Wigan-based Fleetsmart, one of the UK’s leading developers of hi-tech vehicle GPS tracking software for businesses, has doubled its office space in Wigan to cater for record demand for its products and services. The move, supported by a significant commercial mortgage from Santander Business Banking, will allow the firm to secure more contracts and employ additional staff.
Incorporated in 2010, Fleetsmart offers fleet and asset monitoring solutions to help businesses keep track of, and protect, their vehicles. It now has over 500 clients with fleet sizes varying from two to 2000+ vehicles operating in all types of industries, from small courier businesses to haulage and logistics companies, builders and industrial crane hire firms.
While Fleetsmart primarily trades with UK-based companies, many of its customers work across Europe and its tracking systems and proprietary software now operate seamlessly throughout the EU. The firm has also diversified its product suite and offers, among others, anti-hijack devices, dash cameras and infra-red devices.
The funding from Santander Business Banking has helped the firm expand and invest for growth having reached a point where it needs additional space to cater for more clients and staff.
Nick Wilkinson, Managing Director, Fleetsmart, commented: “We have grown over time from a reseller to offering our own solution, tailored to fit individual business requirements – always with a strong focus on customer service. Today we own and develop bespoke systems and host the complete service in-house from start to finish. We have seen exceptional demand for our services and the new premises in Wigan will allow us to better manage this going forward.”
Chris Green, Business Relationship Director, Santander Business Banking said: “We’re delighted to be able to support this innovative UK business to capitalise on strong market demand and double the size of its headquarters in Wigan. Fleetsmart has developed into a recognised, high quality brand at the forefront of the UK fleet and asset tracking market.”
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