History

Goldcar, a large business group at your service


Goldcar is a benchmark in holiday car hire in Europe being a leader in the sector in countries such as Spain or Portugal.
The company, with more than 30 years of experience, currently has more than 95 car hire offices, located at major airports and tourist destinations in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Malta, Andorra, Morocco, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands, Mexico, Romania, Cyprus, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland.

The list of Goldcar destinations grows every year to bring travelers a wide variety of possibilities with which they can discover the world behind the wheel of the newest rental cars on the market.
The group offers its customers a fleet of more than 55,000 vehicles of which over 80% are renewed every year, providing one of the youngest fleets in the market. The company employs a highly skilled workforce of over 1,100 professionals dedicated to dedicated to offering all its clients a quality, transparent and cutting-edge service.

Goldcar

More than 30 years traveling the world together

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.

1987

The second Company office opens in Torrevieja (Alicante).

1988

The Company is officially established under the name of Europa Rent a Car Ltd.

1989

The third Company office opens in Benidorm (Alicante).

1995

The Valencia office opens.

1997

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

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.

2000

A new office opens at Malaga Airport.

2001

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

2002

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

2006

New ventures open in Reus (Tarragona) and Seville.

2007

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

2008

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

2009

Creation of the new, corporate image more modern and directed at the global implementation of Goldcar.

2010

Offices open in North Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

2011

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

2012

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

2013

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

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.

2015

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

2016

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

2017

In 2017, international expansion continues to be the protagonist. 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.

2018

Goldcar continues its expansion in Portugal with the opening of a new office in Terceira.