Wolt Announces New Business Unit in Hungary


Wolt has announced the launch of its new business unit Wolt Drive in Hungary, appointing Péter Tausz as its head, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Tausz holds a law degree from the University of Szeged and worked at the American Chamber of Commerce, where he coordinated the corporate governance, business ethics, and transparency working groups. The next major milestone in his career was at Transparency International, where he undertook the development of private sector and public procurement programs. After several years of successful research work, he was invited to join the organization's headquarters in Berlin, where he was responsible for the technical management of the legal aid service, which operates in 120 countries.

On his return to Budapest, he continued in a family business: he took over the management of Fruccola restaurants. They also developed a network of automated restaurants, using a unique mobile app to serve food in a number of office buildings - a project that could not survive in the face of the home office solutions that had become established during the coronavirus epidemic.

As the manager of Wolt Drive, Péter's mission is to bring the Wolt and Doordash product, which is present in almost every country in the world, to a wider audience in Hungary as quickly as possible. Wolt Drive offers delivery within one hour for webshops and retailers. Online merchants who integrate Wolt Drive as a delivery option can deliver the products ordered to their customers in the shortest possible time with the help of Wolt courier partners.

"I am a great believer in the success of Wolt Drive, mostly because we have an incredibly professional team to work with, one of the largest fleets in the country, one of the most innovative and customer-friendly logistics systems in the world, and one of the best customer service teams. And with market demand constantly growing in line with international trends, we have a huge opportunity on our hands," says Tausz.

Wolt regional managing director Ákos Tajta adds, "Wolt, which has been present in Hungary for five years now, has grown tremendously in all directions since its launch: not only has the number of active courier partners increased from a few dozen to more than 7,000, or our service area has expanded significantly, and by the end of this year we will be present in almost 60 additional municipalities in addition to Budapest, but the types of services we offer have also changed. Wolt is now far from being just a food delivery company - the launch of Wolt Drive in Hungary is an integral part of this development. I am confident that under Péter's leadership, this business will be at the forefront of Wolt's operations in the same way as many of our other areas."

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