Interview with Rita Szolnoki, Head of B2B Business Unit, Sixt Car Rental Hungary
- 14 Sep 2022 2:09 PM
Prior to the pandemic, the dominant source of our income was generated by foreign leisure and business visitors. The customer portfolio also included domestic corporate customers with long-term and short-term car rental schemes, but their importance has increased recently, not only due to the pandemic-related restrictions.
Company fleet is delayed - Sixt offers a solution
The difficulties in the market of new cars are also reflected in company car purchases: in many cases, employees entitled to use a company car have to wait much longer than usual, sometimes even up to a year.
This has prompted Sixt to adapt as quickly as possible to the changing environment and to come up with a service that helps all companies waiting for a car.
For companies that want to maintain their own fleet despite the difficulties indicated above, Sixt offers flexible rental options until the arrival of new cars, whether it is a temporary rental of 1-2 or a fleet of significantly more cars.
This type of rental arrangement is not new to Sixt: a significant part of the rental fleet has been booked by corporate partners for shorter or longer periods in the past and in the current situation, we see an increasing demand for rental cars due to the difficulties in car production and the ongoing delays.
We also intend to target the corporate segment, so we launched a website for business partners in June.
On www.sixtbusiness.hu one can find more information about our business rental schemes, Sixt's fleet available at any given time, as well as photos, videos, trim level lists and a lot of useful information to help our prospective rental customers choose the best vehicle for them.
Car rental versus leasing
Car rental is a highly flexible service: you can get into the car of your choice straight away and use it both at home and abroad. If the rental customer’s needs or living situation change, they can switch to another model at any time, be it a car, a van or even a light commercial vehicle.
The rental period is adapted to the individual needs of the rental customer and the rental fee is paid by the car user accordingly.
Of course, car rental costs can be calculated in the same way as for operating lease, but car rental is a much more flexible solution for companies, as the vehicle can be returned to the rental company at any time and the type of vehicle can be changed without any restrictions.
The current inflation crisis also means that flexible rental solutions are more predictable, transparent and convenient for our rental customers than fixed 4- or 5-year leasing solutions, which represent a major commitment for companies.
We offer nearly 40 different models in more than 30 categories in our fleet, most of which has high trim levels and were acquired in 2022.
We are proud that we were able to respond quickly and flexibly to difficult circumstances, thanks to which we won the Business Excellence Award in the Mobility Service category last year.
This flexibility and customer focus is also reflected in our corporate rental offers, which is why we look forward to becoming a mobility partner for more and more companies.
Our aim is to ensure that once people have tried this type of long-term car rental, they will realise the potential and stop thinking about fixed, leased fleets only.
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