PARK RIDGE, NJ, December 11, 2009 - The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) has launched its new corporate identity program, including a new logo. The corporate identity program will include the introduction of a series of innovations to enhance the customer's rental experience and will be rolled out at key rental locations, as well as internal and external communications, worldwide.
"As an iconic global brand and leader in its category, we are refreshing the Hertz corporate identity to ensure we will continue to be the first-choice rental provider in every segment we serve," commented Mark P. Frissora, Hertz Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The Company's new corporate identity embraces our traditional values of speed, selection and service, as well as values which customers will come to identify with Hertz -- a commitment to make the rental experience part of a rewarding, personalised journey by refining every step of the rental process with the customer in mind. The Hertz brand identity will be vibrant and dynamic as we introduce innovations and other customer-focused attributes to enhance the rental experience."
Hertz's new logo leverages our signature yellow color, signifying the Company's 91-year legacy of service and innovation. With a contemporary look, the logo also symbolises Hertz's commitment to remain relevant to today's car and equipment rental customers, by creating personalised customer experiences which exemplify optimal value - the highest quality delivered globally at the lowest possible cost.
"Our goal in the logo redesign was to create a more contemporary corporate image that reflects our strong brand recognition, and is in touch with the mindset of current and future customers who appreciate superior service, personalised choices and value," commented Mike Senackerib, Hertz Chief Marketing Officer. "We believe, and our customer research bears out, that the new logo portrays Hertz as a modern brand with personality for business, leisure and insurance replacement renters, and equipment rental customers."
As part of its rebranding, Hertz is also updating its worldwide facilities, including on-and-off-airport Rent-a-Car and equipment rental locations consistent with the corporate identity. With an emphasis on customer-friendly technology, Hertz facility redesign will incorporate multiple media channels, including leading-edge LCD displays to replace most fixed signage. The facility redesign project has commenced at larger rental locations and headquarter offices, and will affect facility interior, exterior and signage, as well as employee uniforms. In 2009, newly branded facilities will begin appearing in Atlanta, Chicago, Frankfurt and Shanghai.
Hertz engaged multiple resources to assist in designing each of the corporate identity touch points, including Landor Associates, one of the world's leading strategic brand consulting and design firms, who redesigned Hertz's visual identity, and Iris and Leibowitz Gould Design to implement the changes to the Hertz properties.
Hertz is the world's largest general use car rental company, operating from over 8,000 corporate locations in 145 countries. Hertz is in its 91st year of delivering quality car rental solutions to leisure and corporate customers.
Product and service innovations such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost® satellite navigation systems, Hertz in-car DVD Entertainment and unique cars offered through the company's Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call their travel agent, or call Hertz at 08708 44 88 44Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com