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Thrifty Car Rental celebrates partnership with Australian Government

02 July 2012

Thrifty Car Rental has been named as a car rental supplier to the Australian Government under a panel arrangement estimated to be worth more than $23 million a year.

From today, Monday 2 July, Thrifty will provide car rental services to more than 100 Government agencies. Following an announcement of the outcomes of the travel tenders by the Government, Thrifty is one of two suppliers for car rental services in a three-year contract.

Thrifty's National Sales Manager Martin Buckland said: "Thrifty is the only 100% Australian international car rental brand, owned wholly by the NSW-based NRMA Motoring and Services. This announcement by the Government is a testimony to the improvements that have been made in the years NRMA has owned our business and also to the strength of our locally owned and operated franchise network.

"To be one of only two suppliers to what is arguably one of the top three car rental contracts in Australia is a fantastic achievement for the business."

To prepare for the new account, Thrifty is now looking at infrastructure and fleet requirements across all of its major airport and city locations in Australia.

Martin continued: "This account provides a great opportunity for us to invest and expand the business. The contract is a real platform for growth for Thrifty, for the people we employ and for homegrown Australian business.

"The contract complements Thrifty's other key accounts such as our exclusive partnership with Australia's seven motoring clubs, as Member travel is predominantly leisure and often on weekends, while the Government business will be mainly Monday to Friday.

"So all of Thrifty's customers will enjoy the benefit of our upcoming investment in extra fleet, new technology and infrastructure."



Notes to editors:

  • Kingmill Pty Ltd, trading as Thrifty Car Rental is 100% owned by the NRMA Motoring & Services.
  • Thrifty is the exclusive car rental partner for Australia's seven motoring clubs NRMA, RAC, RACV, RACQ, AANT, RAA and RACT, offering Members year-round benefits and savings.
  • Thrifty has a modern fleet of more than 16,000 vehicles and offers great value car hire and friendly customer service in more than 210 locations nationally and 34 locations in New Zealand.
  • For more information please contact Thrifty Press by emailing press@thrifty.com.au
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