PENANG, July 5, 2019 – Sime Darby Rent A Car Sdn Bhd (SDRAC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors, was today presented with the Hertz Asia Business Excellence Award.
SDRAC was recognised for its exceptional performance, receiving the Hertz accolade for achieving strong results and growing the Hertz and Thrifty brands in Malaysia, as part of The Hertz Corporation's multi-brand business strategy.
In 2016, SDRAC was awarded the Hertz Achievement Award for managing both brands in Malaysia. Encik Harun Mohd Joned (middle) , Managing Director, SDRAC said, "It is truly an honour to be selected by Hertz Asia and to be recognised for making an impact in the industry. This is even more meaningful as we commemorate 37 years since our inception in 1982. Leveraging on our vast experience in fleet management, SDRAC has established itself as an enabler for growth in the Malaysian market, catering to the needs of the public and private sectors that look to remain asset light and cost efficient. Our partnership with Hertz over the years has ensured that we maintain international best practices and provide competitive and transparent cost structures to our discerning customers."
Mr Nicholas Waring (left) , Director of Franchise, Hertz Asia Pacific, added, "We are delighted to present SDRAC with the Hertz Asia Business Excellence Award to celebrate their success and commitment to The Hertz Corporation. SDRAC has received these awards in recognition of the excellent service they provide to Hertz and Thrifty customers across Malaysia. The high standard of service provided by SDRAC employees and management complements our Hertz and Thrifty brands and we are extremely proud of our long-term partnership with SDRAC in this important region.".
SDRAC manages over 3,800 vehicles, representing the largest fleet in Southeast Asia for the Hertz and Thrifty brands, supported by a highly qualified and dedicated team with vast experience in the supply, maintenance and management of fleets in various industries. Utilising cutting edge technology capable of scaling up operations to manage fleet sizes of more than 35,000 units, SDRAC's expertise in fleet management, operational leasing and car rental is complemented by its extensive network of 269 authorised panels.