SkyBitz acquires SMARTLogix

by Truck News

HERNDON, Va. –SkyBitz announced this week that it has acquired SMARTLogix, a petroleum management and transportation logistics provider.

SMARTLogix is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina and has been a partner of Telular, parent company of SkyBitz for a long time. With the acquisition, SMARTLogix is now part of SkyBitz, Telular’s growing commercial telematics division.

“We are excited to add SMARTLogix to the SkyBitz portfolio and to offer a powerful platform for petroleum distributors to better manage their fleets and drive significant cost savings across their entire operation,” said Doug Milner, CEO, Telular Corporation. “SMARTLogix’ SMARTruck and SMARTank fleet applications are ideal additions to SkyBitz’ growing suite of solutions that offer our customers significant ROI benefits along with new and unique insights into their operations.”

Henry Popplewell, senior vice-president and general manager, SkyBitz also commented:  “The addition of SMARTLogix to the SkyBitz business further advances our strong momentum in the commercial telematics market. SMARTLogix, along with our recent acquisitions of GPS North America and Reltima, two leading companies in the local fleet management market, are in line with our overall strategy to continue to deliver innovative telematics solutions that enable our customers to dramatically increase efficiencies, leading to lower operational costs and improving their bottom line.”

SMARTLogix’s primary market is the petroleum logistics business in North America. Its customers are primarily distributors of petroleum products as well as commercial and transportation fuel end users.

“We are thrilled to become part of the SkyBitz business,” said Rick Martin, founder and CEO of SMARTLogix. “Both companies place heavy emphasis on continuous innovation and products and services that can deliver huge operating benefits to our customers. Our combined strengths and technical resources will allow us to accelerate new applications and solutions into the market.”

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