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TomTom Telematics changes its name

October 8, 2019
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From next month, TomTom Telematics will change its name to Webfleet Solutions, according to a statement released by Bridgestone, which has bought the company. The statement says the acquisition – which was confirmed in April this year – was motivated by Bridgestone’s objective of strengthening its digital capabilities as part of its transformation from a premium tyre producer to a mobility solutions leader.

“The acquisition has reinforced our footprint in data-based solutions. The newly named Webfleet Solutions – inspired by its main solution platform Webfleet, which has been providing leading telematics for fleets for the past 20 years – reflects Bridgestone’s ambition to provide a wider range of digital mobility and fleet solutions to its customers and consolidate a global leadership position. The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business now serves over 1,2-million vehicles with mobility subscriptions and fleet solutions,” the statement says.

Paolo Ferrari, CEO and president of Bridgestone EMEA, says the acquisition marks the establishment of a fleet-solutions powerhouse. “Together, we have every capability of leading what is an incredibly exciting, fast growing and innovative area of mobility. We have the ambition, the infrastructure and resources, the data and insights, and we have the people and their unrivalled knowledge.

“As the new worlds of connected and autonomous mobility rapidly become a reality, together Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions will ensure that our customers can enjoy every benefit of this new era.”

The statement adds that, as they have done since the acquisition was confirmed, teams from Bridgestone and Webfleet Solutions will continue together to explore new opportunities and innovations in mobility.

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