Acquisition boost for V Cars
V Cars, which has operations in Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon, has increased the capacity of its Bristol-based fleet by 20% through the acquisition of local firm Call Cars.
The deal makes V Cars the largest taxi and private hire vehicle operator in the Bristol area delivering over 3 million passenger journeys per year. Former shareholder of Call Cars, Steven Kelly, remains with the business to support the transfer of the fleet over to the V Cars brand and become a key member of the V Cars management team.
V Cars is owned by the technology focused passenger services group, Veezu, which acquired the business in July 2017. The group has three other major service hubs throughout the UK, each operating under established local brands – Dragon Taxis in South Wales, A2B Radio Cars in the West Midlands and Amber Cars in Leeds.
Nathan Bowles, CEO, said: “The acquisition of Call Cars has significantly expanded the capacity of the V Cars fleet and strengthens our local service capacity in one of our key regional hubs. Call Cars drivers and passengers will now have the opportunity of experiencing Veezu’s market-leading booking technology and service standards, which will improve the customer experience greatly. Customers will be able to enjoy the ease of booking and paying for services via the V Cars mobile app, or if they prefer, phoning our call centre and connecting with our local staff to book and pay for their journeys in cash.”