Keolis strengthens its services for people with reduced mobility, with the acquisition of French transport company Les Coccinelles.

06-28-2017. Keolis has purchased French company Les Coccinelles and its subsidiary, Les Kangarous 2. Both specialise in transport for passengers with reduced mobility. This acquisition strengthens the Group’s leading role in France for accessible mobility solutions adapted to suit all passengers’ needs.

Les Coccinelles was started in 2004, and acquired its subsidiary Les Kangarous 2 in 2011. Both companies specialise in transport for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). With 660 trips a day, these companies transport over 1,000 persons daily, most of whom are children, towards schools and medical-educational centres in Paris and two of its suburbs. 

The companies operate a combined fleet of 220 vehicles and employ 237 staff. Fifty percent of their services are contracted with STIF, the public transport authority for the Greater Paris region. 

Keolis is pursuing its development in the Greater Paris region, an area which is undergoing significant growth in public transport. Keolis already operates two PRM transport networks in the Paris region (PAM 75 and PAM 94), and, with this new acquisition, further increases its presence in this form of specialised transport. 

The Keolis Group has already established itself as a leader in transport for people with reduced mobility, with over 40 networks globally servicing more than 1.2 million passengers. This acquisition reinforces Keolis’ commitment to the market for passengers with reduced mobility.