IAG buys fleet safety specialist
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.”