Voith acquired a major stake in Pilotfish, one of Europe’s leading providers of on-board IT systems and applications, to form strategic partnership. Both sides agree not to disclose the purchase price and key terms of the transaction.
Pilotfish has installed systems in over 10,000 buses, trains and trams, in multiple countries. The company provides applications, hardware and consulting in a portfolio that includes eco-driving, an open standard vehicle communication platform, tachograph download, automatic fault report, navigation, and automatic vehicle data transfer directly into cloud-based analytics.
Pilotfish has 30 employees and serves customers in Sweden, Norway, Germany, and France. It supplies a range of customers from local businesses to some of the world’s leading bus manufacturers and largest fleet operators in Europe.
The technology and domain knowledge of Pilotfish complement Voith’s activities in the mobility sector. Voith has provided more than 300,000 city buses around the world with automatic transmissions. The company's product spectrum for transit buses also includes air compressors and smart services. At the IAA Commercial Vehicles fair 2018 Voith introduced a fully electrical drive system for city buses.
For rail vehicles, Voith provides customized solutions for high-speed trains, metros, light rail vehicles, trams, locomotives, and special rail vehicles. System expertise and service from one single source increase reliability, safety and efficiency in day-to-day operations.