German fleet service provider Ben raises €5.5M for Europe expansion
Based in Berlin, the technology-driven startup Ben has raised €5.5 million from Swiss insurance holding company Baloise, deutsche startups media reports.
Based in Berlin, Ben is a provider of maintenance services for fleet vehicles. The company was founded in 2019 by Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW) and the corporate venture builder Bridgemaker. The company serves all kinds of fleets – both conventional and electric cars, vans, buses and trains, bicycles and e-scooters across Germany. Its portfolio of services includes on-site cleaning, refuelling and charging, maintenance and repairs, and delivery and collection.
“The link-up with Baloise and the resulting sharing of expertise will allow us, over the coming years, to drive forward not only the expansion of our services but also our geographical expansion in Europe,” Axel Kalisch, CEO of Ben, says about startup’s plans.
The investor Baloise Group provides prevention, pension, assistance, and insurance solutions. With a head office in Basel, the Group operates in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. Additionally, in Switzerland, Baloise Insurance works together with Baloise Bank SoBa as a specialised financial services provider, so the company also offers its customers banking solutions there.