Shared micromobility operator TIER has completed the acquisition of Vento Mobility Srl, the Italian subsidiary of Wind Mobility.
TIER e-scooters are now available on the streets of Bari and Palermo with other Italian cities set to follow in the coming weeks.
The Berlin-based company is already present in more than 165 cities in 18 countries and plans to expand further in 2022.
Bari and Palermo in the south of Italy will be the first cities to offer the latest generation of TIER scooters, which include an integrated helmet, turn signals on the handlebar and rear wing, as well as a large front wheel and triple brakes.
TIER acquired bikeshare operator nextbike last month and is now valued at $2 billion following a recent funding round that secured the firm $200 million.
“Through the acquisition of Wind Mobility, we are very pleased to launch TIER in Italy,” said TIER CEO Lawrence Leuschner.
“We are excited to bring our mission to Change Mobility for Good to this new market and we look forward to providing the cities with low emission micromobility options and supporting them to move to a zero-emission future.”
Wind Mobility first entered Italy with the launch of its operation in Milan in February 2020 and was managing a fleet of 4,500 e-scooters across 11 towns and cities in the country.
Saverio Galardi, former Country Manager Italy at Wind and new General Manager Italy at TIER, added: “Italy is a thriving market for shared micromobility services and has great potential to grow even further in the coming years. We look forward to combining our local knowledge and expertise with TIER’s international experience. It is a unique opportunity to take our service to the next level, getting more people out of their cars and offering the most sustainable mobility solution. Together, we aim to set new standards in the Italian micromobility industry and provide the safest, most equitable and most sustainable mobility solution.”