From humble beginnings, igniting as the small side business at a petrol station in Sydney, Redspot Sixt has grown to be recognised throughout the world as an innovator and leader in the Australian rental industry.
Redspot Sixt took off in 1989 with a fleet of just two courtesy cars; a Holden Ute and a Laser and a team of one, Dan Mekler, managing director of Redspot Sixt. Dan being the entrepreneur that he is, started to experiment with Sydney City hotel delivery, soon discovering a large gap in the availability of car rentals on the weekend.
With great persistence, and the forging of forever lasting business relationships, Dan grew Redspot Sixt from being a small side business to becoming a national network of operations.
In 1999, Redspot tendered for an on-airport licence at Sydney Airport, and won. They then faced a much bigger more demanding challenge against the big multinational companies like Hertz and Avis on their own turf.
With the first win, Redspot was able to grow its on-airport presence around the country, and by 2004 opened another 4 on airport locations at Gold Coast, Cairns, Launceston and Perth. 3 years later, Redspot opened Brisbane, Hobart, Mackay and Adelaide airports.
In 2005 Redspot realised the need for a car rental offer, and introduced the Drive Away package. Drive Away is a all inclusive rate with $0 damage excess, the first of its kind in the car rental world.
With its evolving business strategy, Redspot is becoming more relevant to the corporate market whilst keeping its promise to serving its traditional leisure base.
Redspot Sixt offers a wide range of added extras for travellers including:
* Business Club for frequent renters
* Club Red for priority fast service
* Relocation hire options
* Toll gate payments options
* Global Positioning Systems
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