The professional sector of the rental of vehicles will bill for 4% more than the previous year, reaching 1,480 million euros, demonstrating the recovery that consolidates the sector, according to data made public by the National Business Federation of Rental of Vehicles with And without driver (Feneval).
The agency points out as one of the main factors that has affected “is the good state of the tourism sector in Spain, which has a direct impact on the rental of vehicles during the peak season of summer,” noting several consecutive exercises in which this sector Registered a slight growth, which is seen with ‘moderate optimism’ by the sector.
In addition to the annual forecasts for the rental of vans and cars, an estimate has also been made regarding the purchase of vehicles. According to the president of the National Business Federation of Rental of Vehicles with and without driver, Miguel Ángel Saavedra, it is believed that this year’s figure will be around 185,000 units, “which represents a not inconsiderable increase of 5% compared to The immediately preceding period. ”
Saavedra has warned, however, that “it is important to be clear that it has not all been good news.” At the Annual Assembly held by Feneval, the main problems or threats in the sector were mentioned, mentioning among the most important, according to Miguel Ángel Saavedra, “professionals have to face the fraudulent use of falsification of documents, which usually entails The theft of cars and vans belonging to rental companies. ”
He said that “despite the expectations are really good, Feneval calls for the sector to follow its progress. After a serious crisis marked by the economic situation, the professionals of this segment of activity begin to enjoy a much more positive panorama. ”