Trackunit acquires OEMSI
By Adam FreillConstruction Software
Purchase of North American IoT field services expert bolsters company’s global IoT enablement and deployment capabilities.
Global IoT services provider Trackunit has acquired North American field services expert OEM Solutions Inc. The company says the purchase is part of its drive to offer customers a complete service throughout the lifecycle of connected equipment.
The deal will see Chicago-headquartered OEMSI become a part of Trackunit’s ecosystem enabling OEMs and fleet owners to leverage managed deployment services across North America. OEMSI has a network of professionally certified installers throughout the United States, and had recently expanded into Canada.
“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, who explained that speed of deployment can be a barrier finding the potential economic value that can be found through the use of IoT, especially for large fleet owners.
“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,” said Frost. “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.”
Founded in 2009, OEMSI president and co-founder Alex Mota has been in the field with the installation specialists from day one.
“We’re so excited to be joining Trackunit after years of working together,” said Mota. “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,” said Frost. “This step was really the next logical thing to do as it will help ease some of the industry-wide challenges with connected fleets.”