Nottingham-based technology company Microlise, one of Europe’s largest telematics and transport management solutions providers, has been named a winner in the annual Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the International Trade category.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. The accolade for International Trade has been awarded to Microlise for its outstanding results, having doubled net profit in export markets over the last three years.
An inaugural Queen’s Award winner, Microlise is a pioneer of logistics and telematics technology and has been delivering enterprise grade solutions to the road transport sector since 1999.
Each year Microlise estimates it saves customers upwards of £210m in fuel costs, and counts 13 of the UK’s 15 largest retailers as customers. The company also works with two of Europe’s leading truck manufacturers, as well as Tata Motors in India and JCB on a worldwide basis.
Microlise designs, develops and creates technology which captures data about vehicle usage to aid with driver, journey and delivery management. These software and hardware products help fleets to reduce the cost and environmental impact of their fleet operations while helping transport service providers and retailers to deliver an excellent customer experience.
Speaking about the win, Nadeem Raza, Microlise Chief Executive Officer commented: “We are tremendously proud to win this award which comes with an elevated level of prestige, given its association with Her Majesty The Queen. It’s a very exciting time for Microlise and this award is testament to the amazing work that our team has been undertaking over the last three years. I would like to thank the entire Microlise team for the effort which has led to our excellent results, both internationally and in our domestic market.”
A major business objective over the last three years for Microlise has been to grow and sell directly to international customers. The company is achieving this via new offices established in France, India, Australia and the Middle East.
At the same time, Microlise is also working closely with existing domestic customers to help them to be more successful internationally. This has been achieved in a number of territories, for example delivering transport telematics services to Tesco in Thailand and JCB operating in more than 180 countries worldwide.
During recent international expansion, Microlise has enhanced its product, supporting new languages and upgrading functionality to meet requirements for specific regions.
Microlise will be exhibiting at MEGATRANS 2018 (10 – 12 May), Australia’s biggest multimodal supply chain and logistics trade show, taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, as part of its international growth programme.
For further information about Microlise products and services, visit www.microlise.com.
Microlise telematics, journey management and proof of delivery solutions help its customers reduce costs and the environmental impact of their fleet operations. This is achieved by maximising vehicle utilisation, increasing operational efficiency and improving economy and safety; whilst helping to deliver the very best customer experience by providing real-time visibility of the fleet against schedule.
A privately owned business based in Nottingham in the UK, Microlise invests significantly in research and development annually to ensure its solutions continue to be underpinned by market-leading technology.