Masternaut to fuel growth with the acquisition of E.Novation BTC

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Acquisition will place Europe’s leading telematics provider amongst the first to offer wireless transmission of tachograph data.

Masternaut has today announced that it is to acquire E.Novation BTC, in response to increasing demand for its telematics solutions across the European transport and logistics market. E.Novation, a German-based data service provider, offers solutions for the archiving and analysis of vehicle data via digital tachograph, as well as the monitoring of European toll charges and vehicle costs. Masternaut has signed an agreement to acquire the company subject to the fulfilment of pre-closing conditions.

The acquisition, which is expected to complete before the end of June 2013, will mark an important step in the development of Masternaut’s systems, enhancing its technology offering with the ability to transmit tachograph data wirelessly – and making it one of the first in the market to do so. Logistics companies using the systems will have instant access to tachograph-generated data from across Europe, detailing driver and vehicle information including speed, driving and resting times and historical details including mileage, in-line with EU regulation.

Facilitating a huge increase in the efficiency of data compilation, the functionality eliminates the need for manual collection and therefore significantly reduces associated costs. Masternaut will also takeover E.Novation’s Berlin office, opening its first German R&D base in order to accelerate product development in the region.

This acquisition is the latest in a series of growth announcements for Masternaut. In the first quarter of 2013, the company announced the expansion and bolstering of its R&D team, as well as the coming together of Masternaut Germany GmbH with Masternaut GmbH in Meerbusch to deliver its technology to an expanded German customer base.

Martin Hiscox, chairman and CEO of Masternaut, said: “It’s been a busy start to the year at Masternaut, and it shows no sign of slowing down! The telematics market is currently in a very exciting place; customer demand is higher than ever and, as a result, we’re seeing huge potential for innovation and growth – which we’re committed to leading from the very forefront.”

“The acquisition of E.Novation will not only enable us to deliver Masternaut’s customers more ways in which to increase the efficiency of their fleets, but will also mark the establishing our first R&D point of presence in Germany. Going forwards, we’re looking to build on this momentum, continuing to address the growing demand across Europe and beyond.”

Arthur Nederlof, owner and founder of E.Novation, added: “Through this acquisition, the reach of E.Novation’s product set will be vastly expanded. Our technology is highly complementary with that of Masternaut and the two combined will have the ability to make the lives of fleet managers across Europe significantly easier. Masternaut’s industry expertise is second-to-none and, as we look towards the next phase of our partnership, we know we are in safe hands. We’re looking forward to working together to develop and deliver the very latest in fleet innovation.”

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About Masternaut:

Masternaut is Europe’s largest provider of telematics solutions. With over 600 employees and more than 10,000 customers, Masternaut designs and delivers innovative mobile workforce management technologies. These products drive tangible savings and service improvements for customers and partners, across all parts of the organisation; from finance to HR, operations to customer service.

Masternaut has the largest telematics R&D team in Europe, continuously innovating to deliver the most reliable and scalable platform available. The company has over 300,000 assets, vehicles and people connected to its Software-as-a-Service solutions. Over 15,000 users interact every hour with the systems, and over 50 million data transactions are processed and configured into 20,000 reports every day.

Founded in 1996, Masternaut equips businesses and fleet operators with the tools to achieve lower fuel consumption, reduced wear and tear, greater operational efficiencies, improved management of driver behaviour, and a reduction in CO2 emissions.

With customers in 32 countries, Masternaut is headquartered in Marlow, UK, with another UK office in Aberford and European regional offices in France, Germany, Spain and Sweden.

Website: http://www.masternaut.com

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