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Microlise wins place on Sunday Times International Track 2017 league table


Microlise has entered the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table in 47th position, confirming it as among the companies experiencing the fastest growth internationally in the UK.

Over the past two years Microlise has experienced 73% annual international sales growth, which now represent more than 10% of the companies total annual sales.

The eighth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table ranked Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

Alongside Microlise, there are 20 companies headquartered in the Midlands (compared to 17 last year) including 11 new entrants to the league table. Their international sales have grown by an average of 47% a year over the last two years to a total of £211m, and together they now employ more than 6,200 people.

Microlise appears with businesses from around Britain, including jewellery designer Monica Vinader, cycling gear manufacturer Rapha, and sandwich shop chain Pret. Past stars include drinks maker Fever-Tree and travel search engine Skyscanner.

The league table reflects the importance of Europe to Britain’s mid-market exporters ahead of the Brexit negotiations. Almost 85% of the companies (167) sell to the continent, the most popular market, followed by North America (112) and Asia (75).

Amanda Murphy, UK head of commercial banking at HSBC, commented: “This year’s Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 is testament to the exciting opportunities available to ambitious UK businesses with appetite to grow their goods and services abroad. The 20 companies in the Midlands are putting the region firmly on the map as a thriving business hub.”

In April, Microlise was also listed in the The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table in 62nd place, ranking it as one of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over three years.

About Microlise

Microlise telematics, proof of delivery and journey management solutions help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.

A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology. Microlise helps its customers to save more than £175m each year in fuel costs and reduce CO2 emissions by hundreds of thousands of metric tonnes.

Source: Microlise



Goldstar HeathrowGoldstar Heathrow has deployed a transport management solution from Microlise, comprising the Fleet Performance product with Safety, 3G Cameras, Trailer Tracking and Temperature Monitoring modules included.The deployment, which is already underway, will see 100 trucks, 16 vans and 54 trailers fitted with Microlise telematics hardware. Goldstar Heathrow is seeking to drive efficiency, cut operational costs and reduce greenhouse emissions.

The transport service provider offers a comprehensive range of services for the air freight industry as well as general haulage. Its fleet ranges from small vans to 44 tonne tractor units with trailers.

“We take our environmental responsibilities very seriously. Over 95% of our carbon footprint comes from our fleet so our focus is on increasing efficiency, with the overall objective of reducing emissions and our impact on the environment. Microlise will be critical to achieving this,” said Katie Crozier, Head of HR, People, Compliance and Transport Team at Goldstar Heathrow.

The Microlise Fleet Performance telematics product includes a range of standard and optional modules which will support Goldstar Heathrow in maximising the safety and efficiency of its drivers and vehicles. It will help to minimise environmental impact and costs through improved fuel economy, whilst improving fleet utilisation and ensuring service levels remain high.

Goldstar Heathrow has opted to deploy the Microlise Safety Module. The tracking unit acts as an Incident Data Recorder providing granular level information about exactly what the vehicle and driver were doing 30 seconds before and after any incident. Coupled with footage from integrated camera technology, the Safety Module offers a comprehensive and conclusive view of exactly what happened helping to make decisions on liability quickly. The module also includes Contextual Speeding, Harsh Cornering and Harsh Braking.

Remote Digital Tachograph Download will also be implemented to cut down the administration of manually collecting tacho data. The module allows tachograph information to be collected on a regular basis, wherever the vehicle is located, ensuring operator compliance.

A proportion of the fleet will also be fitted with temperature monitoring, which triggers an alert if a predetermined temperature range is exceeded within one of the configured trailers.

“Goldstar Heathrow has shown its exceptionally high standards throughout the tender process and we are pleased to have been selected,” said Nadeem Raza, Microlise Chief Executive Officer. “With Fleet Performance I am sure Goldstar Heathrow will hit its target to reduce fuel expenditure and cut emissions making a return on investment in short order. Our benefits realisation team will be working closely with the team to make sure progress is made.”

For further information about Microlise Fleet Performance, go to www.microlise.com/fleetperformance.

Source: Microlise

The installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will reach 10.6million by 2020



The installed base of fleet management systems in Europe will reach 10.6 million by 2020
The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 5.3 million in Q4-2015, according to a new research report from the M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.9 percent, this number is expected to reach 10.6 million by 2020. All the top-10 vendors have today more than 100,000 active units in Europe.

TomTom’s subscriber base has grown both organically and by acquisitions during the past years and the company has now reached the position as the largest provider of fleet management solutions on the European market and reached an installed base of about 529,000 units at year-end 2015. Masternaut is still in second place and had achieved an installed base of an estimated 350,000 units at the year-end. Berg Insight ranks Microlise as the third largest player in terms of active installed base with around 175,000 units. Trakm8, ABAX, Teletrac Navman, Transics, Trimble and OCEAN (Orange) also have more than 100,000 active devices in the field.

The HGV manufacturers are now growing their subscriber bases considerably in Europe thanks to standard line fitment of fleet management solutions. Dynafleet by Volvo, FleetBoard by Daimler and Scania Fleet Management are the most successful with active subscriber bases of 81,000 units, 86,000 units and 133,000 units respectively as of Q4-2015. The consolidation trend on this market continued in 2016. “Nine major mergers and acquisitions have taken place in the past three quarters among the vendors of fleet management systems in Europe”, said Johan Fagerberg, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight. TomTom acquired Finder in Poland in December 2015, which added another 60,000 vehicles to its installed base.

ITmobile operating from the Netherlands was acquired by Canadian Fleet Complete in December 2015. Viasat entered the Polish market when CMA Monitoring was acquired in April 2016 adding 18,000 vehicle subscriptions and later in July the company also picked up EMIXIS that is headquartered in Belgium adding another 23,000 subscriptions.

The investment firm Sofindev acquired a majority stake in GeoDynamics in April. GSGroup has acquired three companies in the past years and the most recent one was PPCT in Finland in May. Later in June, it was announced that Verizon had signed an agreement to acquire Telogis. The latest transaction was done in August when Verizon acquired also Fleetmatics for a price tag of US$ 2.4 billion to become the largest fleet management solution vendor worldwide. The two recent deals mean that Verizon’s telematics unit will have more than 1.6 million vehicles under management. Mr. Fagerberg anticipates that the market consolidation of the still overcrowded industry will continue in 2016–2017.

Source: Berg Insight