Mobility tech firm expands European operations

Saltaire-based technology company FOD Mobility Group has opened a new office in Dusseldorf, Germany, as part of its expansion into European markets.

The firm says the move represents its commitment to providing its suite of mobility technology and services to current and future clients in the German region and throughout continental Europe.

FOD’s Fleetondemand mobility platform provides ground transportation services from hundreds of vehicle hire, car club and taxi providers, allowing companies to book and manage their road travel using a single desktop application.

Movezero is FOD’s electric Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) technology platform for companies looking to make the shift towards greener, more sustainable travel.

The application integrates the booking, payment, and aggregation of EV charging with a wide range of all-electric transport modes, including EV car clubs, short-term EV hire, EV flexi lease, and micromobility options.

FOD’s Mobilleo MaaS platform will be rebranded for use throughout the European market.

It brings connected mobility to cities and businesses, consolidating all forms of travel into a single smartphone and desktop solution.

Customers can find, book and pay for their multi-modal journeys worldwide, including flights, trains, taxis, buses, DRT, car hire, car clubs, bike sharing, hotels, airport lounges and more.

FOD says countries including the UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands have been continuously investing in smart transportation infrastructure, and developed economies such as Germany and Finland are early adopters of MaaS, which has helped make Europe the largest market.

The company adds that planned investments to improve urban transport and traffic infrastructure are expected to drive the European MaaS market, with the region retaining a dominant share in the market for the next three to four years and beyond.

FOD founder and CEO, Justin Whitston, said: “The German market is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most influential tech hubs in Europe.

“There is a growing demand from cities and corporate organisations seeking to implement innovative and sustainable mobility solutions, accelerated by recent supply chain challenges in the vehicle leasing and rental markets.

“This is an exciting stage in our evolution as we continue to grow our capabilities across Europe and further deepen our connections with new and existing German clients.

“Our presence in Germany is just the start of our continued plans for rapid growth, with further office locations due to be opened throughout Europe this year.”