German Consul General in Dubai congratulates door2door and Swvl on their merger as an important sign for the future relationship between the UAE and Germany

  • Excellent timing for both companies: UAE and Germany are celebrating their 50th anniversary of political relations this year

  • Swvl & door2door welcome the Consul General of Germany to dubai discuss how to further strengthen relations between the UAE and Germany

  • The acquisition of Volt Lines this week in Turkey marks a new stage in the company’s expansion strategy

DUBAIWATER, May 4, 2022 /CNW/ — Last week, germany Consul General at dubaiHolger Mahnicke, followed an invitation from Swvl and door2door, visiting the company’s headquarters in dubai. During an open discussion, they discussed with the Consul General how to further strengthen relations between the UAE and Germany. 2022 is a very special year: the two countries are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

The two teams of Swvl and door2door explained how important and at the same time unique the construction of this cooperation is. It is enriched with complementary technologies, products and services, offering intercity, intracity, B2B and B2G transport in more than 115 cities in 18 countries and four continents. The foundation of this is a multinational culture of people collaborating and cooperating to provide safer, better and more reliable transportation, improve public transportation and reduce GHG emissions.

Holger Mahnicke, germany Consul General at dubaisaid: “I really enjoyed our conversation on how to make cities smarter. Germany and relations with the UAE have been prosperous over the past 50 years. This is an excellent cooperation to shape together a sustainable future for the next 50 years.”

Mostafa Kandilfounder and CEO of Swvl, said: “The merger of door2door and Swvl is a perfect example of companies in the Middle East and Central Europe working together for a better future, providing safe and affordable transportation options, opening social, economic and educational opportunities while reducing emissions. It was an honor to discuss with Consul General Mahnicke how Swvl and door2door can help strengthen German-Emirati relations.”

Youssef SalemSwvl CFO, said: “As our group expands globally, our company’s contribution to international relations becomes more important. Our association with door2door and the discussions today demonstrate the strong economic ties between Europe and the Middle East. I am very happy that we had an open exchange with the Consul General, his insights and advice were greatly appreciated by our team.”

Tom Kirschbaum and Maxim Nohroudi, founders and co-CEOs of door2door, said: “The merger of our two companies is a strong signal in our industry, and beyond: it is an economic and international relations signal, because it shows that “a new global mobility champion is being formed on the shoulder of the UAE-Germany relationship. Stakeholders across industries have recognized this strong decision, and with the acquisition of Volt this week Lines of Turkey we continue our journey towards building a global mobility company.”

About door2door

door2door is a fast-growing European mobility platform that provides software solutions for on-demand shared mobility, multimodal routing and mobility analytics. the BerlinThe New York-based company licenses its B2G/B2B mobility software to municipalities, transit operators, transit agencies, enterprises and automakers, with 70 deployments in 10 European countries and a market share of approximately 24% in Germany, Europe the largest mass transit market. Founded by dr. Tom Kirschbaum and Maxim Nohroudi with the aim of making cities smarter, door2door was named by LinkedIn as “Top-10 Startup in Germany” and “European Company of the Year”.

About swvl

Swvl is a global provider of transformative technology transit solutions, offering intercity, intracity, B2B and B2G transportation in more than 115 cities in 18 countries and four continents. The Company’s platform provides free semi-private alternatives to public transportation for people who cannot access or afford private options. Every day, Swvl’s parallel transit systems get people where they want, when they want – making mobility safer, more efficient, accessible and environmentally friendly. Customers can book their rides on an easy-to-use proprietary app with various payment options and 24/7 access to high-quality private buses and vans.

Swvl was co-founded by Mostafa Kandilwho launched Carmudi in The Philippines, which has become the country’s largest automotive classifieds platform in just six months. He then served as Chief Operating Officer of Rocket Internet. In 2016, Kandil joined Careem, a ride-sharing company and the first unicorn in the world. Middle Eastwhere it launched services in several new markets.

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