Connected vehicle technology company Azuga announced that it has expanded sales operations to serve over 100 fleets in 10 countries across Latin America, Europe, India and parts of the Middle East.
The expansion comes as the Mobile Resource Management (MRM) sector forecasts 50% growth over the next five years in Brazil, Russia, India and China, Azuga notes. With that expected mass adoption, the company says it "has made the necessary investments to continue leading the plug-and-play connected vehicle technology sector on a global scale."
“Azuga’s expanded presence was made possible in partnership with Danlaw, a global provider of OBD-II hardware with vehicle compatibility that’s unmatched in the industry," states Ananth Rani, co-founder and president of Azuga. "Millions of miles of road testing across the globe have given Azuga the platform for this international expansion."
After only six months, Azuga notes it successfully helped Whirlpool Mexico’s Home Service Technician division improve customer service and increase overall productivity. Azuga technology allowed for "a very quick implementation into the fleet’s 100 vehicles," and the fleet is seeing 500,000 pesos per year in savings "as maintenance, fuel and operational costs have been significantly reduced," which works out to roughly $27,000 at current exchange rates.