FOD Mobility Group expands European operations with new German office

yorkshire tech firm fod mobility group opens new german office
FOD Mobility Group’s executive board from left to right: Justin Whitston (Founder & CEO), Simon Lamkin (Chief Technology Officer), Joe Howick (Chief Commercial Officer) and Matt Heald (Chief Operating Officer).

Leading multi-platform technology company FOD Mobility Group has today announced the opening of its new office in Dusseldorf, Germany as part of its current expansion into several European markets.

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

The Fleetondemand mobility platform provides a range of ground transportation services from hundreds of leading 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 unique electric Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) technology platform for companies looking to make the shift towards greener, more sustainable travel. The unique 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 market-leading Mobilleo MaaS platform will be rebranded for use throughout the European market. The award-winning application 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.

The platform can be configured to suit the different policies and mobility requirements of any organisation, which includes saving costs by consolidating travel booking and expenses, alternatives to company cars, enhancing employee benefit programmes, improving CSR policies, or driving total cost of mobility intelligence across the business.

Mobilleo is also being used by public authorities to power ground-breaking urban and rural MaaS projects that help to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote healthier lifestyles by encouraging people to leave their cars at home and use shared and active travel options instead.

According to recent research by MarketsandMarkets, Europe has been an early adopter of MaaS and contributes a share of approximately 32 per cent to the overall MaaS market globally.

The growth of the MaaS market is influenced by factors such as increasing smart city initiatives, growing adoption of on-demand mobility services, the need to reduce CO2 emissions, improved 4G/5G infrastructure, and penetration of smartphones.

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.

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.

Founder and CEO, Justin Whitston commented: “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.”

FOD Mobility Group has experienced significant growth throughout 2021 and 2022, recently featuring in this year’s Financial Times’ FT 1000 list of Europe’s fastest growing companies with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57%.