ZF Friedrichshafen has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere
2getthere offers complete automated transport systems and is located in Utrecht, Netherlands, with offices in San Francisco, Dubai and Singapore. Applications range from driverless electric transport systems at airports, business and theme parks to dedicated urban transport infrastructures.
“2getthere has more than three decades of experience in the market for autonomous passenger transport vehicles as well as unique engineering and software competences. This acquisition supports our strategy to become a leading autonomous transportation systems supplier in the booming new mobility market,” said Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chairman of the Board of Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
With this strategic investment, ZF is strengthening its position in the growth markets of Mobility-as-a-Service solutions, autonomous transport systems, and shared autonomous vehicles. The majority stake in 2getthere complements ZF’s existing investments and co-operations, such as the e.GO Moove, a joint venture with e.GO Mobile AG, which targets the production of the e.GO Mover autonomous minibus, as well as Transdev, an operator and global provider of integrated mobility solutions.
Since 2getthere’s establishment in 1984, 2getthere has accumulated more than 100 million km of autonomous mileage with driverless passenger and cargo transport systems in major cities, ports and airports worldwide.
“The market for driverless electric transport systems is developing dynamically. We want to continue to lead the market and the involvement of ZF in helping us to realize our growth plans, accelerate our technology roadmap and provide the required security for new and existing customers,” said Carel C. van Helsdingen, founder and CEO of 2getthere. “The technological cooperation with ZF will support 2getthere’s work for the delivery of mixed traffic applications like Rivium and Brussels Airport.”
In the future, ZF and 2getthere will closely work together to further develop technologies for autonomous transport systems.
“We have developed into a complete systems supplier for automated functions and we are therefore in a perfect position to support 2getthere. We can deliver electric drivelines, solutions for sensor technology, high performance computing, and actuators for all levels of automated applications,” explained Scheider.
The two companies have agreed not to disclose the transaction volume.