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For the town in France, see Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval.
Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG
Traded as FWBSIX2
Industry Car rental
Founded 1912
Founder Martin Sixt
Headquarters Pullach, Munich, Germany
Area served
Key people
Erich Sixt (CEO and chairman of the executive board), Gunter Thielen (Chairman of the supervisory board) Regine Sixt (Senior Executive Vice President)</td></tr>
Number of employees
3,052 (December 2011)</td></tr>

DriveNow (JV with BMW)
MyDriver (MD Digital Mobility GmbH & Co. KG)</td></tr></table> Sixt (Sixt GmbH & Co. Autovermietung KG) is an international car rental company with over 2,000 locations spread over 100 different countries. Sixt is the fifth largest car rental company in the world,[citation needed] maintaining a car rental fleet of over 225,000 vehicles.[1]

The majority of the company (57%) is owned by the Sixt family. The remaining share is tradeable stock: SIX2 (XETRA). The Sixt family manages the company as it continues to grow internationally. It is the leading car rental company in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,[2] and Israel.[3]


Sixt was founded in 1912 with three vehicles in downtown Munich. It was launched with launched three cars: a Deutz Landauler de Luxe, and two Daimlers as "Martin Sixt Autofahrten",[4] bearing the founder's full name.

Martin Sixt was tested early in his venture. During World War I Martin Sixt was left without vehicles when they were taken for military purposes. After the war, he renamed the business "Sixt Autofahrten". The business was soon confronted with a familiar circumstance as World War II came about. In an effort to escape its earlier fate, Sixt hid three of its cars during the course of the war. Once the war was over, Sixt brought out these three vehicles and once again became a car rental company.

Sixt has been passed down from generation to generation and is now being run by the third generation of the Sixt family. Several family members manage the company: Erich Sixt (CEO), Regine Sixt (Marketing), Alexander Sixt (Corporate Development), Konstantin Sixt (Online).


Sixt offers car rentals in more than 105 countries and 2,000 locations.[5]


Sixt at Breitscheidplatz Berlin (Europacenter)

Sixt was Bavaria's first car rental company in 1912. Sixt became one of the first leasing companies in Germany in 1969. Today Sixt is the largest car rental company[6] with over 460 car rental locations in Germany.[7]

In addition to standard car rentals, Sixt has created a joint venture with BMW to create a car sharing program called DriveNow in 2011.[8] Sixt has a subsidiary called myDriver, offering a limousine service.[9]

United Kingdom

Sixt has been operating in the UK since the 1970s,[10] under the name "Sixt - rent a car". Its headquarters in Chesterfield. Sixt has over 150 rental locations in the UK.[11]


Sixt started operations in Croatia in 2001, and operates in all of its main cities. Sixt is one of the leading car rental companies in Croatia with more than 1400 vehicles offering a selection ranging from economy class to high-end luxury cars.

United States

Sixt started operations in the U.S. in 2011 and plans to expand throughout the US with franchisee and corporate locations at every major airport terminal.[12] As of May 2014 Sixt has over 30 locations in the U.S. and is operating in 10 states.[13]


Sixt operates a partnership in Australia with Redspot Car Rentals known as Redspot.Sixt.[14]


The Shlomo Group operates a franchise in Israel, under the brand Shlomo Sixt.


Sixt planned to open a branch in Laos in late 2013, a branch in Vietnam in early 2014, and a branch in Myanmar in late 2014.[15]


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  2. ^ "Business Car Hire from Sixt rent a car". 
  3. ^ Zelekha could wreck financing for car fleets, says Shmeltzer
  4. ^ "History of Sixt". 
  5. ^ "Say Hello to Sixt". Auto Rental News. January 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sixt and Eye Airports launch innovative ad campaign at Gatwick". Moodie Report. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Car Rental Germany : Sixt Car Hire". 
  8. ^ "BMW’s car-sharing innovation". Financial Times. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "SIXT MYDRIVER RELEASES ANDROID APP - LIMOUSINE SERVICE IN YOUR POCKET". The Unwired. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  10. ^ John K. (6 October 2012). "Sixt Car Hire". 
  11. ^ "Car Hire United Kingdom - Sixt rent a car". 
  12. ^ "History of Sixt rent a car". Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "USA Car Rental: Cheap deals with Sixt rent a car". 
  14. ^ "Timeline | Redspot Sixt Rent a Car". Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  15. ^ Maierbrugger, Arno (29 June 2013). "Sixt drives into Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam". Inside Investor. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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