About Avis Van Rental
About usAvis Van Rental is a franchised business operating under license from Barloworld, the 100% owner of Avis Southern Africa.
The licensee concept and entrepreneurial model of the owner-managed franchises is one of the major strengths of Avis Van Rental. Licensees apply their own independent business acumen and entrepreneurial flair to their operations.
Licensees benefit from the strength of the Avis brand and its global network and infrastructure. Avis also provides marketing, operational, reservation system and training support to each of the licensees on a continuous basis.
The first Avis Van Rental franchise opened its doors in Cape Town in 1998 with a fleet of 15 vehicles. A gradual controlled network expansion began soon thereafter with additional offices opening in Johannesburg, Durban, George and Port Elizabeth.
There are currently 39 Avis Van Rental stations (or branches) across South Africa. This wide network is one of the key advantages we have over our competitors.
Originally the Avis Van Rental fleet consisted mostly of 1 ton bakkies. Today, the fleet includes, 1/2 ton utility bakkies, 1 ton bakkies, panel vans, dropside and closed trucks as well as 4x4 single and double cabs and 14 seater busses.
Most recently, trailers have been launched as a new product offering. Having identified a need for more diverse transport options, three trailer sizes have been added to the fleet, a 2.4m single axle trailer without brakes; a 3m single axle trailer with brakes and a 4m double axle trailer with brakes.
Avis Van Rental services a wide variety of customers from various industries as well as private individuals.
Benefits of renting commercial vehicles
Renting is a viable business solution which restricts capital expenditure, the resultant monthly rental being a legitimate operational cost.
The risk of maintenance and resale is left to Avis Van Rental. Flexible rental options allow customers to rent for short or long term periods. Whether it’s a 4x4 to reach inaccessible areas or a few bakkies to boost a companies fleet for a short term project, Avis Van Rental has a transport solution.
Avis Van Rental vehicles are regularly serviced and have a 120,000 km or 3 year limit, ensuring the newest models are always available for rent. (Trucks—5 years / 400,000km)
At Avis Van Rental we strive to provide the widest range of commercial and utility vehicles at the most competitive local rates available.