Clarience Technologies, parent company to Truck-Lite, DAVCO filtration systems and Road Ready advanced telematics, has acquired Fleetilla, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based telematics provider that serves commercial trucking and transportation, accelerating efforts to bring the next-generation solutions that are expected to be in high demand as the industry adopts electric and autonomous vehicles.
“As connected technologies become the digital backbone supporting electric and autonomous vehicles, we want our solutions to set the industry benchmark,” says Brian Kupchella, CEO, Clarience Technologies. “Fleetilla offers unique solutions that complement our Road Ready products and strengthens our technology foundation as we develop next-generation connected solutions for tomorrow’s electric and autonomous vehicles.”
Founded nearly two decades ago, Clarience says Fleetilla is an end-to-end solutions provider for GPS fleet security, trailer tracking and equipment monitoring and has and been an industry innovator since its inception. Like Road Ready, the company produces hardware and application platforms that are modular and extensible, enabling the incorporation of newer technologies as they become available. Today, Clarience sasy Fleetilla can be found on trailers and other assets across the United States as well as South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and West Africa.
“Fleetilla is excited to join the Clarience Technologies family,” says Pradeep P. Kumar, founder and CEO. “In addition to our deep understanding of telematics and innovative offerings in this space, our customers can now benefit from the breadth of commercial vehicle products, automotive engineering and manufacturing capabilities that Clarience Technologies brings. Along with the Clarience team, Fleetilla is now well positioned to offer the next generation of telematics solutions to our current and prospective customers.”
Clarience Technologies states it believes Fleetilla and its Road Ready brand are a perfect fit for developing the next generation of advanced telematics solutions. Fleetilla brings a unique open architecture internet of things (IoT) platform that uses APIs to easily integrate a broad set of data feeds. Meanwhile, the LogIQ partner network from Road Ready enables smart trailer functionality that’s unmatched in the industry. The comprehensive data pool from which a fleet may someday analyze and act upon is unlike anything in the industry today.
“Fleetilla is a nimble organization that has proven it can innovate at or beyond the pace of industry change,” adds Nada Jiddou, Clarience Technologies executive vice president, and general manager for Road Ready, who will now oversee the Fleetilla business as well. “When you combine the technical capabilities and technologies from Fleetilla with our manufacturing scale, customer reach and industry experience, we are taking a major step forward to achieve our bold vision for the future of transportation.”
Fleetilla brings unique solutions that have already been proven by customers in key vocational segments like construction and utility, including products designed to monitor work trailers as well as the specific equipment and tools that trailer hauls, Clarience says. Furthermore, several Clarience Technologies’ companies including Truck-Lite, ECCO, and DAVCO, each offer products to that serve the vocational truck market. These established relationships will be beneficial as Fleetilla seeks to expand their customer reach in these segments, the company adds.