- Number one mobility service provider further extends its lead as Germany’s premier mobility platform
- SIXT to collaborate with the taxi company Taxi Berlin effective immediately
- SIXT App integrates taxi services in many major German cities for On-Demand trips via SIXT ride
Pullach, 10 July 2019 – Order a taxi via SIXT App: SIXT is further expanding its network of taxi partners on its integrated mobility platform and is now also collaborating with the Berlin-based taxi company Taxi Berlin. Customers can now book a taxi in the German capital and, as before, in the major cities of Munich, Frankfurt/Main, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bonn and Hamburg at any time via SIXT ride. SIXT has already been working together with the taxi companies for several months and plans to further expand its range of services.
Hermann Waldner, Managing Director of Taxi Berlin [and Vice President of the German Taxi and Rental Car Association (BZP)]: “Our cooperation in the past months has shown that the taxi industry and SIXT complement each other ideally. We offer professional structures for arranging trips that cover immediate needs and, conversely, gain access to SIXT’s international customer base. But more than just that: our joint customers have already given our services via SIXT ride top scores thousands of times. I am convinced that our collaboration also holds the potential for further innovation in the future in the interests of our customers.”
Alexander Sixt, Chief CAO of SIXT SE: “We are consistently expanding our lead as the premier mobility platform, especially in our home market of Germany. We are also very pleased about the expansion of our partnership with taxi centres. Our claim in everything we do is as simple as it is complex: we want to meet the mobility needs of our customers in the best possible way. This also applies to their immediate needs for transfer services. The taxi industry in Germany is a strong and reliable partner when it comes to on-demand services – primarily based on its nationwide availability as well as its convenient, reliable and future-oriented solutions. In this cooperation, we see ourselves as a development partner that supports the initiatives of the trade.”
Book and pay – All in one App
With these partnerships, SIXT supplements the mobility offers of the SIXT App in the areas of SIXT rent (car rental) and SIXT share (car sharing) with so-called on-demand trips for immediately available transport in the area of SIXT ride (taxi and driving services). For this purpose, the company relies on the existing business structures of established taxi companies in Germany. This results in a variety of advantages for both sides: taxi companies offer all the technological prerequisites of a modern travel company taking the regulatory framework applicable in Germany into account. SIXT, on the other hand, is an established player in the tourism industry and cooperates with many international companies that use SIXT's mobility solutions for their business trips. In addition, the company offers its services on various travel booking portals through which customers can organize their entire travel chain.
For both, business travellers and tourists, SIXT’s collaboration with the taxi industry means significant added value for their trips: The SIXT App makes booking and paying for trips simple and uncomplicated. For the first time, corporate travel managers now have the opportunity to professionally purchase and manage taxi services during the organization of a business trip. This simplifies often lengthy accounting processes and significantly increases planning transparency. And also for tourists from home and abroad, taxis are often the means of choice to reach their next destination after their arrival at the airport or the train station. Together with the German taxi industry, SIXT offers them an attractive offer, easy booking and flawless processes.
Headquartered in Pullach, near Munich, Germany, SIXT SE is a leading international provider of high-quality mobility services. With its products SIXT rent, SIXT share and SIXT ride, the company offers a unique, integrated range of mobility services in the areas of car rental, car sharing and ride services. These products can be booked via a single app that also integrates the services of mobility partners. SIXT is present in approximately 110 countries worldwide. The company’s strengths lie in its consistent customer focus, its culture of innovation with a strong technological expertise, its high share of premium cars in the fleet and an attractive price-performance ratio. The SIXT Group generated revenues of EUR 2.93 billion (2018) and is one of the most profitable mobility service providers worldwide. SIXT SE, the Group’s parent company, has been listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 1986 (WKN common shares: 723132, WKN preferred shares: 723133). https://about.sixt.com
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