didBOX, the supplier of driver identification and crash monitoring systems for vehicle and fork lift truck fleets, has been acquired by I.D. Systems, a global provider of vehicle management systems.
“In the current economic climate, it is very refreshing to see a company like I.D. Systems investing heavily in the UK materials handling market and building a platform for future growth in industrial vehicle management,” says Nigel Russell, managing director of didBOX Ltd.
“For many years now, didBOX has been providing vehicle operator identification and control systems that are simple to install, simple to operate, economical and provide just the right management information to support stringent Health & Safety policies. We’ve also just developed a complementary door entry system called accessPOINT, which enables restricted access control using the same key that operates the industrial trucks. Our whole ethos at didBOX is to keep it simple and give the customer the information he needs when he wants it.”
Nigel Russell continues, “However, up until now, what we haven’t been able to do is meet the requirements of the very large fleet operator, where the need is much more sophisticated and clearly demands a wireless solution. Now, with didBOX Ltd becoming part of the I.D. Systems family, we can offer sophisticated wireless solutions that will address the needs of virtually any European industrial fleet. As a company that prides itself on its sales and support relationships with dealers and distributors, we can now satisfy all of their needs too.”
Peter Fausel, I.D. Systems’ executive vice president of sales and marketing, said, “didBOX’s portfolio of access control solutions for industrial trucks is a strong complement to I.D. Systems’ industry-leading wireless vehicle management systems (VMS). By acquiring didBOX, I.D. Systems can integrate a family of entry-level driver identification products, capitalize on a recognised brand name in the European material handling management market, and benefit from well established distribution partners in both the U.K. and Europe. We believe the didBOX acquisition will make I.D. Systems a more comprehensive supplier of supply chain technology - a ‘one-stop shop’ to address the needs of virtually any European industrial fleet.”