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Berlin-based Tier Mobility acquires Hungarian firm Makery to establish new tech hub in Budapest

Makery is a provider of digital services with a suite that includes product strategy, product design, engineering, testing and quality, project management, training and support, and staff augmentation.

And, according to TIER, it has established a relationship with Makery, as the Hungarian company successfully supported TIER’s product and tech team during the micro-mobility provider’s growth journey.

With more than 900 employees, TIER says it will absorb all of Makery’s 27 team members who are working in the field of product strategy, design, engineering, and project management.

The team in Budapest will be responsible for building the company’s consumer-facing products, led by the Makery founding team Andras Kindler, Gyula Voros, and Balazs Zsedely, who will all join TIER’s leadership team.

Matthias Laug, CTO and co-founder ‎of TIER, says, “Our plan is to expand the number of employees in the upcoming months with more local talent as well as team members who work remote from all over the world.”

Expansion in Central and Eastern Europe

As part of its European expansion, TIER also announced that it will launch its service in Hungary this Summer. Gyula Voros, co-founder of Makery and new VP Engineering at TIER, said, “We always strived to build a hub in Budapest, where talented people can work on highly impactful problems that actually make a difference. We are excited to continue on this journey together with TIER.”

The company expects to be the only provider in Hungary to use e-scooters with swappable batteries, which it believes will cement its leadership as the most sustainable micro-mobility provider.

TIER’s battery-swapping tech and fully owned operations, which utilises electric cargo bikes and electric vans, eliminates the need to transport the vehicles to warehouses for charging. This reduces the operational costs as well as emissions and has enabled TIER to remain fully climate-neutral since January 2020. 

A local team of permanent employees will be responsible for conducting regular roadside health checks and replacing depleted batteries on-site.

Source: SilconCanals

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