PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2019--
Europcar Mobility Group (Paris:EUCAR) has become in less than 5 years a
« mobility service company », offering now a wide range of mobility
solutions: vehicle rental, chauffeur services, vehicle sharing (cars and
scooters), peer-to-peer car rental. This transformation has been
supported by an organization in 5 Business Units: Cars, Vans & Trucks,
Low Cost, New Mobility and International Coverage (franchises, alliances
and international sales development).
In 2019, Europcar Mobility Group will be pursuing the scale up of its
New Mobility Business Unit. Well positioned on double digit growth
segments in Europe, the new mobility activities of the Group – vehicle
sharing, chauffeur services, peer-to-peer car rental – experienced a
+52% growth in 2018 versus 2017 (YTD results end of Q3 2018).
In this context, the Group has set an ambitious target for those
activities for 2019, with a doubling of its revenue. This target will be
achieved through growth in cities where services are already operated
and through service openings in new cities and new countries. At the
forefront of these developments: Ubeeqo (round trip car-sharing, BtoB
and BtoC), Scooty (scooter-sharing) and Brunel (chauffeur services).
Europcar Mobility Group plans to deploy its services in 4 new countries
(Portugal, Denmark, Australia and New-Zealand), and to intensify the
presence in the current 7 countries in which those services are already
operated (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Spain, UK).
This expansion will be supported by the doubling of the vehicle sharing
fleet: from 2,500 vehicles to 5,000 vehicles.
In line with this ambition, the Management team of the Business Unit is
- Sheila Struyck, who joined Europcar Mobility Group nearly 4 years ago
to create the Group Lab of innovation, launched the New Mobility
activities and set up the Business Unit, has decided to step down from
her executive role of Managing Director of the Business Unit, after
having strongly contributed to its development. She will first act as
Senior Advisor for the BU and will then leave the company end of July
François Barraud is appointed as Deputy Managing Director of the
Business Unit, under the leadership of Fabrizio Ruggiero, Deputy CEO
of the Group and Head of the Business Units. François Barraud has over
25 years experience in various business environments (Bain & Company,
Carrefour Group and Arc International), including digital « pure
players » and tech companies – such as Brainsonicand Microsoft – where
he held several senior management positions. He has a proven track
record of successful implementation of synergies and
cross-fertilization, as enablers of business acceleration and scale
up, in France and in other countries.
His key priorities will be to manage growth and optimize the existing
synergies between the New Mobility Business Unit and the other
activities of the Group.
Fabrizio Ruggiero, Europcar Mobility Group Deputy CEO, Head of Business
Units (Cars, Vans & Trucks, Low Cost, New Mobility and International),
comments: “As a “mobility service company”, we want to offer
alternative attractive to vehicle ownership, delivering an experience of
open mobility for all.While some new mobility players proceed to
divestments, we want to expand our new mobility activities in a
sustainable and profitable manner. In this context, it is key to be able
to address identified customer needs building the expansion of our New
Mobility Business Unit on our historical know-how in fleet management.
That is exactly what we plan to do in 2019.”
About Europcar Mobility Group
Europcar Mobility Group is a
major player in mobility markets and listed on Euronext Paris.
mission of Europcar Mobility Group is to be the preferred “Mobility
Service Company” by offering alternative attractive solutions to vehicle
ownership, with a wide range of mobility-related services:
vehicle-rental, chauffeur services, car-sharing, scooter-sharing and
Customers’ satisfaction is at the heart of
the Group’s mission and all of its employees and this commitment fuels
the continuous development of new services.
Europcar Mobility Group
operates through multi brands meeting every customer specific needs; its
4 major brands being: Europcar® - the European leader in vehicle rental
services, Goldcar® - the most important low-cost car-rental company in
Europe, InterRent® – ‘mid-tier’ brand focused on leisure and Ubeeqo® –
one of the European leaders in car-sharing (BtoB, BtoC).
Mobility Group delivers its mobility solutions worldwide through an
extensive network in 135 countries (including 16 wholly owned
subsidiaries in Europe, 2 in Australia and New Zealand, franchises and
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