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EmpireCLS Acquires Wilshire Chauffeured Services

Posted on March 30, 2018
(photo: Empire CLS)
(photo: Empire CLS)

SECAUCUS, N.J. and LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services, one of the largest privately-held chauffeured transportation providers in the world, recently bought Wilshire Chauffeured Services, a Los Angeles-based provider of luxury transportation.

The addition of Wilshire Chauffeured Services gives EmpireCLS the ability to expand its services in the Los Angeles area, as well as enhance its technology offerings through the use of the company’s advanced software system. It is undergoing significant client-facing upgrades to improve user experience. Clients of Wilshire Chauffeured Services will also benefit from EmpireCLS’ extensive network of affiliates in over 1,000 cities around the world, which as a result, will reduce estimated arrival times for on-demand reservations.

“EmpireCLS prides itself on accepting nothing less than stringent hospitality standards for our fleet and chauffeurs, and our clients select us for our commitment to providing the same professional service they expect from the world’s best airlines and five-star hotels,” said EmpireCLS CEO David Seelinger in a statement. “With an impressive book of business built through delivering consistent first-class service and maintaining a relationship-focused culture, Wilshire Chauffeured Services is an ideal fit for our company. We’re excited to have them onboard and look forward to providing their long-standing clients with the high quality service they’ve become accustomed to.”

From LCT: The deal closed during the first week of March. Empire CLS' local operations are based in El Segundo, south of the Los Angeles International Airport, and stand only a few miles from Wilshire's facilities just east of LAX near the 405/105 freeway interchange.

Wilshire Chauffeured Services ranked No. 21 on the July 2017 LCT 50 Largest Fleets List with 153 vehicles. EmpireCLS has not disclosed its total fleet count for several years, but is believed to be ranked among the top three chauffeured fleet operations in the world, which include London, U.K.-based Addison Lee, owner of Tristar Worldwide Chauffeured Services and Flyte Tyme Worldwide, and the Boston-based Dav El / BostonCoach Chauffeured Transportation Network.

LCT will update this release as more information becomes available.


(photo: Empire CLS)
(photo: Empire CLS)
Established in 2007 as a division of Southern California-based rental company Midway Car Rental, Wilshire Chauffeured Services has grown rapidly during the last eight years. The company held exclusive contracts with many four and five star hotels and had become a preferred provider to many corporate, entertainment, financial, and professional sports organizations. Wilshire Chauffeured Services also provided services in over 650 cities worldwide, with bases of operations in Los Angeles and New York. The solid infrastructure and vast network of EmpireCLS are what Wilshire Chauffeured Services needs at this stage to ensure its continued growth.

To learn more about EmpireCLS, or its services expansion and technology upgrades as a result of acquiring Wilshire Chauffeured Services, please visit EmpireCLS.com or call (888) 826-3431.

About EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services provides comprehensive ground transportation solutions for private aviation, airport transportation, luxury hotels, meetings and events, roadshows, security, entertainment and touring, travel agencies, and corporate transportation in more than 1,000 cities around the world. EmpireCLS is defined by a fleet of late-model, luxury sedans, SUVs, and large-capacity vehicles, a class of discrete and professional chauffeurs and immeasurable standards for safety, service, and personalization.

Information: EmpireCLS.com or follow @empirecls on Instagram.

Source: Empire CLS press release

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Related Topics: business deals, California operators, David Seelinger, EmpireCLS, Los Angeles operators, mergers & acquisitions, Wilshire Limousine Services

Comments ( 2 )
  • Anthony

     | about 2 months ago

    For those of you in los angeles, wilshire limousine service is the company with WLS on their vehicle plates. Congratulations to the owner of WLS of building an oustanding transportation service and now he can walk away and retire knowing empire cls will continue to take care of his loyal customers

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