IAG buys fleet safety spe­cial­ist

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IN­SURANCE GI­ANT IAG HAS pur­chased Christchurch-based eet e ciency and safe driver train­ing com­pany CCS In­no­va­tion in Lo­gis­tics.

With the pur­chase IAG says it’s “tar­get­ing in­no­va­tion and ad­ding more value to com­mer­cial eet cus­tomers” through its Fleet Fit pro­gramme.

IAG says that CCS, es­tab­lished by en­trepreneur Corinne Wat­son in 2005, “is recog­nised as a New Zealand leader in data-driven eet man­age­ment.”

It’s worked with NZI/Lum­ley for 11 years as a sup­plier of safe driver train­ing and the in­surer’s Drive Smart o er­ing to trans­port op­er­a­tor cus­tomers.

NZI ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Travis Atkin­son says CCS will be man­aged as a stand­alone en­tity with Wat­son as its GM, “in or­der to main­tain in­de­pen­dence of ad­vice and agility.

“CCS’ track record of in­no­va­tion and its proven abil­ity to en­hance eet safety and e ciency will be de­vel­oped separately, but as part of our de­ter­mi­na­tion to o er value and sup­port to our cus­tomers,” says Atkin­son.

“CCS’ ap­proach to lever­ag­ing truck telem­at­ics for safe driver coach­ing aligns very much with our own pur­pose and this, along with CCS In­no­va­tion in Lo­gis­tics’ strengths in bench­mark­ing and re­port­ing across eets, sug­gests some ex­pand­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties that we look for­ward to un­lock­ing for a wider base of cus­tomers.”


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