It was mid 2010 when the three of us decided to take the plunge and leave our positions at one of Spain’s leading car rental companies and we are very glad we did.
With more than 45 years combined experience in the car rental industry, we were convinced that we could make a success of our own business and try to break the mould of this mature industry.
After many hours of “brainstorming” we finally decided to put together 2 words that define us: drive and alia (latin adjective for other, another, different, changed).
This is how Drivalia started and is exactly what we stand for. We are not just another car hire company; we are in fact another, different and innovative Car Hire Company.
We were of course aware, given the state of the world economies, that we were taking a big financial gamble but we believed (and still do) that if you really focus on giving customers what they want, when they want it and at a fair price you will succeed. This may sound obvious but how often is this forgotten in most companies?
We focus on providing new quality cars, friendly and efficient service and fair transparent pricing.
Here we are, just over 2 years on, with a fleet size of 1,500 cars during the peak season, more than 60,000 individual rentals taken and looking forward to the next 60,000 rentals.
We are very grateful for all the support we have received, and continue to receive, from industry colleagues, including the nominations for various awards such as the “Best Independent Car hire Company (worldwide)”. Most of all we are grateful to the 60,000 families and travellers who have entrusted us with their car rental bookings and to those who continue to ask DRIVALIA to provide them with a car while visiting Spain.
Nuestros mejores deseos y hasta pronto!
Martin, Fernando and Sergio