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Trakm8 Group’s growth sees significant investment in engineering resource

Global M2M Telematics service provider Trakm8 Group has seen a year of rapid growth leading to investment in resource levels to develop innovative technology.

Trakm8 have expanded its group engineering and development resource to support recent growth and increasing demand from core customers. This is part of the Group’s strategy to develop innovative technology and increase market share in Big Data and Telematics.

In order to meet the demanding objectives of clients and the market trends, Trakm8’s senior management team welcomes two experienced Engineers, Sean Morris as Group Director of Engineering and Matt Monnington as Engineering Director to BOX Telematics.

Sean has an impeccable background in automotive electrical engineering with roles such as Engineering Manager at Aston Martin, Technical Manager at RAC and PTEC (part of Continental AG). Matt has unrivalled experience in automotive diagnostics and ECU development, managing teams at Rover Group and Land Rover followed by the Continental Automotive diagnostics engineering team. The introduction of Sean and Matt, plus the creation of another ten Engineering vacancies has enabled the group to create a dedicated Advance Engineering Team, focussing on developing future technologies, as well as a Big Data team to analyse the 2 billion miles worth of data the Group collects each year.
The Big Data team use their knowledge and expertise to drive improved monitoring algorithms, feeding back on driver behaviour and impact on fuel economy and accident risk. This resource allows Trakm8 to package the data they are collecting in order to provide information to assist in the development of internal applications, as well as being packaged and sold to 3rd parties as research data.

Increased demand from the Group’s existing clients has meant the application engineering team have expanded to enable customers to receive tailored technical support and regular visits to help with driver training or bespoke projects. Due to new contract wins this year, the sales and customer support operation has grown to over double the size it was in 2013, increasing the total number of staff to over 160.

Sean and Matt will work alongside Trakm8’s other Engineering Directors, Matt Cowley, Group Big Data Engineering Director and Tim Cowley, Group Advanced Engineering Director to shape Trakm8’s leading position in the Big Data and Telematics market.

John Watkins, Executive Chairman of Trakm8 Group comments on the appointments:
“We are delighted to welcome on board such established Engineers and Sean Morris and Matt Monnington. Having worked with both of them previously, I am confident that Trakm8 Group will go from strength to strength with their guidance and expertise. I truly believe we have the strongest Engineering Management Team possible, and look forward to the success the Group will accomplish as we continue to provide our customers best in class Telematics whilst exploring the opportunities of Big Data.”

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