About Us

Sherlock Taxi is the world’s most advanced and most comprehensive taxi solution.

The Sherlock team is made up of people who have worked in the taxi industry for many years and moved into technology – not the other way around. We think this is really important as it puts us in a unique position as the only provider on the market who really understands your business from an operational perspective. This means that we have custom-built our software in response to genuine needs in the industry. Sherlock Taxi is designed to be flexible, scalable and continuously evolving to keep up with the latest developments and trends in technology.

 
Our story

Sherlock Taxi was developed by Haulmont Technology which was co-founded in 2008 by our Managing Director, Paul Lacey. Prior to launching Haulmont, Paul worked at Addison Lee as project lead when they revolutionised their taxi dispatch software in the early 2000s. The goal for Addison Lee was to develop a taxi solution which could automate the vast majority of bookings to increase fleet efficiency and enable rapid scalability and growth.
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Paul and the Addison Lee team were originally working with another software provider when they realised that actually, there could be a better way to deliver the project goals. Paul and his business partner, Alex Zotkin created Haulmont Technology which is part-owned by Addison Lee. They built Addison Lee’s Shamrock system and the world’s most advanced auto-allocator which can automate up to 100% of jobs. A decade later, Haulmont remains Addison Lee’s exclusive taxi software partner.

In 2011, the team began working on Sherlock Taxi, the sister solution to Addison Lee’s Shamrock system and we now support taxi fleets across the UK, Europe, America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Our aim is to create an international community of customers where our clients across different countries work together to offer technology-led, seamless transport services to their customers.

Today, Haulmont Technology employs over 250 staff across our offices in the UK and Russia. In addition to Shamrock and Sherlock Taxi, the team of developers has created Thezis, the CUBA platform and a number of bespoke solutions for individual clients.



   
2008
Haulmont Technology formed by team who created Addison Lee’s Shamrock system
 
2011
Haulmont develops Sherlock Taxi solution as sister product to Addison Lee’s Shamrock system
 
2012
December

Start-up in Paris, Le Cab, launch with 24 vehicles

Android & iOS apps, web portal and integrated credit card payments all launched with LeCab
 
2013
March

Sherlock Taxi launches first customer in America, FCS in New York City

Client invoicing and driver wages modules added to Sherlock Taxi
 
2014
May

MosTaxi launch with Sherlock Taxi in Moscow

"Quick booker" web booking portal launched

First integration with a telephony provider - Cisco

July

AlloTaxi in Beirut go live with Sherlock Taxi

Integration with Taxi Butler

Driver app translated into Arabic

 

2015
February
CarASAP in Belgium go live with Sherlock Taxi
 
 
2016

Sherlock Taxi wins ‘Vertical Market Solution of the Year’ in the ISV category at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards

February

Africab in Ivory Coast go live with Sherlock Taxi

Sherlock Taxi integrated with third party mobile payment provider
 
2017
February

Central Taxis - 500 car fleet in Coventry goes live

LeCab grows to over 2000 vehicles

Sherlock Taxi integrated with Avaya telephony provider

Launch IVR and 100% automated allocation

Sherlock Taxi’s twentieth customer goes live! 

June
Dedicated development and support team provided to LeCab

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