MAN and Solera enter partnership

MAN Truck & Bus AG and Solera Holdings Inc have formed a partnership aimed at the digitisation of aftersales processes in the commercial vehicle business.

In the future, MAN will use Solera’s Digital Garage platform to further advance connectivity in the aftersales area.

Digital Garage was developed to connect drivers, vehicles and workshops with an easy-to-use software solution. Customers will not directly notice the cooperation between the two companies, however, because all applications developed with Solera will run either in the background or be offered as part of MAN Digital Services on the company’s own RIO logistics platform.

Founder, chairman and CEO of Solera, Tony Aquila said, ‘We are privileged to work with MAN Truck & Bus to deliver on their vision of a digitally enhanced and streamlined customer journey. Our mission is to disrupt the status quo of the global fleet aftersales market.

‘Partnering with MAN is an exciting opportunity for us to further expand our global offering leveraging over four Billion dollars invested in automotive, insurance and identity solutions, to help small to large fleets reduce waste and improve connectivity of their ecosystems using customer-centric hardware that we specifically designed for the global truck and fleet industries.

Christian Kaiser, CDO at MAN Truck & Bus said, ‘Our company’s partnership with Solera is another step on the road to digitisation. It is in line with our strategy, which involves completely rethinking the world of transportation and logistics with strong partners by our side. We are gradually branching out from being a commercial vehicles manufacturer with a focus on hardware to become a provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions. Further digitization of the after-sales business has a key part to play in this transformation.’