United International Transportation Co. (Budget Saudi) began its operations in 1978 with 1 rental office, 20 cars, and a staff of 15 people. Since then, it has grown to be the largest car rental company in the Kingdom, with operations extending to all major cities and towns as well as all 8 major airports. It is also the first and only publicly traded joint stock company in its field.
Supported by a world-class fleet of over 18,000 vehicles, 11 fully equipped service centers, and over 90 locations, Budget Saudi has become the market leader in the car rental industry in the Kingdom, the Middle East, and South East Asia. At the forefront of Budget Saudi’s strengths is its extensive scope of customer care facilities that aim to satisfy the client at every step. These include a wide range of continuously improving unparalleled services such as Short Term Car Rental, Pre-owned Car Sales, Hajj and Umrah Services, Premier Limousine Services, Lodge and Drive, Cross Border, and Corporate Leasing. The company also offers operating leases for commercial, passenger, SUV, MUV, semi luxury, and luxury vehicles.
In recognition of the company’s focus on quality initiatives and standards for delivering world-class services, Budget Saudi was awarded the ISO Certification 9001 – 2000 and is thus the only such certified car rental company in Saudi Arabia.
The company’s continuous focus on extensive market research as an important tool for comprehending customer perceptions, preferences, stimulating growth, and other demands has resulted in retaining its leadership position and winning various prestigious awards, such as the 2005 “Marketing Achievement of the Year” from Budget International, and the GMR award for “Highly Commended Sales Promotion” in Middle East for its Scratch-&-Win campaign in 2006. Moreover, Budget Saudi won the coveted 2006 MENA Silver Award, 2007 MENA Gold Award, and 2008 MENA Platinum Award for “Outstanding Achievement as Best International Car Rental Brand” in the Middle East and North Africa.
For Budget Saudi, Corporate Social Responsibility is not just a program, donation, or a press release but rather an integral part of its Corporate Philosophy, which is based on earning ethical profits through Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Budget pledges to extend a helping hand as a Responsible Corporate Citizen to serve the handicapped, orphans, and the underprivileged in KSA through launching initiatives that will reach out to the needy and deserving. One such initiative is the “Give Them A Reason To Smile” campaign, in which Budget Saudi contributes 50% of its sales from the Budget Boutique Collection to charitable organizations for orphaned and handicapped children.
Through these numerous efforts, Budget Saudi is able to foster and contribute to the growing Saudi economy and build a regional reputation as one of the largest franchisee of Budget International in the world.
For an updated address list throughout the region please visit Budget Saudi home page and click on the "Locations" menu.