Rental giant Enterprise has announced the acquisition of Walker Vehicle Rentals, which hires out commercial vehicles in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Enterprise says the deal will see it integrating the Walker business with its Irish operation to create a combined commercial rental fleet of more than 1,900 vehicles.

Once integrated, the business will operate as part of Enterprise’s commercial vehicle division, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, with Walker Vehicle Rental depots in Dublin, Cork, Wexford, Limerick, and Antrim being rebranded as Enterprise Flex-E-Rent locations.

Enterprise Holdings managing director for the UK and Ireland Ryan Johnson said: “We’re delighted to formally welcome all 70 Walker Vehicle Rentals’ employees into the Enterprise family. 

“We can now look to integrate the businesses with the help of the existing Walker Vehicle Rentals management team to create the leading commercial vehicle business in Ireland that provides its customers with the very best choice, value and service.

“This agreement allows us to expand our commercial vehicle business significantly and is complementary to our existing Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch network and recently launched Enterprise Car Club service. It also illustrates our commitment to grow our business in Ireland through investment, diversification and the introduction of additional mobility services.”