Welcome to Avis

Avis Switzerland

1946 – Warren E. Avis founds the car hire company 'Avis Airlines Rent A Car System' in Detroit.
1953 – Max. R. Spycher buys the licence from Warren E. Avis and starts a car rental at Zurich Airport under the company name 'Swissways Autovermietung' with three Volkswagen cars.
1965 – Avis Inc. buys back the licence and founds Avis Car Hire.
Avis Budget Autovermietung AG
Head office
Avis Budget Autovermietung AG
Hofwisenstrasse 36 
8153 Rümlang
Phone: 044 809 18 18
Fax: 044 810 00 47
Website: www.avis.ch
UID No.: CHE-105.955.846 MWST 
Trade register No.:
Reservation office
Phone: 0848 81 18 18 
Fax: 0848 81 18 04 
Company management
Martin Gruber, Managing Director
Sales (corporate customers)
Jens Willkomm, Head of Corporate Sales
Share capital
CH 1'100'000.00 
100% subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc.
Company staff
Area of operation
Rental of cars and vans with and without chauffeur, used car dealer