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Geotab branches into standalone tachographs with acquisition of Intendia

Geotab has acquired Spanish engineering company Intendia, giving it a firm footing in the digital tachograph sector.

Intendia has been providing integrated technology solutions and systems to customers across Europe in the transportation of goods and passengers field for nearly 10 years, and the transaction – made for an undisclosed amount – enhances the Geotab offering with introduction of specific technology to help fleets better manage resources, driver security and compliance. Previously, 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.”

Intendia is headquartered in Madrid, where Geotab’s largest European office is also located, and 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 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.

“The exceptionally robust offer of Intendia products and services combined with Geotab’s proven open-platform approach will be a formula that is welcomed by the transportation industry throughout Europe,” said Juan Javier Baca Moreno-Torres, CEO of Intendia. “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.”

Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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