Cartrawler buys Cabforce, an online booking platform for transfers by taxi, minibus and limousine
On 3 April, Cabforce, a Finnish company with headquarters in Espoo, Finland was acquired by the Irish Cartrawler which focuses primarily on online car rental.
Cabforce markets itself as the world’s largest online taxi and transfer services provider offering flat rates and easy booking via Internet.
Cabforce online booking is currently available in 54 countries, to and from approximately 200 locations, usually airports. The company aims primarily at business travellers looking for a reliable transfer/taxi service. Cabforce works with regular taxi companies as well as with exclusive transfer services.
Cabforce – how does it work?
Cabforce’s online platform collects offers from professional and duly licensed taxi and transfer providers, unlike the American service Uber which cooperates also with private drivers.
On the company’s website you can search for deals for transport from a given airport to the final destination (home, hotel or any convenient location in the city), at flat rate and with no hidden extras (tolls, tips, local taxes, etc. ). The advanced online booking system allows secure payments with a credit card. Service in English is available in all destinations.
Apart from regular taxi and transfer operators, Cabforce partners with established chauffeured car and limousine service such as myDriver (Sixt) or Black Lane.
Cabforce cooperates as well with business travel agencies and airlines, amongst them Carlson Wagonlit Travel, BCD Travel, SAS and Finnair, as well as with technology partners, such as Amadeus (Amadeus Taxi & Transfer solutions) and Travelport (Travelport Marketplace).
Cartrawler aquires Cabforce
The price of Cabforce acquisition by Cartrawler has not been revealed. Cabforce services are expected to complement Cartrawler’s existing transportation (car rental) offer on airports worldwide.
As per late January 2015, Cabforce received an approximately 1.5 million euros financing from Finnvera, a Finnish state-owned finance company, as well as from private investors.