CMAC Group poised for growth as it joins ComfortDelGro

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ComfortDelGro is Metroline’s parent company. RICHARD WALTER

ComfortDelGro has expanded its transport portfolio with CMAC’s diverse range of services in the worldwide market

UK-based ground transport and accommodation specialist CMAC Group has been acquired by ComfortDelGro Corporation through its wholly-owned CityFleet Networks subsidiary.

CMAC has operations in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Netherlands, managing journeys for almost three million travellers annually on behalf of airlines and ground handlers, train operators, corporations and consumers. Through its Suntransfers brand, CMAC provides private and shared-ride transfers to over 500 airports, stations and ports worldwide.

This acquisition is part of ComfortDelGro’s strategy to expand its portfolio of point-to-point mobility services and offerings, and increases the Group’s footprint to 12 countries worldwide. In the UK, the mobility group owns and operates taxis and private hire vehicles through CityFleet Networks in Aberdeen, Liverpool and the North West, as well as Metroline and Westbus in London, Adventure Travel in Wales, and the megabus, Scottish and Irish Citylink operations.

CMAC will remain operationally independent and led by its current senior team, including CEO Peter Slater, and will continue to work with its existing clients and supply partners. Peter commented: “We are excited to be part of a bigger family in Europe and globally. With our strong history, innovation expertise and team, CMAC would be growing aside with ComfortDelGro Group and will continue to deliver value to our customers and partners.

“I’m immensely proud of CMAC’s history and achievements, which wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic team, valued clients and trusted supply partner network. I look forward to continuing our commitment to delivering a highly valued service as well as being an employer of choice.”

Edward Thomas, CEO of ComfortDelGro’s European operations, added: “This acquisition is aligned with ComfortDelGro’s strategy to expand our point-to-point mobility services and offerings. As an established player in providing wide-ranging emergency passenger transport services to businesses, CMAC is complementary to our operations in the UK and Europe, allowing us to expand our business-to-business offerings in the region. In addition, as part of the wider ComfortDelGro Group, CMAC will be able to tap into our deep market knowledge to grow its business and reach.

From left: Edward Thomas, Cheng Siak Kian of ComfortDelGro with CMAC CEO Peter Slater. COMFORTDELGRO