Published: October 20, 2014 | United Kingdom
Microlise, has welcomed a delegation of senior management from Indian company Tata Motors, one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers. Recently, Tata Motors has signed a multi-million pound 5(FIVE) year contract with Microlise to integrate fleet telematics solutions into its entire range of commercial vehicles. The visit follows the announcement of partnership, which is set to revolutionise the Indian transport sector.
Through the multi-million pound agreement, Microlise will supply Tata Motors with in-vehicle hardware, in addition to a web-based portal allowing Tata Motors’ customers to easily access key information regarding fleet performance and utilisation. The data generated through the Tata FleetMan system will allow transport companies to reduce fuel usage and environmental impact, as well as increase efficiency and return on investment from their transportation assets.
During the week-long visit, the delegation from Tata Motors met with existing Microlise customers to learn how telematics are being used within the UK and in Europe. An event to celebrate to the partnership was held with business leaders from Nottingham and representation from UK Trade & Investment.
Nadeem Raza, Microlise Managing Director, and Dr Tim Leverton, Tata Motors’ President and Head of Advanced and Product Engineering, addressed a select audience on the benefits the partnership will bring, both in the UK and in India.
“This is an exciting time for Microlise and we were delighted to welcome the management delegation from Tata Motors to the UK. This visit will allow Microlise and Tata Motors to progress the relationship further, as we head towards the launch of the system in the Indian transport market. We’ve already built a great working relationship and we’re excited about working with Tata Motors over the coming years”. – Nadeem Raza, Microlise Managing Director
Tata Motors’ Dr Leverton was joined by Dr Ajit Kumar Jindal, the firm’s Head of Engineering Commercial Vehicles, Vinod Sahay Head of Sales and Marketing Medium and Heavy Trucks, and Sanjay Gupta, Head of Telematics and Fleet Management Services, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit.
Tata Motors initially launched the Tata FleetMan Telematics and Fleet Management services brand two years ago, in response to growing market needs for better fleet control and greater fleet utilisation within the Indian transport market. The company later identified the need to work with a partner to bring advanced functionality to the market, to meet the growing needs of the modern customer.
“As the leading commercial vehicle manufacturer in India, we have been spearheading the change in the Indian transport industry for many years now. We at Tata Motors wish to lead the shift towards electronic control of drivelines and other vehicle systems. We also wish to harness the power and potential of such a digital approach by introducing advanced telematics and fleet management services. Tata FleetMan’s partnership with Microlise is a step in that direction. We firmly believe that this association has the potential to transform the way commercial vehicle fleets are managed in India.” – Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director of the commercial vehicles business unit at Tata Motors, New Delhi
The video focuses upon the partnership between Tata Motors and Microlise: