Sixt rent a car was founded in 1912 in Munich, Germany, and started out with a fleet of just three vehicles. As one of the first and most important international car rental companies in the world – with over 100 years in the business – we have earned a trusted reputation as a global leading car rental provider. Always at the forefront of the industry, we were the first car rental company with a website and the first to accept mobile reservations. Today we are present in over 105 countries with branches in over 2,200 locations.
Sixt SE acts as a parent and holding company of the Sixt Group, which is internationally active in the business areas of vehicle rental and leasing.
The Sixt Group is active in more than 100 countries in the business areas of vehicle rental and leasing.
The business unit Vehicle Rental is represented in Germany, France, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco and the United States with Sixt’s own subsidiaries. Outside Europe and partially in the United States, Sixt is represented by franchise and cooperation partners. The services are divided into the following areas: rent a truck, rent a car, limousine service, Luxury Cars and Sixt Unlimited.
Sixt operates the exchange-listed Sixt Leasing SE, one of the largest banking and independent leasing companies in Germany. The division has subsidiaries in France, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Furthermore, it offers lease financing and services to franchisees and partners in more than 40 countries. The business areas are: fleet leasing for corporate customers, fleet management through its subsidiary Sixt Mobility Consulting GmbH and leasing for private and commercial customers via the online platform www.sixt-neuwagen.de.
Other areas of business:
Sixt Leasing SE: Internet platform for lease and financing new cars; also managing and consulting larger fleets of international companies.
DriveNow: Car sharing in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Cologne, as well as in Vienna and London, operated jointly with BMW since 2011. Sold its 50% share to BMW in 2018
myDriver: offers app-based, premium car service as a taxi-alternative.
Autohaus24.de: Internet platform selling new cars; operated jointly with Axel Springer Auto Verlag GmbH.