Senior executives from Tata Motors and Microlise have celebrated the 100,000th Tata Fleetman vehicle telematics connection.
During the ceremony Guenter Butschek, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors Worldwide, was presented with a commemorative trophy to celebrate the accomplishment by Microlise Executive Director of Product Strategy, Matthew Hague.
Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has been working closely with British telematics and transport technology company Microlise on the rollout of a next-generation telematics solution since 2014.
The multi-million pound agreement has seen Microlise supplying Tata Motors with in-vehicle hardware and a web-based portal; this allows customers to manage their transport fleets securely, safely and efficiently whilst reducing costs and environmental impact.
Tata Fleetman telematics applications and services include real-time vehicle tracking, in-vehicle panic alarms, and driver assessment and vehicle health management tools. Fleet operators can also manage trips and review performance with SMS and email alerts, as well as through detailed online and mobile app reports.
The 100,000 vehicle milestone marks significant progress as the two companies aim to transform India’s commercial transport industry with specialist fleet telematics.
Microlise, with its regional headquarters in Pune Maharashtra, has annual turnover in excess of £50m and is going through a period of rapid expansion, both in its domestic UK market, where it works with 13 of the UK’s 15 largest retailers, and internationally. Its products are designed to help fleet operators to improve safety, reduce operating costs and limit environmental impact, whilst maximising efficiency. Earlier this year, Microlise was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.
Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer at Microlise, congratulated efforts at both Microlise and Tata Motors: “Well done to both teams for taking Tata Fleetman from concept to one of the largest telematics deployments in India in just a few years. We’re enormously proud to see our products playing a major role in the digital transformation of one of the fastest growing transport markets on the planet.”