Clarience Technologies

Clarience grows again, acquires Safe Fleet

Feb. 19, 2024
Latest addition to group that includes Truck-Lite, P.S.I., and Road Ready, secures provider of ‘smart’ safety solutions for fleet video and evidence management, collision prevention, more

The Clarience Technologies group of companies continues to grow.

The transportation technology specialist, which traces its roots to the formation of Truck-Lite in 1955, recently acquired Safe Fleet, which delivers “smart” safety solutions that help save lives, prevent injuries, and make fleet operators more productive.

“Clarience Technologies and Safe Fleet share a common mission of making transportation safer and smarter through technology,” Clarience CEO Brian Kupchella said in a news release.

“The acquisition of Safe Fleet provides our company with critical technologies, deep vocational segment expertise, and a portfolio of powerful and complementary safety products that support our vision to provide comprehensive solutions to a broader set of transportation customers around the world.”

Truck-Lite Holdings changed its corporate name to Clarience in 2020 to reflects its broader focus on providing total visibility to the commercial and recreational transportation industry through its family of technology-driven brands. Clarience has since made several acquisitions, including LED Autolamps in 2021, and Fleetilla and Pressure Systems International (P.S.I.) in 2022.

See also: Clarience Technologies acquires P.S.I.

With the latest acquisition, the group adds a product portfolio that includes technology-enabled solutions for fleet video and evidence management, collision prevention, violation detection, and trailer temperature control, as well as cargo storage systems and several other safety solutions, the company said.

“Safe Fleet employees, customers and partners will benefit from becoming a part of Clarience Technologies,” said John Knox, Safe Fleet chairman and CEO. “We look forward to joining their team of companies where together we will expand global reach, accelerate innovation, unlock new benefits for customers, and strengthen our safety mission.”

Safe Fleet is a leading fleet video technology provider in North America, with over 1.5 million video systems deployed to date, the company said. Its integrated safety platform serves fleets of every type, including school transportation, transit, fire and emergency, law enforcement, work truck, commercial transportation, logistics, construction, agriculture, waste and recycling, industrial, and military.

The acquisition increases Clarience’s total workforce to over 4,000 employees at nearly 50 locations worldwide. The Clarience team of companies also includes ECCO, Code 3, DAVCO, Road Ready, Rigid Industries, and Lumitec.

“The addition of Safe Fleet products and technologies underscores the commitment by Clarience Technologies to become the premier provider of safety and connectivity solutions for a diverse range of fleet vehicles,” said Rob Rutledge, managing partner at Genstar Capital, a capital advisor in the transaction. “We are proud of the success of Clarience Technologies to date and are excited to support the expansion of the combined business through continued investment in new products, technologies and acquisitions.”

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