May 20, 2024

Avis Budget buys Scottish car and van rental specialist

Avis Budget Group has acquired McNicoll Vehicle Hire, a specialist in the car and van rental sector operating in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

The move will see Avis Budget Group grow its footprint in Scotland, where the company has a long history of operations across several locations including the latest opening Glasgow Central train station.

Avis Budget UK will retain the McNicoll team, which will continue to build and maintain relationships with the Scottish customer base.

Alan Olivier-Smith, Avis Budget Group UK General Manager, said: “Investing in Scotland, broadening our vehicle rental offering, and working alongside a locally owned and well-renowned business is a core focus for us from a business and cultural perspective.

“As we venture into this exciting partnership, we look forward to building on the McNicoll team’s passion and expertise for short-term and long-term vehicle hire.”

McNicoll Managing Director, David Stewart, added: “The values of Avis Budget Group are strongly aligned with those of McNicoll and our combined vision for the future gives our talented local staff amazing opportunities to develop their careers.

“By combining the strengths of the two companies, we are able to provide our loyal customer base with an even better rental experience whilst also attracting new customers across Scotland. We’re very much looking forward to a bright future.”