Hertz has more than 90 years of presence in the Rent-A-Car field, with more than 600.000 vehicles and 7.500 points of customer service in 149 countries. In September of 1918, the 22 year old pioneer of rent-a-car vehicles, Walter L. Jacobs, started a rent a car company in Chicago. Beginning with only 10 Ford Model T cars, which he himself serviced and painted, Jacobs was able to advance rapidly and within five years achieve a yearly income of over $ 1 million.
In 1923, Jacobs sold the company to John Hertz, president of the “Yellow Cab and Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company”. Nevertheless, Jacobs remained at Hertz as a senior executive member. In 1926, the Company, under the name of Drive-Ur-Self System, passed into the hands of General Motors, after John Hertz had bought Yellow Truck.
Hertz-Autohellas, pioneer in the Greek market was established in Greece in 1962 under the name of Hertz Hellas and since then, continues to offer high quality services of international standards to its customers.
Hertz Cyprus is one of the largest Rent a Car companies in Cyprus, according to its financial capacity and the size of the fleet of vehicles it manages. It operates on the island for more than 40 years under a Hertz International Franchise agreement.
Hertz Cyprus in year 2012 had a fleet of more than 1,000 cars (at peak) with 6 outlets in all major cities and tourist resorts in Cyprus, of which 2 are located in airports. In year 2012 Hertz serviced more than 20,000 customers.
Hertz Cyprus currently employs 45 permanent staff and a number of well trained seasonal staff that are utilized during the periods of peak demand (April to October).
In year 2005 the Hertz Franchisee for Cyprus was taken over by Autohellas S.A. which also operates the Hertz Franchisee for Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia and Ukraine.