The history of Sixt
Starting with only seven vehicles in downtown Munich Martin Sixt founds Europe's first car rental company, "Sixt Autofahrten", with Mercedes as its flagship.
Martin Sixt hands over the reins to his son, Hans Sixt, who in 1943 almost loses his entire fleet as a result of confiscation.
With just three cars that he had hidden in a stable, Hans Sixt founds "Auto Sixt".
Erich Sixt, the current CEO, enters the business, now in its third generation.
Sixt creates an international limousine network on five continents and in 55 countries.
Regine Sixt starts signing contracts with major tour operators, airlines, worldwide travel agencies and hotel chains.
Sixt is the first company to start its own corporate credit card program
Sixt goes public and is now listed on the German Stock Exchange. Erich Sixt becomes the chairman of the board of Sixt AG.
Sixt becomes the No. 1 among German car rental rental companies. Sixt starts a preferred co-operation with Lufthansa German Airlines and becomes a partner of the Lufthansa Miles&More Program.
Sixt invents the CarExpress Service by using self-service terminals in all German airports and confirms its position as the leader in innovation in the car rental industry.
Sixt goes Europe! The Sixt brand enters the markets of Switzerland, Austria, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Sixt goes global and kicks off the Sixt International Franchise System
Sixt starts its own e-commerce platform offering complete travel comfort and flexibility to corporate and leisure customers.
Sixt continues its expansion by opening franchises throughout the Middle East and southern Africa.
Sixt enters an affiliation with Payless Car Rental, one of the leaders in the North American car rental industry
"The Spirit of Mobility" stands for 150,000 cars at over 1,500 locations.
Sixt USA Sales and Marketing Office established in Washington DC
Alexander Sixt and Konstantin Sixt enter the company in key management roles
Sixt USA HQ opened in New York, NY
Sixt rent a car is available in over 95 countries around the globe and 9 sales offices are established across the USA
Sixt expand by putting Stockholm on the map with the opening of Stockholm Central Station and Stockholm South. Peter Sjöblom also becomes the sole owner of Sixt Sweden