Insurer IAG is targeting innovation and adding more value to commercial fleet customers through its Fleet Fit proposition with the purchase of Christchurch-based fleet efficiency and safe driver coaching business, CCS Innovation in Logistics (CCS).
CCS was established by entrepreneur Corinne Watson in 2005 and provides a nationwide service from Christchurch and Morrinsville offices. Employing six people, it is recognised as a New Zealand leader in data-driven fleet management. It’s been a partner of NZI/Lumley for 11 years as a supplier of safe driver training and NZI/Lumley’s ‘Drive Smart’ programme to its heavy motor customer base.
NZI executive general manager Travis Atkinson says CCS will be managed as a stand-alone entity, with Watson as its general manager, in order to maintain independence of advice and agility.
“CCS ’s track record of innovation and its proven ability to enhance fleet safety and efficiency will be developed separately but as part of our determination to offer value and support to our customers,” says Mr Atkinson.
“CCS’s approach to leveraging truck telematics for safe driver coaching aligns very much with our own purpose and this, along with CCS’s strengths in benchmarking and reporting across fleets, suggests some expanding opportunities that we look forward to unlocking for a wider base of customers,” he said.