Do you wish to be fully mobile, from tip to toe? Although car renting is our primary activity at Europcar, we also provide supplementary services that ensure that you are always mobile, wherever you might be. All strictly according to your wishes and fully in line with our motto, "happy to help". At more than 71 locations in Switzerland, we rent approximately 4,200 vehicles, including passenger cars, utility vehicles and fun cars. Thanks to our membership in the AMAG Group , our fleet consists almost exclusively of vehicles bearing the VW, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques. Our vehicle fleet is practically unsurpassed in reliability and exclusivity. And if you are travelling with your own vehicle, our Valet parking service will save you having to search for a parking place at the Zurich, Geneva or Basel airport. If you would rather leave the driving to someone else, our Chauffeur drive service. will take you to your destination in the vehicle of your choice. Regardless of whether it's a one-way trip or a multi-day journey.
Europcar International (ECI) is Europe's largest car rental company. The headquarters of this global player are in Paris. From its French headquarters, ECI services all of the corporate and franchise countries. Internationally, Europcar rents vehicles in 149 countries at 3479 locations with around 225,000 vehicles. Europcar is represented in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean region, Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2006 Europcar has been a fully owned subsidiary of Eurazeo, an investment company.
The AMAG Group, a business which moves Switzerland forward, quite literally - and has been doing so since 1945. AMAG is the general importer for Switzerland of the Volkswagen Group brands VW, Škoda, Audi, SEAT and VW Nutzfahrzeuge. Vehicles are distributed to our end customers via a nationwide network of dealers made up of over 80 AMAG-owned operations and some 500 brand partner operations.
In 2011, AMAG reported another record share - 26.6% - of the Swiss automobile market. This result is due to the efforts of over 5000 committed employees across the entire AMAG Group, of which AMAG Automobil- und Motoren AG is a part along with AMAG Leasing AG, AMAG Services AG and ROC AG. In 2012 the journey continues in top gear!
1937 Franz Vasicek founded the company ‘Garage Riesbach AG'.
1937 The company expanded into the field of car park exploitation, and since then it has operated the Utoquai, Zürichhorn, Bleicherweg, Talgarten and Kongresshaus car parks in Zurich.
1969 The first counters for car rental business were opened on the Lindenstrasse in the Seefeld District in Zurich and at the Zurich-Kloten Airport. They initially operated under a license from Tilden, which was followed by National Car Rental and then Kemwel.
1988 Riesbach AG took over the Budget license and started building up an extensive location network.
1994 Careal Holding purchased Riesbach AG and integrated it into its AMAG Group.
1996 Riesbach AG took over the license from Europcar.
2000 Riesbach AG was renamed ‘AMAG Services AG'. This step underscored the connection to AMAG.
2006 Eurazeo, a French investment company, acquired 100% of Volkswagen AG's Europcar share capital.
Europcar International took over the European activities of US corporation Vanguard Car Rental Holding and thus the operational business of National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car.
2008 Europcar International enters into a partnership (strategic alliance) with Enterprise Rent-a-Car, the number one in North America. Together, ECI and Enterprise Rent-a-Car maintain a fleet of more than 1.2 million vehicles at 13,000 locations in 162 countries, and now have the worldwide biggest car rental network.
2011 AMAG Services AG assumes the business of National and Alamo in Switzerland and has consequently expanded the national car hire business. All three brands are united under Europcar.