EROAD expands partnerships in Australia, worth 4000+ units

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 3, 2023

Transportation technology services company EROAD has announced significant customer renewals and expansions in Australia.

The partnerships continue EROAD’s strategy of growing enterprise customers in other markets above its strong market foundation in New Zealand.

In Australia, EROAD has expanded its existing partnership with Boral, Australia’s largest vertically integrated construction and materials company, to upgrade the existing telematics support it provides for 1900 vehicles across Boral’s heavy fleet and to expand that support into 1345 new vehicles.

EROAD also confirmed its selection as preferred supplier for Woolworths’ 1100 fleet assets, upgrading its support for key vehicles or assets within the Woolworths Trailer fleet. This comes off the back of a competitive tender process.

“We are privileged and excited to help these iconic Australian companies deliver for their customers through the greater business intelligence we can provide,” said EROAD chief executive Mark Heine.

“These partnerships are particularly important for EROAD as both Boral and Woolworths were originally Coretex customers, evidence that the 2021 Coretex acquisition and subsequent integration into EROAD is progressing well and delivering value for customers.”

The news comes off the back of last month’s announcement that EROAD had won new enterprise customer Programmed Australia and had renewed its partnership with Kinetic NZ, New Zealand’s largest passenger transport business, which includes the Go Bus transport brand. Those deals represented an additional 4000 new units and 1950 renewed units. Programmed is a provider of staffing, facility management, maintenance and care services, and has signed a five-year contract for the MyEROAD telematics cloud platform to be deployed across a fleet of more than 2000 vehicles and 1000 assets.

Once fully installed, the three new or expanded Australian deals with Woolworths, Boral and Programmed Australia represent a 28% growth in Australian units.

“These partnerships are another big step forward for EROAD’s growth strategy,” Heine said.

“At EROAD we believe technology should be simple and make your job easier, so it’s inspiring to see more great companies turn to technology to improve their operations and make a positive impact on both employees and the communities they serve.”