Geotab will now offer its own digital tachograph following its acquisition of Spanish engineering company Intendia.
Intendia specialises in the development of devices made for reading CAN bus data in a contactless way and in the integration of the digital tachograph.
Since 2006, digital tachographs have been mandatory for any vehicle above 3.5 tonnes in Europe and, according to Berg Insight, there are currently more than six million medium- and heavy-duty trucks as well as qualifying buses and coaches across the continent.
Prior to the acquisition of Intendia, Geotab did not offer a stand-alone tachograph solution.
“Providing businesses across Europe with a comprehensive solution to help them better manage their fleets has been Geotab’s key focus,” said Edward Kulperger, Geotab’s vice president of Europe.
“We have been fortunate to work with Intendia as a trusted partner and this acquisition serves to advance Geotab’s presence in the heavy commercial vehicle and trucking space across Europe. We are excited to provide our current and future customers with a comprehensive and reliable tachograph solution that will help them achieve their compliance goals.”
Headquartered in Madrid, Intendia’s team specialises in providing a complete solution, including digital tachograph data remote download, real time monitoring of remaining driving time and infringement analysis to customers across the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden and Portugal.
Intendia’s solution has helped to enable fleets to adhere to European compliance laws around driver hours, rest times and speed to facilitate safer driving behaviour and improved operations.
Juan Javier Baca Moreno-Torres, CEO of Intendia, said: “We have significant experience in the sector, providing our customers with advanced technology solutions and integrated systems, products and specialised services that cover all of their needs. Now, as part of the Geotab team, we will continue to work closely with all of our industry partners around the world.”
Intendia’s customers will continue to benefit from Intendia’s current product offering or have the opportunity to bundle Intendia’s tachograph solution with Geotab’s GO9 device and connected transportation platform.