Portsmouth-based taxi company Aqua Cars acquired by Veezu

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A well-known taxi firm, which is the largest in Portsmouth, has been acquired by a fast growing private hire firm in a bid to improve passenger experiences.

Launched in 2013, Veezu invests heavily in data, technology, and infrastructure to ensure that hyperlocal private hire operators like Aqua Cars remain part of their community, without compromising the passenger experience.

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Ronnie Leng, co-owner of Aqua Cars, said: "Joining forces with Veezu is a natural next step for us to further support our local community by improving the passenger experience. The implementation of new technologies will ensure a more reliable, safe, and easy service for passengers and will aid more than 600 drivers that we partner with across the region.”

Aqua Cars has been acquired by Veezu. 

Pictured: Barry and Ronnie Leng and Arnie Singh (middle) 
Picture: Andrew Lloyd Aqua Cars has been acquired by Veezu. 

Pictured: Barry and Ronnie Leng and Arnie Singh (middle) 
Picture: Andrew Lloyd
Aqua Cars has been acquired by Veezu. Pictured: Barry and Ronnie Leng and Arnie Singh (middle) Picture: Andrew Lloyd | ANDREW LLOYD

Aqua Cars’ head office is in Portsmouth and it will become part of the Veezu Group, alongside Bridge Cars in Gosport and Andi Cars in Havant. The Hampshire - based taxi firm was established in 1984 and was passed over to numerous owners until 1990 when brothers, Ronnie and Barry Leng, bought it - and they remain the current owners to this day. When they first took over the business, the firm only had 16 cars and over the years, the brothers have steadily expanded the business. Arnie Singh, chief operations officer of Veezu, said: "We’re so pleased to welcome the whole Aqua team to Veezu. Their reputation for excellence proceeds them and is one we will maintain through the partnership.

"As our first acquisition of 2024, following a number of successful acquisitions last year including Britannia Taxis in Merseyside, it highlights that our growth strategy continues. We’re thrilled to expand further south and develop our strong network of areas across the UK.”

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