When the Woodford Group was started in 1991 as a two-vehicle rental agency, it was founded on principles of service excellence and value-for-money. More than two decades later, after flourishing into the largest privately owned car hire company in South Africa, we’re is still committed to these values.
Woodford now has a fleet of over a thousand vehicles and operates from seven locations, including all four of South Africa’s major airports. Our head office of the Woodford Group at Mahogany Ridge in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal is the heart of the company, and the centre from which the commercial fleet extends to all corners of the country.
The Group comprises three divisions that covers everything from truck and car rentals to logistics and services, providing solutions for every need of the consumer in the vehicle market.
The Woodford Group isn’t your average vehicle hire agency. We’re an independent rental company and much smaller than some of our competitors. But that’s where our strength lies. We’re able to offer flexibility, adaptability and a personal touch to our service that allows us to punch above our weight.
It has been the ability of the company to adapt to and cater for the customer that has kept Woodford growing steadily, while retaining our partners and a loyal clientele.
We’re a family-owned business. We’re BEE compliant. We work closely with government divisions and the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) to provide a seamless experience for travelers in the country. More than all of that, we’re committed to offering to our customers the best deal, the best rates and the best service.
With support from our partners and clients, Woodford has enjoyed a great degree of growth and success over the past few years. Commended on our customer service, we made a clean sweep at ACSA’s Annual Feather Awards, winning Best Car Rental at the three largest airports in the country.
We don’t, however, use awards to gauge our achievements. Our vision – as it has always been – is to offer the most competitive pricing, the widest range of vehicles and the best service to our clients and customers. We want the experience of renting a vehicle to be as effortless as possible. That’s why we’ve invested heavily in cutting-edge technology, and will continue to do so in coming years.
Our aim: to become one of the top three car hire companies in South Africa by 2020 and a household name when it comes to service excellence in the rental industry.