Slovenian Company Conquers Croatia’s Rent-a-Car Market

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This is the first year that Anticus Group from Ljubljana has appeared in the Top 101 Slovenian companies as selected by the Manager magazine. And it immediately took a position in the middle of the rankings. The reason for this is that the Sixt rent-a-car franchise holder for Slovenia and Croatia has significantly increased revenue in recent years, which they mostly attribute to a growing number of tourists in the region, reports on October 29, 2018.

Twenty branches in Croatia

Last year, revenue increased by 47% to about 71 million euro, almost twice as much as in 2015. Net profit increased by 40 percent to more than two million euro. The group whose business activities include both the short-term and long-term rental of vehicles, business leases and sale of vehicles from its fleet, has six Sixt branches in Slovenia and 20 in Croatia.

Sixt is the leading European car rental company with more than 6,000 outlets in 125 countries. The Slovenian company was initially awarded a Sixt franchise for Slovenia. In 2010, the company expanded to Croatia by purchasing the Sixth franchise company from the Croatian tourist agency Atlas.

“Croatia and Slovenia fully follow the high demands required by the German franchise,” said Klemen Pur, managing director of Anticus, which makes about 25 percent of its revenue in Slovenia and about 75 percent in Croatia. The fleet includes 7,000 vehicles at the peak of the tourist season, and about a thousand in less busy parts of the year.

Electric vehicles soon to be offered

The significant business growth of Anticus is the result of tourism development in Slovenia and Croatia. “Tourism has grown considerably in this region, and vehicle rentals and our business have consequently increased as well,” said Pur. “Business users’ turnover has also increased, both for short-term and long-term rentals, as well as revenue from the sale of our vehicles,” he added.

This year, Anticus plans to realize 85 million euro in revenue and 2.4 million euro in profit. They recently opened a branch office in Ljubljana which will soon offer electric vehicles for lease.

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