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NHR Group & Hertz Forge New Van & Truck Rental Partnership in NZ

01 Jul 2024

Media Release

Hertz New Zealand has partnered with NHR Group, a leading Kiwi-owned truck and van rental company, who is to become the major franchise operator in New Zealand for Hertz and Thrifty van & truck rentals.

NHR Group operates a network of truck rental locations across the country. Large vehicle rentals are a multi-billion-dollar industry in New Zealand, serving a wide range of sectors including logistics, civil works, government and the film and television industry where NHR Group is a market leader. This partnership leverages the additional strength of the Hertz and Thrifty brands and will see five co-branded locations across New Zealand, including Manukau, Pukekohe, Albany, Waikato, and Christchurch, with plans to expand into Queenstown in the near future. NHR’s range of Trucks, Vans and buses will also be available from most Hertz locations, while Hertz and Thrifty passenger cars will be available to rent from NHR Group locations.

Phil Arras, CEO of NHR Group, expressed enthusiasm about the new collaboration, highlighting the expanded offerings and operational growth this partnership brings.

“This partnership is a significant step forward for NHR Group. As the major franchise operator for Hertz and Thrifty truck and van rentals, we can expand our offering and reach for our customers, while enhancing our operational scale across New Zealand,” said Arras. “The addition of these globally recognised brands will enable us to continue to deliver the quality service that we are known for and provide all customers across New Zealand with an offering that is second to none.”

Andrew Ritchie, Director of NHR Group, emphasised the commitment to expansion and the high-quality service NHR Group is known for.

“We are excited to expand our reach with new locations, supporting the operation of the additional Thrifty and Hertz brands. Customers will soon see the NHR/Hertz/Thrifty co-branded vehicles and signage at their local depots,” said Ritchie. “This expansion enables us to build on the exceptional service our customers rely on.”

Eoin MacNeill, Vice President of Hertz APAC, shared his perspective on the partnership, underscoring the strategic value and mutual benefits.

“NHR Group’s local market expertise combined with the trusted reputation of Hertz and Thrifty will create an unbeatable offering for our customers in New Zealand. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to providing top-quality rental solutions and enhancing our presence in key markets,” said MacNeill. “Together with NHR Group, we look forward to delivering outstanding service and value.”

The partnership launches from 1st July 2024, marking an exciting phase of growth and service enhancement for NHR Group and Hertz across New Zealand.