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Fleet Management in South Africa – 3rd Edition

Fleet Management in South Africa – 3rd Edition

Fleet Management in South Africa is the third consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the South African fleet management market. The report also includes an outlook on the rest of the African market beyond South Africa.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 100 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from the third edition of the report:

Insights from numerous interviews with market-leading companies.
New data on vehicle populations and commercial fleets in South Africa and other African countries.
Comprehensive overview of the fleet management value chain and key applications.
In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
Updated profiles of 24 aftermarket fleet management solution providers.
Summary of OEM propositions from commercial vehicle brands.
Market forecasts lasting until 2022.
Outlook on the African fleet management market beyond South Africa.

This report answers the following questions:

How does the fleet management market in South Africa compare with other markets?
What is the price level of South African fleet telematics solutions?
Which are the leading domestic providers of aftermarket fleet management solutions?
Which international fleet management providers are targeting the South African market?
What hurdles are there for foreign players?
What offerings are available from commercial vehicle OEMs?
What challenges and opportunities are there in the rest of Africa?
Will the FM industry consolidate further during 2019–2020?
How will the commercial vehicle telematics industry evolve in the future?


Executive summary

In spite of the country’s weak economic performance, Berg Insight is of the opinion that themarket for fleet management in South Africa is in a growth period which will continue in theyears to come. The number of FM systems in active use is forecasted to grow at a compoundannual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0 percent from 1.3 million units at the end of 2017 to 2.5million by 2022. The penetration rate in the total population of non-privately owned fleetvehicles used by businesses is at the same time estimated to increase from 28.6 percent in2017 to 49.8 percent in 2022. South Africa is a relatively mature telematics market and thepenetration is comparably high from an international perspective. Far from all deploymentsare however full-scale advanced FM solutions. A notable share of the installed fleet telematicssystems on the South African market is represented by comparably low-end trackingsystems, e.g. light FM solutions, including SVR systems extended with basic FM features.

The South African fleet management market is clearly dominated by five domestic playerswith broad telematics portfolios. Berg Insight ranks Cartrack and MiX Telematics as thelargest providers of fleet management solutions in South Africa, both having estimatedinstalled bases of more than 200,000 active units in the country. The second runner-up isTracker which in addition to its in-house developed solutions also markets fleet managementsystems powered by TomTom Telematics. The remaining top-5 players are Netstar andCtrack which both have installed bases exceeding 100,000 FM units in South Africa.

Additional examples of domestic aftermarket players include Digit Vehicle Tracking (Digicell),GPS Tracking Solutions (Eqstra Fleet Management/enX Group), Autotrak and PFKElectronics. In addition to TomTom Telematics, other renowned international solution vendorsactive on the market include Gurtam, Pointer Telocation and Geotab. Foreign telematicsplayers have however generally not managed to achieve any top-ranking market shares onthe South African fleet management market so far. Commercial vehicle OEMs includingScania, Daimler, MAN and Volvo Group have moreover all introduced fleet telematicssolutions in South Africa, though the adoption levels generally remain relatively modest so far.

Executive summary
1 Fleet management solutions
1.1 Fleet management infrastructure
1.1.1 Vehicle segment
1.1.2 GNSS segment
1.1.3 Network segment
1.1.4 Backoffice segment
1.2 Vehicle management
1.2.1 Vehicle diagnostics and maintenance planning
1.2.2 Security tracking
1.3 Driver management
1.3.1 Driving data registration and analysis
1.3.2 Video-based driver monitoring
1.3.3 Eco-driving schemes
1.3.4 Insurance risk management
1.4 Operations management
1.4.1 Routing and navigation
1.4.2 Transport management
1.4.3 Mobile workforce management
1.5 Regulatory compliance and reporting
1.5.1 Driver working hours, logbooks and tachographs
1.5.2 Electronic toll collection – e-toll and e-tags
1.5.3 SARS travel logbooks
1.5.4 Traffic fine management and demerit points – AARTO
1.5.5 Road Transport Management System (RTMS)
1.5.6 Distracted driving
1.5.7 Special transports
1.6 Business models
2 Market forecasts and trends
2.1 Market analysis
2.1.1 The South African vehicle market
2.1.2 Fleet management installed base and unit shipments
2.1.3 Fleet management vendor market shares
2.1.4 Local market characteristics in South Africa
2.2 Market drivers and barriers
2.2.1 Macroeconomic environment
2.2.2 Regulatory environment
2.2.3 Competitive environment
2.2.4 Technology environment
2.3 Value chain analysis
2.3.1 Telematics industry players
2.3.2 Automotive industry players
2.3.3 Telecom industry players
2.3.4 IT industry players
2.4 Future industry trends
2.5 African fleet management market outlook
2.5.1 Leading South African telematics players active in the Rest of Africa
2.5.2 Other African fleet management providers and distributors
2.5.3 International players active on the African fleet management market
2.5.4 OEM fleet telematics offerings in Africa
2.5.5 The African vehicle market
2.5.6 Analysis of the fleet management market in the Rest of Africa
2.5.7 The size of the African fleet management market
3 Company profiles
3.1 International aftermarket solution providers
3.1.1 Ctrack (Inseego)
3.1.2 Geotab
3.1.3 Gurtam
3.1.4 MiX Telematics
3.1.5 Pointer Telocation
3.1.6 TomTom Telematics
3.2 Local aftermarket solution providers
3.2.1 ACM Track
3.2.2 Afritelematics
3.2.3 Autotrak
3.2.4 Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)
3.2.5 Cartrack
3.2.6 Digital Matter
3.2.7 Digit Vehicle Tracking (Digicell)
3.2.8 Globaltrack
3.2.9 Gosafe Tracking Solutions SA
3.2.10 GPS Tracking Solutions (Eqstra Fleet Management)
3.2.11 Key Telematics and partners
3.2.12 Mtrack (Electronic Tracking Systems)
3.2.13 Netstar
3.2.14 PFK Electronics
3.2.15 Pointer SA
3.2.16 Real Telematics
3.2.17 SmartSurv Wireless
3.2.18 Tracker Connect
Glossary
Index
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Fleet management infrastructure overview
Figure 1.2: Examples of FM device form factors
Figure 1.3: Data interfaces used by FM devices
Figure 1.4: Examples of peripherals connected to FM devices
Figure 1.5: Mobile operators and subscribers in South Africa (Q4-2017)
Figure 1.6: Example of FM backoffice segment
Figure 1.7: South African e-tag for electronic toll collection
Figure 1.8: SARS Travel Logbook
Figure 2.1: Commercial vehicles in use and new registrations (South Africa 2017)
Figure 2.2: Commercial vehicle brands in South Africa by market share (December 2017)
Figure 2.3: FM shipments, active systems and penetration (South Africa 2017–2022)
Figure 2.4: Top-5 fleet management providers, by installed base (South Africa Q4-2017)
Figure 2.5: Financial data for telematics industry players (2017)
Figure 2.6: Mergers and acquisitions in the telematics space (South Africa 2014–2017)
Figure 2.7: The presence of top-5 South African FM players on the African continent
Figure 2.8: Vehicles in use by country (A–K) and vehicle type (Africa 2015)
Figure 2.9: Vehicles in use by country (L–Z) and vehicle type (Africa 2015)
Figure 3.1: The Android-based Ctrack On-The-Road (OTR) driver terminal
Figure 3.2: The new Geotab GO8 tracking device
Figure 3.3: MyGeotab fleet management software
Figure 3.4: The Wialon Hosting web interface
Figure 3.5: MiX Telematics’ Android-based 7’’ MiX Rovi II
Figure 3.6: TomTom Telematics’ WEBFLEET, LINK 510 and PRO 8275 driver terminal
Figure 3.7: Overview of Bidtrack’s offering including core fleet unit & additional hardware
Figure 3.8: Bidtrack’s customisable FleetView interface with various dashboards
Figure 3.9: Cartrack’s Drive Vision on-board dual camera system
Figure 3.10: Overview of Cartrack’s subscriber base by application and region (FY-2018)
Figure 3.11: Digital Matter’s Telematics Guru Asset Location & Recovery Live View
Figure 3.12: Digit Vehicle Tracking fleet management backoffice interface

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