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Europcar opens Mobility Centre at ExCeL London

London, January 2014 – Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, has opened its first Mobility Centre at ExCeL London. A central component of the ground-breaking partnership between the two companies, announced at the end of 2013, the Europcar Mobility Centre will provide a range of services for visitors to ExCeL, representing a radical new direction in the way both companies approach mobility management.

Located on ExCeL’s main boulevard, the Europcar Mobility Centre will serve the needs of exhibition visitors, exhibitors, the campus residents and employees, hotel guests and the immediate wider business and consumer communities.  Offering an all-encompassing transport solution, it will provide access to a wide range of car hire services, including a chauffeur-drive service from Prestige at Europcar, a valet service and bus and coach services to and from London City Airport.

Exhibitors and suppliers can also hire vans from Europcar’s nationwide network for their trip to ExCeL, benefiting from hourly and one-way rentals, as well as delivery and collection services.

“Innovation is central to everything Europcar does, and this is the perfect example of what two leaders in their field can achieve by working in partnership”, said Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group. “But this is just the beginning. With over 5 million visitors in 2012, across its 100,000 sqm site, ExCeL is London’s biggest venue and as Europe’s largest rental provider, we believe Europcar is the perfect partner.”

David Pegler, CEO of ExCeL London added: “The first of its kind, this partnership means ExCel will benefit from Europcar’s associated frequent flyer programmes, hotels and travel partners, helping to boost the experience for exhibitors and visitors. We will also be working together to support ExCeL’s partners and exhibitors in this unique collaboration.”

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For further press information please contact the Europcar UK Press Office:  Dominic Dennis, Arran Fano, Madeleine Roles or Wendy Harrison on 020 8977 9132.  dominic@harrisonsadler.com

About Europcar Group:

Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest car rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been recognised again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, as the winner of the first World Travel Award and as the World’s Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honoured for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.

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