3001 KD Rotterdam
Let us introduce
Greenwheels, founded in 1995, is a company that facilitates car sharing. This is how it works: Greenwheels has a fleet of shared cars parked in 1,700 easily accessible locations throughout the Netherlands. You can pick up and return a car whenever it suits you. Greenwheels gives a person all the benefits of a car, without the hassle and expense of owning one.
What makes this organisation a social enterprise?
Traffic jams, pollution, rising costs. Cars are convenient, but they also create problems. That is why Greenwheels has been established. Because Greenwheels users share cars with each other, they are more environmentally friendly and they are saving costs. Greenwheels has been building a nationwide network of environmentally friendly cars for the past 20 years. That is why Greenwheels has been available for the past two decades as a partner for anyone who enjoys being mobile while taking the environment into consideration.
A few years ago the entrepreneurs found themselves in a situation where competitors were signing contracts with big companies, like BMW, who were interested in rolling out car sharing worldwide. They wanted to secure the future of Greenwheels so they teamed up with Volkswagen, and since january 2015 Greenwheels is completely owned by Volkswagen.
“Focus and adaptability are very important. You need to have a clear focus on a goal that you want to reach, and you have to be able to adapt your service. Nowadays you can start a business in very different ways than the way we started 20 years ago. What is increasingly important is that everything is becoming web based or app based, so knowledge, technology and also interaction with customers is crucial”.
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