Hertz Malta Goes Pink | Supporting Action for Breast Cancer Foundation

By |2021-12-23T15:00:19+00:00December 23rd, 2021|News|

Throughout October United Garage Limited, Hertz International franchisee for Malta promoted breast cancer awareness among its staff and, along with its customers, decided to support the Action for Breast Cancer Foundation.

Set up in 2007 by the late Helen Muscat and Esther Sant, the current chairperson, the foundation campaigns for breast awareness and quality assured service in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Malta and Gozo.

Both had experienced the lack of services offered to persons diagnosed with breast cancer: no information tailored to the needs of newly diagnosed patients; and no guidance on where to find adequate brassieres and prosthetics for patients undergoing mastectomy and a few support services. So, Helen and Esther set out to create a one-stop shop at the hospital breast clinic.

Today, the foundation offers each person diagnosed with breast cancer a folder in which to keep all the relevant information they may need, a free brassiere to those who have undergone a mastectomy and free psychological services. Following extensive lobbying, the government now offers free prostheses to mastectomy patients.

Hertz Malta collected donations from customers at its three locations: its head office in Qormi Road, Luqa; the Hertz Rental location at Malta International Airport (MIA); and its outlet at Pendergardens in St Julian’s. These donations were topped up with the donation of a percentage from each car rental during October.

In addition, educational videos were shown and other documentation on the signs to look out for of breast cancer was distributed to the staff during an internal event at the Hertz rental location at MIA.

“United Garage is committed to supporting breast cancer awareness and we feel that, through these three initiatives, we have made a small contribution in this area,” said Sean Gatt Baldacchino, Sales and Marketing Manager of United Garage Limited, when presenting a donation to Ms Sant earlier this month at the Hertz Pendergardens outlet.

Ms Sant thanked United Garage Ltd, Hertz International Franchisee for Malta, for their initiative and their generous support.


Hertz Malta Awarded Best Car Rental Company 2021

By |2021-12-02T13:09:05+00:00December 2nd, 2021|News|

Hertz Malta has received its third consecutive World Travel Award, confirming yet again in 2021 that it is Malta’s Leading Car Rental Company.

The highly prestigious World Travel Awards™, established in 1993, acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. They are recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.

Despite the ongoing global challenges, the appetite for travel has reached unprecedented levels. Evidence is reflected in the World Travel Awards™ annual voting figures. The awards are voted for by travel and tourism professionals and customers worldwide, recognising commitment to excellence by service providers across all sectors of the industry.

“We are honoured to be named Malta’s Best Car Rental Company for 2021. This is the third year in a row we have received a World Travel Award and comes at a time when Hertz Malta is celebrating its 60th anniversary as the Hertz International Franchisee for the local market,” said Simon Gatt Baldacchino, Managing Director of United Garage Limited, Hertz International Franchisee for Malta.

“This not only makes the award special but also reiterates our commitment to offer a premium service to each and every customer. This award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication to excellence by all our employees.”

Mr Gatt Baldacchino thanked all those who took the time and trouble to vote for Hertz Malta and expressed optimism that, now that tourism is opening up again, the industry has turned the corner and should be seeing consistent growth from here on.

Hertz Malta celebrates 60 years

By |2021-11-17T12:46:49+00:00November 17th, 2021|News|

United Garage Limited, Hertz International Franchisee for Malta, is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its partnership with Hertz.

The late Charles Gatt Baldacchino first signed the franchise agreement in November 1961 with, at the time, Hertz American Express International Limited. Malta was the 10th European country in which Hertz started operating an international franchise and, today, Hertz Malta is the oldest Hertz franchise holder in Europe.

“We are pleased to be part of a global franchise network that immediately enabled us to be a leading player in the local market,” said Simon Gatt Baldacchino, Managing Director of United Garage Limited. “We enjoy a strong partnership with Hertz, a global organisation, and the strong relationship established 60 years ago with my late father has withstood the test of time. We have emerged stronger and look ahead with confidence to a bright future of mobility.”

He pointed out that each decade presented different challenges, with the company growing in line with the development and growth of tourism, the automotive evolution, and the diversification of the local economy.

“We have seen quite some change, especially in our core business, the automotive field, but there was also change in the different channels in which customers drove the car rental business forward, moving from the traditional element to the digitalisation of the business,” Mr Gatt Baldacchino added.

Hertz Malta Airport

Today, United Garage is the franchisee of the Hertz multi-brand portfolio that comprises of Hertz, Thrifty, Dollar and Firefly. United Garage has also been operating Hertz Leasing for the past 25 years, offering both passenger cars and LCVs (light commercial vehicles).

Angela Brav, President Hertz International, said: “We are very proud of our longstanding partnership with United Garage Limited and the great work they do operating our full portfolio of brands. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together to grow the Hertz brands in Malta while offering all our customers a fast and seamless car rental service.”

United Garage has also unveiled a 60th-anniversary logo, which incorporates the years 1961-2021 and the Maltese national colours in commemoration of Hertz’s 60 years in Malta. This launch is the kick-off of a series of activities and events to celebrate this prestigious milestone.

Hertz Malta appoints new General Manager

By |2017-06-23T10:45:37+00:00May 27th, 2017|News|

Hertz Malta, operated by United Garage Ltd, a subsidiary of the United Group of Companies, has appointed Ron Scerri as General Manager, responsible for its local car rental & Lease operations.

One of the oldest Hertz franchisees in Europe, United Garage Ltd has been operating the leading car rental brand since 1961.

Mr Scerri comes with years of experience in management having worked with some leading international brands both locally and abroad.

Commenting about his new appointment, Mr Scerri said “I am proud to be joining Hertz Malta, at such an important and exciting time for the company. The Hertz brand has a rich legacy in the local car rental and lease sectors with more than half a century of experience in the country.”

Hertz Malta has recently opened its new headquarters in Luqa, just a few minutes away from the Airport.

“These new offices not only helped us reorganise our management and administration teams to be able to function more effectively, but will also allow us to re-assess and strengthen our customer-service approach and more importantly, Hertz’s local presence and visibility.”

“As we gear ourselves up for the approaching busy summer season, Hertz in Malta is in the process of boosting its fleet of rental cars with new and interesting makes and models to continue to fulfill all our customers’ needs and preferences.” concluded Ron Scerri.

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New Hertz Head Office & Turnaround facility for Malta relocated to Luqa

By |2017-06-23T13:32:46+00:00May 27th, 2017|News|

Hertz Malta operations have reallocated its Head Office and turnaround facility to Luqa.

Conveniently located a few minutes away from the Malta International Airport, Hertz’s new Head Office is now better positioned to service the ever increasing tourists and local customers who choose Hertz services.

“In view of the continued change in travel trends the new Head Office is very central and accessible to incoming travellers whether traveling to Malta on holiday or business.  This location will also serve its local corporate business supporting its lease and other services offered by the company.  Hertz has various service points stratigically located across the island which will be supported throught this centralized facility.  Our operation is expected to bring improved efficiencies in the operation of Hertz Malta’s to ensure quick turnaround between one rental service and another,” said Ron Scerri, General Manager of Hertz Malta.

Hertz Malta Celebrates 20 Years of Car Leasing Services

By |2017-06-23T11:09:10+00:00January 5th, 2017|News|

Hertz Malta is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the car leasing sector, providing individual and corporate customers with flexible long term car rental products.

“Hertz has been succesfully operating its business in Malta for 55 years, having added its leasing services 20 years ago to ensure customers’ long term car rental needs were also fulfilled. United Garage Ltd., the company that operates Hertz in the country, boasts a longstanding experience in the leasing business, which was certainly instrumental to consolidate our brand portfolio,” explains Ron Scerri, General Manager, Hertz Malta.

Hertz Malta’s leasing business and perofessional fleet management service offer customers bespoke ,complete leasing packages, totally shaped as per their specific needs.

“Clients want flexibility and a personalized approach through the complete freedom of choosing the model, leasing plans and packages that best suit their requirements. Strenghtening our leasing service means putting customers in the driving seat, matching their requests for preferred model, leasing plans and packages and supporting them with additional practicality, convenience and added-value.”

“Our corporate lease offer and professional fleet management service help customers optimise costs and efficiencies while freeing up their time and resources so they can concentrate on running their business,” added Ron Scerri.

Further information about Hertz Leasing can be found on the new website www.hertzlease.com.mt

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