Veezu bolsters hub operations with Shrewsbury Taxis and Wheels deals

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Veezu has made further acquisitions in Yorkshire and the West Midlands as it continues to expand its major regional hubs.

The company’s West Midlands arm, Go Carz, has acquired Shrewsbury Cars and its sister company Oswestry Cars, making it the biggest operator in the Shrewsbury area. The cars are now all operating under the Go Carz brand. Shrewsbury Cars hit the headlines during the 2020 lockdown when it launched a successful food delivery operation called Shrewsbury Eats.

The Shrewsbury and Oswestry fleets will join the 210 cars Go Carz operates in the Shrewsbury area, following its takeover of Comet Cars in Shrewsbury in 2018. Last year, Go Carz bought Diamond Cars in Telford, which took the Telford Go Carz fleet to 650.

And in Leeds, Amber Cars, has added two brands, Wheels Private Hire and South Leeds & Hunslet Cars, to boost its offering across West Yorkshire.

The acquisition will add an additional 250 driver-partners across the region to the Amber Cars fleet, consolidating its position as the biggest taxi and private hire operator in Leeds with more than 1,650 drivers.

The well-known Wheels brand has been operating for more than 20 years, and it took over South Leeds & Hunslet Cars in 2016. The Wheels mobile app is no longer available, and has been replaced by the Amber Cars app.

Wheels and South Leeds & Hunslet Cars driver-partners will get access to new technology, and will also have the option to subscribe to a vehicle hire agreement, accident management service, and a vehicle insurance policy.

Chris Neary, Amber Cars regional director (pictured), said: “Wheels and South Leeds & Hunslet Cars passengers will now be able to experience Amber Cars’ market-leading technology and service standards. This includes a winning combination of our booking app, advanced digital infrastructure, and professional driver-partners.”