Taxify and Didi Chuxing announce strategic partnership
Taxify, a leading ride sharing company in Europe and Africa, announced a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, a worldwide mobile transportation platform. Under this partnership, DiDi will invest in and collaborate with Taxify to support the latter's further growth and innovation across diversified markets.
Launched in Estonia in 2013, Taxify is claimed to be the fastest-growing ride-hailing company in Europe and Africa. It offers taxi- and private car-hailing services to more than 2.5 million users in major hubs across 18 countries, including Hungary, Romania, the Baltic States, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya.
Powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, DiDi offers a range of mobility services, including Taxi, Premier, Express, Luxe, and Hitch, to over 400 million users in more than 400 cities. In addition to reportedly creating more than 17 million flexible work and income opportunities for its driver-partners, DiDi leverages its AI capabilities to help cities develop integrated and sustainable smart transportation solutions.
Markus Villig, Founder and CEO of Taxify, said: "Taxify will utilize this partnership to solidify our position in core markets in Europe and Africa. We believe DiDi is the best partner to help us become the most popular and efficient transport option in Europe and Africa."
Will Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of Didi Chuxing, said: "Taxify provides innovative, high-quality mobility services across many diverse markets. We share a strong commitment to harnessing the power of mobile technology to satisfy rapidly evolving consumer demands and revitalize the traditional transportation industry. I believe this partnership will contribute to cross-regional smart transportation linkages between Asian, European, and African markets."