November 1, 2017

Kyyti takes a ride with Vietnamese partner

Kyyti Group COO Pekka Niskanen and Mai Linh Group chair Ho Huy signed the letter of intent in Ho Chi Minh City.
Kyyti Group COO Pekka Niskanen and Mai Linh Group chair Ho Huy signed the letter of intent in Ho Chi Minh City.
Kyyti Group

Finnish Kyyti has partnered up with Mai Linh, the biggest transport operator in Vietnam, to improve the country’s mobility situation.

Kyyti’s Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) technology will be used to develop Mai Linh’s services. Mai Linh is the largest taxi company in Vietnam, and it also operates bus routes between major cities and runs rental car services and urban minibuses.

Kyyti’s solution connects ride sharing with other digital mobility services with appropriate interfaces. At the moment, it operates in Tampere, Turku and Oulu in Finland, with Helsinki soon to come.

“We are pleased to start our first operation in Southeast Asia in Vietnam,” says Pekka Möttö, CEO of Kyyti Group. “I could not imagine better collaborator than Mai Linh, who is one of the leading transport operators in the region. I am confident that together we can bring even better customer experience and even more attractive prices for the Vietnamese passengers.”

The collaboration was initiated through VMAP-programme, a joint venture by Ho Chi Minh City and Embassy of Finland in Hanoi aiming to boost co-operation between Finnish and Vietnamese hi-tech companies.

“Companies such as Grab and Uber have created fierce competition in the taxi market,” says Ho Huy, chairman of the board at Mai Linh Group. “In collaboration with Kyyti Group we are able to catch up with the technological development and offer ride sharing that is less expensive than single party services.”

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