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mytaxi and Hailo join forces to create Europe´s largest taxi e-hailing company

mytaxi and Hailo join forces to create Europe´s largest taxi e-hailing company

  • mytaxi and Hailo create Europe’s largest taxi e-hailing company with 100.000 drivers in over 50 cities in nine countries
  • New company to use mytaxi brand with head office in Hamburg, Germany
  • Andrew Pinnington, currently Hailo CEO, to lead newly formed company
  • mytaxi founder becomes Managing Director of Daimler Mobility Services and strategic advisor
  • Daimler Financial Services continues strategic investments in innovative mobility services

 

mytaxi and Hailo, two innovative leaders in the field of taxi e-hailing, are joining forces and creating Europe’s largest taxi e-hailing company with 70 million passengers and 100.000 registered taxi drivers in over 50 cities across nine countries.

The geographic footprint of the two companies is very complementary. Hailo operates in the UK, Ireland, and Spain, while mytaxi is available in Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.

The newly formed company will operate under the mytaxi brand and will rebrand all Hailo operations in UK, Ireland, and Spain by mid 2017. Andrew Pinnington will be appointed CEO of the new company. Niclaus Mewes, founder of mytaxi, is taking a seat on the supervisory board and in addition he will become Managing Director of Daimler Mobility Services GmbH. He will play a central role in the integration and strategic development of the new mytaxi company.

“The joining of mytaxi and Hailo is another strategic step in making us a leader of mobility solutions and platforms. By providing mobility at your fingertips, customers can enjoy various forms of mobility with a transparent overview and easy to pay services. This investment is in addition to the nearly 500 million Euros we’ve already invested in building mobility platforms and services over the last years. We are prepared to make further strategic investments as we continuously build our mobility eco-system.” said Klaus Entenmann, Chairman of Daimler Financial Services AG.

“By combining Hailo and mytaxi, we have created the largest European taxi e-Hailing company. We bring together world class technology, an iconic brand, high quality people and the financial backing of our shareholders”, said Andrew Pinnington, CEO designate of mytaxi.Niclaus Mewes, founder of mytaxi, said: “Hailo and mytaxi are both market leaders in the countries we operate. Together we are even stronger and we look forward to further innovative transport and mobility solutions as we provide compelling offers for both drivers and passengers.”

The announcement of the proposed combined business is subject to the approval of the European Regulatory Authorities and a decision is expected in the next weeks.

Source: Daimler

Moovel Helps Hamburg’s Transport System To Become Fully Integrated

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One-stop-shop for urban mobility in Hamburg: book and pay for journeys with car2go, Flinkster, mytaxi, Deutsche Bahn and from now on also public transport (HVV) directly in the moovel app
Hamburg
  • In Hamburg, moovel now makes it possible to book and pay for online tickets for Hamburg Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund – HVV) directly in the app, in addition to car2go, Flinkster, mytaxi and Deutsche Bahn journeys
  • Hamburg is the first German city of over a million inhabitants with a one-stop-shop for urban mobility
  • HVV CEO and moovel Group CEO present the latest version of the mobility app in the Hanseatic city  
Hamburg – With the full integration of online tickets for local public transport in Hamburg, moovel is offering a one-stop-shop for urban mobility: from now on, it is possible to book and pay for journeys by the transport modes within Hamburg Transport Associationdirectly and conveniently via the moovel app.
At the presentation of the latest generation of the moovel app, the CEO of Hamburg Transport Association, Lutz Aigner, said: “We believe that further sales channels in the form of external mobility platforms are a useful addition to our wide variety of services. The sale of HVV tickets via the new moovel app is therefore an interesting option, not least for passengers from out of town.”
Jörg Lamparter, moovel Group GmbH CEO: “Hamburg Transport Association is a key partner and the backbone of mobility in Hamburg, along with the buses, subway, suburban railway, ferries and regional trains. We are delighted that, in partnership with HVV, we can demonstrate just how much easier smartphones can make our mobility in cities. Our one-stop-shop for urban mobility is the only one of its kind in the world.”
Search for, book and pay for mobility with a single app
The mobility app from the wholly owned Daimler subsidiary shows users the best route to their destination: the free iOS and Android mobility app combines local public transport, the car-sharing providers car2go and Flinkster, mytaxi, Taxi-Ruf, rental bicycles and Deutsche Bahn. Using the moovel app, car2go, Flinkster, mytaxi and Deutsche Bahn can be booked and paid for simply and directly throughout Germany. In Hamburg, single, day and group HVV tickets are now also available – the booking and payment of the HVV tickets in the moovel app is so easy: if a connection search is carried out in the moovel search function, the app proposes the purchase of the appropriate HVV single ticket for the desired journey and shows day and group tickets as further options. Consequently, the user is already mobile after just two clicks. The tickets are then provided in the app and can be called up as necessary. The billing between moovel and HVV takes place in the background without any further login procedure for the customer.
Based in Hamburg: moovel development team and lead agency JvM/Elbe
On October 1, 2015, the business operations of the moovel mobility platform were transferred to a new, independent company – moovel Group GmbH. The company’s headquarters are in Stuttgart. The company opened a development center in Hamburg in 2015: the team of fifteen in the Hanseatic city is responsible within the moovel development network for all user account and payment functions – from the database to the app. Hamburg is also home to moovel’s new lead agency: Jung von Matt/Elbe. The creative agency has developed an integrated communication concept for the moovel app. The new campaign is set to launch at the end of April. Altogether, 110 people work for moovel Group GmbH in Germany. The same number of people work for moovel North America, which arose on April 14, 2016, from the merger of the two US subsidiaries RideScout (Austin) and GlobeSherpa (Portland).
Source: Daimler