"Kavim" Public Transportation Ltd. was set up in 2000 in order to compete and participate in the operation of public transportation services.
Kavim" won the tender of the Israeli Ministry of Transportation for the operation of public transportation lines, from the Bik'at Ono area to Tel Aviv, Petach Tikva, and Tel Hashomer, the tender for the operation of the cluster of lines in Afula, Bet She'an, Nazareth, Migdal Ha'emek and the surrounding settlements, and the tender for the operation of the Petach Tikva and Rosh Ha'ayin cluster of lines, including transportation services for schoolchildren.
"Kavim" intends on continuing its participation in future tenders for the privatization of public transportation lines in the State of Israel.
The shareholders of "Kavim" are as follows:
Mayer's Cars and Trucks Ltd. - the importers of Volvo, Hondo, Volvo buses, and Volvo, Renault and Mitsubishi trucks. Mayer's Cars and Trucks is the controlling shareholder of Hertz Rent-a-Car, "Merkavim" and other companies.
Horn and Leibowitz Ltd. - the largest tourism and special transportation company in Israel.
The Company owns a number of hotels and a shopping mall in Afula.
Nazareth Transport and Tourism Ltd. - has been operating public transportation lines for some 70 years and operates in Nazareth, Safed, Nahariya, and Hadera. In addition, the Company deals with tourism and special transportation.
"Kavim" operates 100 buses in the Bik'at Ono cluster, 45 buses in the Afula and Ha'emek cluster, and 150- buses in the Petach Tikva and Rosh Ha'ayin cluster. ost of the fleet is comprised of modern buses manufactured by Vovlo, assembled in the Merkavim plant in Caesariya.
The buses are state of the art from a technological standpoint, air-conditioned and luxurious.
The buses meet all of the most advanced standards and requirements, both from the standpoint of passenger and driver comfort and the standpoint of environmental quality.
Kavim employs 400 drivers. Kavim's drivers are experienced professionals who undergo extensive professional training.
- Improved safety and a reduction in the number accidents to a negligible level
- Focus on customer satisfaction, by improving and adapting the service provided to the expectations of the customers, through use of advanced technological resources
- Contending in new tenders and expanding the operations of the Company
- Training of professional manpower and improving the academic level of the public transportation industry
- Improving the handling of issues such as environmental quality to levels beyond accepted norms
The Company is a leader in introducing state of the art technology with systems such as automated ticketing systems, computerized fleet management through use of satellites, advanced management methods, etc.
The service vision of "Kavim" is based on the desire to provide its customers with a service experience consisting of the personal touch, empathy and sympathy of all service providers and a speedy and quality professional response.
Kavim is committed to a corporate vision that includes social responsibility, involvement and contribution to the community. In recent years, Kavim has been operating a number of volunteer projects for the community, in addition to making financial contributions.
Kavim, in cooperation with the Safety Department of the Petach Tikva Municipality, opened the school year with a focus on safety. On that day, our employees - from the CEO of the Company, Mr. Dror Brill, through employees of Company headquarters and down to the drivers themselves, took to the streets with safety signs, to assist the schoolchildren and their parents in crossing the streets safely.
Tourism - The Company is active in the tourism industry through its subsidiary, Kavim Vacations Ltd.,
a company that provides a range of services in all areas of tourism.
Taxis - The subsidiary, Kavim Public Transportation Taxis Ltd. operates the Jerusalem - Tel Aviv taxi line.