History

Goldcar, a large business group, at your service

With over 30 years of experience, Goldcar sets the standard in holiday car hire in Europe and is a market leader in Spain and Portugal.

We currently have more than 105 car hire offices, located at major airports and tourist destinations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Malta, Andorra, Morocco, Greece, Croatia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Romania, Cyprus, Turkey, Serbia, Iceland and Montenegro.

The list of Goldcar destinations grows every year, allowing travelers to get behind the wheel of the newest and best value rental cars on the market in ever more locations. The company offers its customers more than 60,000 vehicles that are renewed each year, making it one of the youngest rental fleets in Europe.

Goldcar employs a highly skilled workforce of over 1,100 professionals dedicated to offering all our clients a quality, transparent, and cutting edge service.


More than 30 years traveling the world together

2018

Goldcar enters Montenegro with the opening of two branches in Podgorica and Tivat. It also continues its expansion in Portugal and Greece with the opening of three new offices.

2017

In 2017, International expansion continues to be a priority. In addition to settling into major destinations in France, Italy, the Azores, and Spain, the company enters new branches in major airports in countries such as Turkey, Serbia, and Iceland.

2016

New franchises open in Cancun and Corfu. The company opens new offices in Ponta Delgada (Azores-Portugal) and reinforces its presence in the Italian market. Entry into Serbia, Romania, and Cyprus.

2015

More than a dozen offices open, reinforcing the presence of Goldcar in destinations such as Italy. Entry into Greece, France, Croatia, and the Netherlands.

2014

8 new offices open. Entry into Malta, Andorra and Morocco.
Goldcar achieves number 1 in the holiday car hire market in Portugal. Investindustrial acquire 80% of GOLDCAR.

2013

Inauguration of 9 offices. Goldcar ranks as the number 1 hire car company in the Spanish holiday market.

2012

The expansion in Europe is consolidated with the opening of new offices in Portugal and Italy.

2011

The offices at the airports of Barcelona, Bilbao, Ibiza, and Menorca are inaugurated and international expansion begins with the opening of Faro (Portugal).

2010

Offices open in North Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

2009

A new, more modern, corporate image is created to facilitate the global expansion of Goldcar.

2008

New headquarters open along with centres in Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

2007

New openings in Girona and Granada. The Company brand name changes to Goldcar.

2006

New ventures open in Reus (Tarragona) and Seville.

2002

Development continues with new offices opening at Almeria and Jerez airports.

2001

Continuing the expansion process a new office opens at Murcia Airport.

2000

A new office opens at Malaga Airport.

1998

The Company begins a phase of growth and creates new departments which leads to the expansion of headquarters, based in San Juan de Alicante.

1997

The Benidorm offices are moved to a better location. The first office in Alicante Airport is inaugurated.

1995

The Valencia office opens.

1989

The third Company office opens in Benidorm (Alicante).

1988

The company begins a phase of rapid growth and creates new departments, necessitating the expansion of our headquarters in San Juan de Alicante.

1987

The second Company office opens in Torrevieja (Alicante).

1985

Brothers Juan and Pedro Alcaraz began their venture by renting vehicles from their first office in San Juan de Alicante with just 4 Ford Fiestas and a Ford Escort.