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Tandem provides car service booking and management software to corporate customers in New York. The company’s acquisition will assist Addison Lee in launching its branded premium service to New York business customers with a dedicated fleet, award-winning digital booking channels and customer service operations.
London-based Addison Lee is the World’s largest managed car operation, providing a premium service through its’ fleet of 5 000 vehicles. The company counts 80 percent of the FTSE 100 Index as customers and provides up to 30,000 rides a day in London alone.
“Our London corporate customers want the same premium car experience in other key markets,” said Andy Boland, CEO of Addison Lee Group. “The acquisition of Tandem allows us to accelerate our plans to deliver these services in New York and supports our broader expansion in the United States,” he added.
In the coming weeks, business customers will be able to book an Addison Lee car in New York via app, web or phone, and businesses with a New York and London presence can arrange Addison Lee services on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as access to managed global services via its international network. By the end of October, there will be 500 Addison Lee branded cars operating in New York.
“While Addison Lee is already one of the largest providers of car services in the United States, this acquisition will allow us to expand even further into New York’s $2 billion car service market through a branded fleet and a digital, premium offering,” Boland added.
The Tandem transaction is the latest in a series of acquisitions that have strengthened Addison Lee’s U.S. proposition. In June 2016, Addison Lee purchased Tristar, an executive car service with a global network spanning 83 countries. In January 2017, the company acquired Flyte Tyme, a leading East Coast car service business, creating a $100 million operation in the United States.
Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
About Addison Lee
Addison Lee is the world’s largest managed premium car service and counts more than 80 percent of the FTSE 100 as customers. It was the first UK ground transport business to launch a booking app, and the company operates 5,000 of its own vehicles and provides up to 30,000 rides a day in London alone. Owned by The Carlyle Group, Addison Lee provides exceptional customer service through innovative technology combined with experienced driver and customer service teams supporting car, chauffeur and courier needs. Addison Lee has 24/7 customer support from its Contact Centre via phone, email and social media. As well as journeys in London, Addison Lee customers can book trips in 83 countries, and following the company’s acquisition of Tristar, Flyte Tyme and Tandem, it will be launching a branded service in New York.
About Tandem Technologies
Tandem Technologies is a world-leading enterprise solution for corporate ground transportation. Tandem is also a leader in fleet solutions, including dispatch, billing and cashiering. Tandem Technologies is the former Aleph Global which was acquired by Transdev in December 2014. Since then, Transdev has invested significantly to enhance its technology, and was relaunched as Tandem in June 2016. Based near Chicago, Transdev is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, streetcar, paratransit, shuttle, and sedan and taxi services. Globally, Transdev operates public transportation in 19 countries. Transdev is committed to being the trusted partner of cities, transit authorities and airports through quality execution and innovations in mobility. http://www.transdevna.com.
*Size of New York City Ground Transport Market 2014, OC&C Strategy Consultants
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