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Usage of fleet management services will double by 2018 across Eastern Europe: Berg

Iain Morris
July 9, 2014
The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets across Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe will rise to 5.9 million by 2018 from 2.9 million at the end of 2013, according to new research from Berg Insight.

Berg notes that the top ten providers of fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles across the region have an installed base of more than one million units active today.

However, the leading fleet management providers in terms of installed base in the CIS and Eastern Europe include diverse players from a number of countries.

Belarus-based Gurtam remains the leading fleet management software provider, serving more than 300,000 commercial vehicles.

Other providers with more than 100,000 units each include ENDS, NIS Group, Arvento Mobile Systems and TechnoKom.

Russia still accounts for a significant share of the region’s total installed base, adds Berg, but it has seen some major shifts in recent times, with M2M Telematics and Russian Navigation Technologies losing employees and the latter filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.

“There has been an inflow of new start-ups gaining market shares at the expense of struggling Russian top telematics players,” said Rickard Andersson, a senior analyst with Berg Insight.

One example of that trend is the Russian newcomer SpaceTeam, which was founded one year ago and now already holds a significant share of the Russian market.

“None of the major international solution providers based in Western Europe, the US or South Africa have, however, so far managed to capture any leading positions in this region,” said Andersson.

Berg expects to see further consolidation in the region in the near term, as the M&A wave sweeping across Europe and North America reaches Russia.
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