Easirent started business on the 14th November 1999 from Queen street, Wigan, Lancashire. With a modest fleet of 15 vans and 6 cars, the company expanded to an office in Bootle, Merseyside (now the main fleet centre) growing the fleet to 80 vans and 10 cars within 12 months.
Still predominantly based around commercial vehicles, Easirent operated out of 6 branches in the North West of the UK. During 2005 Easirent expanded to the Midlands with a location in Wolverhampton and the South East with a location in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.
During the recession of 2008 Easirent changed its focus from the commercial vehicle market to the retail car rental market. Branches were opened around airports across the UK. London Heathrow and London Gatwick opened in July 2010 and August 2011 respectively. 2012 saw the opening of London Luton, Manchester and Liverpool Airport, while in 2013 Easirent opened up branches in Scotland at Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports. In 2014 Easirent opened a branch at London Stansted.
Easirent’s expansion into the retail car rental market continued rapidly through 2015 with locations at major UK airports:
– East Midlands
– Leeds Bradford
2015 saw the expansion move into Southern Ireland with the opening of Dublin City, Dublin, Shannon and Cork Airports. Additionally, two city locations opened for business at London King’s Cross and Glasgow City.
Easirent opened up new branches in Northern Ireland at Belfast International and George Best City Airport. 2016 also saw further city locations open such as Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Peterborough and Shrewsbury. Two more airport locations were added to our expanding network of airport branches: Southampton and Exeter Airports.
Easirent opens new car rental branches at Fort Lauderdale and Miami International. The total fleet size grows to an impressive 4,500 vehicles.
Easirent continues its expansion in the USA car rental market with the opening of West Palm Beach. Further USA branches are expected to open during an exciting 2018 for Easirent car hire.