Pyrénées-Orientales department: Transports Pagès join our Group

27 juillet 2022

On June 30, 2022, Keolis acquired Transports Pagès, an Occitan family business devoted to coach transport, and a Group partner since 2020.

More than 110 years of territorial anchoring

With headquarters in Thuir, near Perpignan, Transports Pagès was established in 1910. The family business offers several mobility services in the Pyrénées-Orientales department.

• school bus services for the Occitanie region;

• subcontracted regular lines for the public transport authority of the Pyrénées-Orientales region (Régie Régionale des Transports Publics des Pyrénées-Orientales)

• extracurricular transport and school trips for many clients, such as Joint Association for Mass Catering (Syndicat Mixte pour la restauration Collective, Animation et le Transport Pyrénées—Méditerranée (SYM P-M)) , the city of Perpignan, Community of Aspres Municipalities, Community of Albères-Côte Vermeille Municipalities (Communauté des Communes des Aspres, Communauté de Communes Albères Côte Vermeille), and private schools in Perpignan.

• In recent years, the company has also been developing tourism activities (group or single transport), through the Cars Verts travel agency.

Key figures

• 66 employees, including 55 drivers and 3 mechanics

• 69 coaches (including 10 for tourism activities)

• 2 depots and 1 travel agency

• €4.9 million in revenue in 2021

A close partnership with Keolis

With GEP Vidal, our local subsidiary, Keolis and Transports Pagès started a temporary grouping of businesses (GME) to operate two series of school routes in the Occitanie region in September 2020. Thanks to the positive relationship between the companies, Michel Pagès, the head of Transports Pagès, has asked our Group to acquire his company in preparation for his retirement.

Keolis, a world leader in buses and coaches

For Keolis, acquiring Transports Pagès is part of strengthening its legacy business in France and in the Occitanie region involving buses and coaches. In cities and metropolises, or in suburban and rural areas, we contribute to developing territories and to the mobility needs of their residents through a full range of solutions: urban transport (buses, city centre shuttles, Bus Rapid Transit, intercity transport [coaches, Coach Rapid Transit, tram buses], school transport, and shuttles to airports and large business subdivisions, chauffeured coach hire for events or travel, etc.