Both companies report this in a press release on Tuesday. Lab Box, which Skipr fully owned, retains a majority in the start-up, De Tijd learned.
Skipr is a MaaS platform, which stands for ‘Mobility as a Service’. The app helps companies to combine possible forms of mobility for employees, from their own car to a train or bus ticket to the use of rental cars, shared bicycles and parking lots.
With the support of the shareholders, the mobility app aims to ‘acquire a strategic position in the Belgian market and become the leader in unified solutions for employee mobility’. Skipr wants to expand the offer with additional mobility services and plans investments to improve the user experience. Skipr will also expand to France. “Other markets will follow.”
Lab Box was created in 2018 by Lab Box, the incubator of the listed holding company D’Ieteren. Lab Box also houses the start-ups Poppy (shared cars), Lizy (leasing used cars) and Husk (using private drivers).