Trackunit, London, Ontario, Canada, a global IoT (Internet of Things) services provider, has acquired North American field services company OEM Solutions (OEMSI), Chicago.
Trackunit said the acquisition is part of its drive to offer customers a complete service throughout the lifecycle of connected equipment, and that the deal will see OEMSI become part of Trackunit’s ecosystem enabling OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and fleet owners to leverage managed deployment services across North America.
“The industry in North America typically relies on third-party service providers for IoT deployments, but with this move, we’re changing the game by bringing OEMSI into Trackunit,” said Trackunit Chief Customer Officer Mathias Frost. “Deployment and particularly the speed of deployment is a key barrier to reaping the economic value of IoT, especially for large fleet owners where inherent complexity presents additional challenges for connecting equipment to the cloud.”
“The acquisition of OEMSI enables Trackunit to respond to increasing customer demands for scaled installation services, particularly in the critical implementation phase that often determines success or failure,” Frost said. “A smooth process consists of healthy connected equipment and fuels subsequent service and application layers with the right data at the right time. We’re bringing in technical expertise and reach to help our customers get their desired business outcomes.”
OEMSI has a U.S. network of professionally certified installers and has recently expanded into Canada. The company was formed in 2009 by president and co-founder Alex Mota, who has worked in the field with the company’s installation specialists since OEMSI’s establishment.
“We’re so excited to be joining Trackunit after years of working together,” Mota said. “This is a big step for OEMSI and together, I am sure we’re going to be able to offer customers an even stronger proposition moving forward both in terms of service and in the longer term, geographical scope.”
“We were drawn to OEMSI because they have already established a strong reputation that aligns with the customer-service values underpinning our own approach,” Frost said. “This step was really the next logical thing to do as it will help ease some of the industry-wide challenges with connected fleets.”