Dutch carrier De Rijke equips its entire fleet with Transics on-board computers

Transics consolidates its industry-leadership in the Netherlands

Logistics service provider De Rijke Groep has decided to install Transics Quattro Plus on-board computers in all of its 460 vehicles. Earlier, its French subsidiary, De Rijke France, had already chosen Transics. For Transics, this order further strengthens its leadership position in the Dutch market.

Selection of Transics after extensive screening of different on-board computer systems

De Rijke France is enthusiastic about its Transics on-board computers. Its Dutch counterpart and headquarters of De Rijke Groep, however, first screened various fleet management solutions before choosing Transics. The benefits of the solution tendered by Transics, recently awarded the title of ‘most promising company of the year’ by the Flemish Government, were far greater than those of the other bidders. De Rijke Netherlands purchased 460 Quattro Plus on-board computers with CAN BUS interface to equip its fleet in northwestern Europe.

Professionalism and a high degree of integration with CatLogic and Ortec

De Rijke acclaims the professionalism and innovative strength of Transics. With over 17 years’ experience in the transport industry and an installed base of 35,000 on-board computers, Transics knows what transport and logistics companies need. That know-how results in innovative solutions with an ever-increasing number of useful features. De Rijke was impressed by the expansion possibilities offered by the Quattro Plus on-board computer. Equally convincing is the integration of Quattro Plus into the CatLogic and Ortec backoffice: the CatLogic transport management software and the Ortic trip planning software are entirely integrated into the homebase software of the on-board computers. Consequently, trip planning, the forwarding of relevant data to the drivers and the processing of the data supplied by the drivers can be automated for the greater part.

“All these benefits convinced us to choose Transics. Moreover, the Transics did offer the best value for money. Transics will certainly help us manage our fleet more efficiently and increase profitability,” said Leen de Rijke, general manager of the De Rijke Groep.

Well on the way towards becoming the ‘benchmark’

“That a large logistics company like De Rijke has opted for Transics, confirms our leadership position. It also proves that Transics has the required know-how and experience to meet the demands of all carriers, be they big, mid-size or small. In other words: we are well on the way to becoming the European reference in fleet management systems,” concluded Walter Mastelinck, managing director of Transics. In the Netherlands, Transics is, just like in Belgium and France, the market leader in on-board computers. Like De Rijke, many large and mid-size Dutch transport companies rely on Transics.

Transics NV develops and commercializes on-board computers and telematics solutions for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 35,000 on-board computers, Transics is the largest company in its sector. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics NV has offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Germany and is also active in eastern Europe. The company is permanently expanding its European organization.

Founded in 1945, DE RIJKE groep is one of the largest carriers and logistics service providers for the chemical industry in the Netherlands. The company is European market leader in the processing and packaging of liquids. De Rijke is always on the lookout for opportunities to consolidate its leadership position. The logistics service provider has 35 branches, dotted throughout Europe, and employs around 2000 staff. www.derijke.com

Transics investigates strategic options

Following today’s press coverage, Transics and its shareholders announce that the company is investigating strategic options to support its future growth, one of which could be an initial public offering.

Transics’ strategy is to become the European benchmark company in fleet management systems for transport and logistics businesses. To achieve this aim, Transics wishes to drive growth through geographical expansion, on the one hand, and through broadening its product offering, on the other hand. The recent acquisition of the French company Delta Industrie Service fits perfectly within that growth strategy.
The company and its shareholders are advised by ING and Fortis.

Transics NV develops and commercialises on-board computers and fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 35,000 on-board computers, Transics is one of the leading European companies in its sector. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics has regional offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Germany and is also active in eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The company is permanently expanding its European organisation.

Transics strengthens its European position with the acquisition of DIS

Product range broadened with solution for the readout, storage and processing of digital tacho data

Transics, one of the largest European players in on-board computers and fleet management systems for the transport sector, announces the acquisition of the French Delta Industrie Service (DIS). DIS is active in the development and commercialisation of innovative IT solutions for tacho-based driving time registration. Its acquisition allows Transics to further extend its existing product offering and to consolidate its position in the transport market.

Over the past few years, Transics has consistently achieved impressive growth. The 100% acquisition of the DIS shares perfectly fits Transics’ strategy to become the European benchmark company in fleet management systems for transport and logistics businesses. Founded in 1988 and located in Alès (south of France), DIS is a leading supplier of solutions for tacho-based driving time registration. The company develops, produces and markets ICT solutions for the readout, storage and processing of data from analogue and digital tachographs, in accordance with European legislation.

Transics’ product suite expanded

Since May 1, 2006, when the digital tachograph became compulsory for trucks within every European member state, the demand for systems that read out and process digital tacho data has grown substantially. “As Transics’ fleet management systems and on-board computers are exclusively aimed at this target group, the products and expertise of DIS provide significant added value for Transics. By integrating the DIS technology into our fleet management system, we can provide our existing and future customers with an expanded product range,” said Transics’ managing director, Walter Mastelinck.

Knowledge exchange and broadening of the sales network

This acquisition is an ideal catalyst for a further exchange of knowledge and experience, in the technological as well as in the commercial field. Now that Transics has ready access to the entire sales network and customer base of DIS in France, the company can further consolidate its position in the French market. Moreover, the DIS products, which have, until now, mainly been marketed in France, will now be sold by Transics throughout Europe.

Transics strengthens the DIS organisation

DIS is a financially sound company which is employing 23 persons and has over 2.000 customers. “DIS will continue working under its existing corporate form. Thanks to the takeover, the company gets the opportunity to strengthen its organisation and structure with the professional managerial experience of Transics, in the logistic, R&D, administrative and commercial fields and to extend its target market beyond the French borders,” said Ludwig Lemenu, managing director of Transics.

Vladimir Lasocki, Director, The Carlyle Group: “Carlyle is delighted to support Transics in the acquisition of DIS. The synergies between these businesses will deliver excellent value for clients and investors. We have partnered closely with management to support their long-term growth strategy, and will continue to bring all our resources to bear to further the development of Transics.”

Transics NV develops and commercializes on-board computers and fleet management systems solutions for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 35,000 on-board computers, Transics is one of the leading European companies in its sector. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics NV has regional offices in the Netherlands, France, Spain and Germany and is also active in eastern Europe and Scandinavia. The company is permanently expanding its European organization. www.dis-online.com

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