February 06, 2019 - TORONTO, ON
Volaris Group (“Volaris”) today announced that Smartrak, a Volaris Group company focused on fleet asset management, logistics, and lone worker safety solutions, has acquired the assets of Lingo Systems Pty Ltd, the developer of a range of mobility solutions collectively known as PoolCar. The acquisition helps extend Smartrak’s offering in mobility, particularly pool vehicle management, electronic key cabinets and vehicle keyless entry.
Pool vehicle management has many challenges including vehicle availability, key security and access, cost recovery, driver vetting, policy compliance and journey management. The PoolCar solution suite helps to address these challenges by providing a comprehensive platform to manage drivers, vehicle reservations, keep track of vehicle assets, preventative maintenance, and management of keys. Most recently, PoolCar introduced a new, advanced, keyless entry solution to facilitate a seamless user experience to vehicle access and sharing, featuring RFID, Bluetooth and Smartphone access to vehicles.
Kurt Lingohr, Lingo’s founder and CEO, transitions to Smartrak in a new role solely focused on technology and continued development of the product roadmap for the PoolCar solution suite. “My passion is in innovation and the user experience,” said Lingohr. “Joining up with Smartrak enables us to accelerate our vision for the future of mobility solutions and work closely with customers to put that technology to work. There is no doubt in our minds that the future of the fleet management industry is at a cross-roads and joining forces with Smartrak/Volaris gives us wings to meet current and future customer needs.”
“PoolCar is a great addition to the Smartrak offering,” said Troy O’Connor, CEO, Smartrak. “We’re excited to be able to add this complementary platform to our growing portfolio of solutions. Having Kurt on board to help ensure PoolCar’s continued development, means we can continue to innovate in this area and bring additional solutions to market.”
The PoolCar mobility solution counts more than 180 customers among its client base across 14 countries, concentrated mainly in Australia, New Zealand and the US. Key markets include Government, Not-for-Profit, Universities and Healthcare. Notable customers include Queensland State Government (QFleet), West Australian State Government, MV Transportation, Griffith University, Melbourne Health, Monash Health, Northern Sydney Local Health, St. Vincent’s Health, Central Land Council, and others. PoolCar also supplies its solutions via a reseller channel to end users including the United Nations, Auckland Council and The Red Cross.
Smartrak creates technology that enables the public sector, utilities, and emergency services to manage and protect their most valued assets (people, vehicles, and assets). Smartrak provides visible and actionable, location-based insights on these assets, so that our customers can deliver on their promises to the communities they serve; safely, productively, and cost-efficiently.
About Volaris Group
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow – whether that growth comes through organic measures such as new initiatives and product development, day-to-day business, or through complementary acquisitions. Learn more at www.volarisgroup.com.
Kim Emmerson, CMO
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