Proske, Senior Vice President International Franchise of SIXT: “We welcome the Giltrap Group and Premium Mobility Services as our newest SIXT Franchisee in the Asia Pacific region. New Zealand is a promising and growing market with lots of opportunities in the future. In cooperation with the Giltrap Group as our strong partner we provide comprehensive premium mobility services that open our customers the doors to a more flexible and enjoyable car rental experience throughout both islands.”

About SIXT:          

Sixt SE, with its registered office in Pullach near Munich, is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share, SIXT ride and SIXT+ the Company is offering a uniquely integrated service of mobility across the fields of vehicle rental, carsharing, chauffeur services and vehicle subscription. The products can be booked through one single app, which also integrates the services of renowned mobility partners. SIXT has a presence in around 110 countries around the globe. The Company is characterised by consistent customer orientation, a lived culture of innovation with a strong technological expertise, the high share of premium vehicles in its fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The Sixt Group generated revenue of EUR 3.31 billion in 2019 and ranks as one of the most profitable mobility companies worldwide. SIXT SE is the parent company of the Group and has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since 1986 (German WKN ordinary share: 723132, WKN preference share: 723133).

About the Giltrap Group:

The Giltrap Group is proud to be a family-owned New Zealand business. The company started in 1966 when Colin Giltrap opened his first dealership. Today, the Giltrap Group are importers, retailers and distributors of 18 of the world's best automotive brands across 15 Auckland locations.
Along with its retail operations, the Giltrap Group is also the New Zealand importer and distributor for nine European marques. This is supported by a national parts distribution centre and financial services.


Press contact:
Sixt SE
Kathrin Greven / Stefanie Seidlitz
Sixt Central Press Office
Phone: +49 – (0)89 – 74444 6700