SWVL acquires Urbvan and expands to Mexico

SWVL acquires Urbvan and expands to Mexico

Swvl, tech-enabled mass transit solutions provider, acquired Mexico-based Urbvan Mobility, a shared mobility platform that provides tech-enabled transportation services.

“Urbvan was founded on the same principals as Swvl: to address the inefficiencies found in traditional mass transit in many parts of the world. With a significant footprint in Mexico, an impressive suite of Transport as a Service (TaaS) offerings, and strong relationships with local government players, this acquisition reinforces Swvl’s position as a leading provider of safer and more reliable mobility solutions which are required for vulnerable people living in densely populated, challenging markets with vast geographies,” Mostafa Kandil, Swvl Founder and CEO, said.

Urbvan provides tech-enabled transportation services that aim to improve both quality of life and safety standards of bus travel across vast geographical distances integrating mobility patterns with a shared vehicle aggregator platform.

“Swvl and Urbvan share a vision to remodel mass transit to be safer for everyone, no matter their gender or social class, in the most challenging and densely populated urban neighborhoods in Latin America. We are excited to partner with Swvl as we work to illustrate best-practices for tech-optimized day to day travel in Mexico. This transaction positions Urbvan to leverage Swvl’s global offerings to scale the platform both within the region and beyond. We look forward to using our combined capabilities to provide safe, efficient, and affordable shared mobility options across the world,” Renato Picard, Urbvan Co-Founder and Co-CEO, said.

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