RMA Worldwide (www.RMAlimo.com) announced in May the successful acquisition of Kane International Limousine, Inc., forming the greater Washington region’s largest private transportation fleet, and one of the most extensive chauffeured transportation operations in the U.S. RMA Worldwide acquired International Limousine’s assets, employees, and customer contracts as of May 10, 2019. The business will operate under the RMA Worldwide brand.
Founded in 1988 with one sedan, RMA Worldwide has grown to become the region’s largest chauffeured transportation provider. It has been recognized for exceptional client service, including awards from Bethesda Magazine and industry trade magazines. Today, RMA Worldwide provides chauffeured transportation for Fortune 500 executives, as well as individuals working in finance, media, entertainment, sports, university athletics, and destination management companies. RMA’s extensive fleet includes new executive sedans, SUVs, deluxe touring vans, and more than 100 late model mini and coach buses that service its more than 30 charter and shuttle contracts with colleges/universities, private schools, municipalities, and building owners.
“The combination of RMA and International Limousine Service creates a strong transportation option for businesses, associations, and individuals in the Greater Baltimore-Washington region,” said Robert M. Alexander, CEO of RMA Worldwide. “In combination, we can provide a premium quality service for every client’s transportation needs – whether its operating shuttles, providing executive transportation, or motor coaches.”
International Limousine Service grew from five vehicles in 1980 to more than 120, also providing executive sedan, limousine, bus, and shuttle services.
“The strategic merging of our two companies creates an incredibly strong portfolio,” explained Richard P. Kane, CEO of International Limousine Service. “It means that our clients will benefit from a more diverse product offering and high-levels of customer service, something which is being lost with the ride sharing model.”
The combined business will serve more than 6,000 clients and transport nearly 12 million passengers in more than 400 vehicles each year. The privately-held company will employ more than 550 people in the region and will operate facilities in Baltimore, North Bethesda, Washington, DC, and will soon open additional facilities in Richmond, Va. RMA projects more than $65 million in revenue in 2019, and will continue to provide customers with worldwide service through its affiliate network in 600 cities around the globe.
“The market for chauffeured transportation has grown tremendously over the last few years,” added Alexander. “We realized that with the expanded market there is an incredible opportunity for a provider who is focused on service quality and safety. We want to be the first choice for chauffeured services, whether it’s running shuttles between campuses or driving executives to the airport. We can now deploy vehicles more quickly, provide more transportation choices, and do it with white-glove service.”
Source: Yahoo News