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SIXT expands its global network and starts new partnership in Azerbaijan

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  • Following its internationalization strategy, SIXT offers its mobility services for the first time in Azerbaijan

  • Global mobility service provider signs franchise agreement with Smart Rent a Car

Baku / Pullach, June 1st, 2021 – SIXT, the international provider of high-end mobility services based in Germany has appointed Smart Rent a Car as its franchise partner for Azerbaijan. SIXT is one of the largest mobility providers in the world with a fleet of 200,000 vehicles (2020), in around 110 countries. The partnership leverages SIXT’s extensive experience in mobility for more than 100 years and Smart Rent a Car’s profound experience in the local car rental market. SIXT Azerbaijan will be welcoming its customers at its downtown location in Baku city and provide a Meet & Greet service at Baku Airport. A permanent in-terminal airport presence is planned with the revival of international travel.

Following its internationalization strategy, SIXT is pleased to strengthen its presence in the region and offer its customers high-quality mobility services in Azerbaijan for the first time in the company’s history. The range of provided mobility services includes classic short-term and long-term rental of vehicles and chauffeured services. The vehicle fleet comprises high-quality vehicles from compacts and limousines to SUVs and all-wheel drives to ensure that customers in Azerbaijan have the flexibility to choose the vehicle that best meets their specific mobility demands. European luxury vehicle models are available for customers of the SIXT Chauffeur Service.

Jamil Babayev, CEO of Smart Rent a Car: “We are very excited to become the exclusive SIXT representative in Azerbaijan. This is a milestone for our company and confirms our vision of a customer centric mobility company. We are looking forward to providing the best mobility services to our local customers and international travelers.”

Ruediger Proske, Senior Vice President International Franchise of SIXT: “We welcome Smart Rent a Car as our newest SIXT Franchisee. Azerbaijan is a very interesting and growing market with a large potential for premium mobility solutions. Through our cooperation with Smart Rent a Car our customers will benefit from comprehensive and convenient high-quality mobility services in Azerbaijan and in the Baku region in particular.”

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 offers a uniquely integrated premium mobility service across the fields of vehicle and commercial vehicle rental, car sharing, ride hailing and car subscriptions. The products can be booked through one single app, which also integrates the services of its renowned mobility partners. SIXT has a presence in around 110 countries around the globe. The company is characterized by consistent customer orientation and excellent customer experience, a living culture of innovation with strong technological expertise, the high share of premium vehicles in its fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The Sixt Group doubled its revenue since 2009 and generated revenues of EUR 3.31 billion in 2019 and is ranked as one of the most profitable mobility companies in the world. In 2020, SIXT generated consolidated revenues of EUR 1.53 billion despite travel and outbound restrictions due to the COVID 19 pandemic and reported a positive consolidated net income of EUR 2 million after cost savings of approximately EUR 600 million among others. Sixt SE is the parent company of the Group and has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange since 1986 (ISIN ordinary share: DE0007231326, ISIN preference share: DE0007231334).

About Smart Rent a Car:
Smart Rent a Car LLC was established by a management team with decades of experience in the car rental industry and with the vision to create a premium and comprehensive local mobility provider. Since its beginning, Smart Rent a Car has grown rapidly and proven itself as a reliable mobility partner for local and foreign corporate and private customers. The appointment to SIXT Azerbaijan is the result of the company’s uncompromising focus on quality and customer centricity. The provided mobility solutions include short-term and long-term rental as well as chauffeur and limousine services.

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