12 July 2023

Mario Martínez Marcos appointed Country Manager of Viasat Spain.

Targa Telematics Spa, a technology company specialising in the development of IoT solutions and digital platforms for connected mobility, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mario Martinez Marcos as Country Manager Spain of Viasat Servicios Telemáticos SAU. Mario will also maintain his current position as Country Manager Spain at Targa Telematics.

His appointment follows the completion of the acquisition of the entire share capital of Viasat Group Spa by Targa Telematics Spa on 16 May 2023, marking the creation of one of the main global players in the field of IoT and the development of digital solutions and services for connected mobility. Italian company Targa Telematics, which already has international offices in the UK, Spain, France and Portugal, has thus strengthened its leadership in the Italian market and continues its strong growth in Europe, bringing a broad range of innovative technologies for global projects directly to the market.

As part of his dual role, Mario will oversee the business activities of both companies in Spain, driving the development and implementation of their solutions and technologies in the field of telematics, smart mobility and IoT platforms. With more than 20 years’ experience in various sectors and leading companies in the market, Mario has been instrumental in designing, building and developing new businesses for companies such as BQ, the Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE), and now Targa Telematics, as Country Manager Spain. He holds a degree in Economics, an MBA from EAE Business School and completed the General Management Program (GMP) at IESE Business School.

Speaking about his new role as Country Manager, Mario Martínez Marcos commented: “I am very excited to take on this new responsibility and to be part of a great management team within a purpose-driven, innovative and continuously growing group. My main objective is to harness and leverage the existing synergies between the two companies and to make Targa Telematics the European leader in high-tech telematics solutions. Together, we will define the future of connected mobility.”

Nicola de Mattia, CEO of Targa Telematics, added: “In the next five years our goal is to consolidate our position in the rapidly evolving mobility sector and become one of the leading companies in Europe. I am convinced that with Mario’s vision, experience and knowledge of the sector, he is the ideal person to lead the next phase of growth for both companies in the Spanish market and beyond.”

 

 

TARGA TELEMATICS

Targa Telematics is one of the main global players in the field of IoT and in the development of digital solutions and platforms for connected mobility. Drawing on 20 years of experience in connected vehicles, the company offers telematics technology, smart mobility and IoT platform solutions for mobility operators, such as short- and long-term rental companies, financial companies and large fleets. These solutions include insurance telematics, asset and fleet management, remote diagnostics and vehicle telemetry of professional and construction vehicles, and airport vehicle management. Following the acquisition of the Viasat Group, completed in 2023, Targa Telematics has strengthened its footprint in European markets, thanks to a strong presence in countries such as Italy, the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Poland and Romania, as well as Chile, allowing it to carry out international projects with dedicated local teams. Targa Telematics is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and strongly adheres to the principles of responsible business.

For more information, visit www.targatelematics.com

 

VIASAT TELEMATICS

Viasat Telematics was created following the merger of Detector and Mobilefleet and provides bespoke telematics solutions for the automotive sector in Spain through four Strategic Business Units: Insurtech, Smart Connect, Fleet & Waste and IoT Solutions. Backed by over 20 years of experience, the company offers market-leading stolen vehicle recovery services, fleet management and control solutions, as well as comprehensive telematics consulting and engineering services based on the extraction of maximum information through IoT, Big Data and Analytics. Viasat Telematics advocates for a better and more sustainable future, where technology can help transform data into knowledge and guide customers around the world to achieve ever more ambitious goals and objectives. Its main objective is to provide innovation and efficiency by offering adaptable telematics services that can be customised and tailored to each client’s needs.

For more information, visit www.viasatelematics.com

 

TARGA TELEMATICS

Elena Bellini, Head of Marketing. Mobile: +39 335 135 1277, elena.bellini@targatelematics.com

Susanne Furini, Communication Manager. Mobile: +39 345 7274925, susanne.furini@targatelematics.com

 

Barabino & Partners UK

Lucas Perry, Tel.: +44 (0)20 71526425, l.perry@barabino.co.uk