Traton Group and Solera launch strategic partnership

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 21, 2018

Christian Schulz, chief financial officer of Traton AG, Tony Aquila, founder, chairman and CEO of Solera Holdings, Inc. and Andreas Renschler, CEO of Traton AG and member of the board of management of Volkswagen AG.

Traton AG (formerly Volkswagen Truck and Bus) and Solera Holdings, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership aimed to shape the future digital landscape of global transportation and logistics. This collaboration includes fleet management, driver services and digital sales solutions for participants in the global commercial vehicle ecosystem.

The decision to launch the new partnership was made following the highly successful cooperation of Traton‘s MAN Truck & Bus AG and Solera.

Both companies have united to help their customers solve the biggest challenges the transportation industry is facing: driver shortage and retention, security, truck utilisation and load efficiency, solutions for predictive maintenance, analytics and vehicle uptime.

Beyond this, the partnership also aims to shape and accelerate new business models of the future, such as freight hailing, secure logistics and smart goods, as well as tracking with sensor data. As partners, Traton and Solera intend to deliver digital solutions from Traton, for example Loadfox, RIO services, MAN DigitalServices, enriched with Solera‘s Digital Garage platform that focuses on connecting all of the approximately 250 service interactions throughout the truck life cycle.

Both companies intend to connect open ecosystems that interlink intermodal transportation and existing IT solutions in a smart and secure way. Unlike other solutions in the market, this will be founded on an open API-based ecosystem. In the upcoming weeks, the joint projects will be further specified and processed.