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Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK has completed its acquisition of SHB Hire, creating a commercial vehicle rental giant.

Romsey-based SHB Hire has a fleet of more than 18,500 commercial vehicles. It has 16 locations nationwide and offers light commercial vehicles, HGVs, 4x4s, tippers and specialist lorries.

The two businesses will now be integrated as part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle division, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, and will comprise more than 45,000 vehicles.

“We are very excited to complete this acquisition and formally welcome SHB Hire into the Enterprise family,” said Khaled Shabo, Enterprise Holdings MD for the UK & Ireland.

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“This is a very significant moment as Enterprise and SHB Hire unite with a shared vision to create the best commercial vehicle rental business in the UK,” he said.

“Our aim is to deliver the best choice, value and service to our growing number of commercial vehicle customers.

“The speed of regulatory changes for commercial vehicle operators, coupled with the desire of many organisations not to commit large amounts of capital to their fleets, are shaping how businesses are rethinking their mobility needs,” Shabo added.

Ben Lawson, Enterprise Holdings vice president of mobility and project development for the UK & Ireland, will lead the integration process.

The combined business will then be overseen by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent MD, Danny Glynn.