Grab Philippines has announced that it has acquired the business operations of MOVE IT. Grab Philippines will help MOVE IT improve the efficiency of its platform and scale its existing motorcycle taxi fleet.
According to Grab Philippines Senior Director for Operations and Strategy Ronald Roda during a press briefing, the two services will not be merged. Instead, they will continue to operate separately and use their own platforms.
“As we turn a new chapter for our country, Grab Philippines will continue to play an active role in bringing forward the spirit of bayanihan and value-creation – and this milestone that we humbly share with MOVE IT clearly expresses that.”
Grace Vera Cruz, Grab Philippines Country Head
It will look to create at least 6,000 income opportunities for more driver-partners within three months. Additionally, the two companies will work to further enhance its safety and service quality standards.
“Ikinagagalak namin ang suporta at pagtitiwala na ibinigay sa amin ng Grab – ito ay pagpapatunay sa kahusayan ng MOVE IT nitong mga nakaraang taon. At sa panibagong yugtong ito: mas marami pang mga mananakay na lubos na nahihirapan sa pag-cocommute ang ating maseserbisyuhan, mas maraming Pilipino ang ating mabibigyan ng kabuhayan, at mabibigyan natin ang ating mga kababayan ng isang proudly Pinoy motorcycle taxi service na pwede nilang ipagmalaki sa ating mga Southeast Asian neighbors.”
Francis Juan, MOVE IT Chairman