From 0 to 200 in three years
At autoSense , we have set ourselves the goal of building the fleet management of the future today. Founded in 2018, we have three strong Swiss investors on board with Swisscom, AMAG and Zurich Versicherungen. A lot of work and heart and soul went into realising this goal. Today, three years later, 200 customers already rely on fleet solutions from autoSense.
But the path to the 200th customer was not always easy. Technical challenges, such as data protection, had to be mastered and Swiss labour and tax law requirements had to be met. Last but not least, the regular exchange and feedback from our customers were very helpful in continuously developing the autoSense fleet solution. A path that has paid off, as the newest member of the autoSense family, the company e-sculape informatique médicale s.a. in Granges-Paccot (FR), makes clear. More on this later.
It all started three years ago
Founded on 4 June 2018, autoSense AG offers, in addition to a private customer solution, innovative fleet management solutions that can be adapted to any fleet size and type of use. Whether 5 vehicles or 1,000, time-consuming processes can be automated and operating costs reduced.
Shortly after the company was founded, the first customer, Buchmann Gossau AG in the Zurich Oberland, was acquired on 3 July 2018. For 30 years, the company with its ten employees has specialised in vehicle body repairs, towing and breakdown services as well as used car sales and operates a fleet of twenty cars.
Massimo Redigolo, Head of Sales at autoSense, remembers this special day well. "After a lot of hard work and dedication, signing the first customer is always a special moment that you never forget," says Redigolo. "It's a thank you that all the hard work has paid off and a solution has been developed that creates real value for customers." And so we are particularly pleased that we can still count Buchmann Gossau AG among our loyal customers today.
"I decided to use a fleet solution three years ago," says Andreas Buchmann, owner of Buchmann Gossau AG.
"This way I am able to see the location of my vehicles at all times. This is especially important when I need to get to my customers quickly. This creates customer satisfaction and trust," Buchmann explains.
"The solution from autoSense convinced us right from the start and through the constant further development of fleetPro we are constantly benefiting from the new functions and the simple user guidance," adds Buchmann.
From small to large, autoSense can be used for any size of fleet
What makes autoSense so attractive for companies is above all the simplicity with which fleet vehicles can be integrated into the system. autoSense pre-configures the necessary OBD-II adapters for each customer. These can then be installed by the customer himself in just a few simple steps and without any prior technical knowledge. Especially for larger fleets, the time required for this is almost negligible. This has also convinced customers like Swisscom, with several hundred vehicles, of the autoSense solution.
Today, autoSense already has 200 active fleet customers
With the latest customer, e-sculape informatique médical s.a. in Granges-Paccot (FR), the 200th customer now joins the autoSense family, three years later.
Founded in 2009 by Jérôme Clément, the company now has 8 employees and specialises in IT services in the medical field. The fleet consists of 5 cars including 2 pool vehicles.
"By using fleetPro, we expect to have a better overview of our fleet," says Jérôme Clément, Chef d'entreprise e-sculape.
"As we operate in the medical sector, the reliability of our vehicles is enormously important. This includes reliable maintenance and service management as well as optimised utilisation," Clément continues.
"We also looked at other providers. In the end, however, we opted for the autoSense solution, not only because it convinced us with its simplicity and functionality, but also because it was recommended to us by our trusted garage," adds Clément.
Speaking of easy - Clément doesn't miss the opportunity to lend a hand himself and installs the autoSense adapters in his vehicles within minutes.
Where is the autoSense journey heading?
"The last three years have been particularly exciting, intensive and also characterised by various challenges. In the end, however, it is the results and the 200 fleet customers who manage their fleets thanks to autoSene that count," says Jaap Vossen, CEO autoSense AG.
"What I find extremely interesting is that there are a lot of similarities between the 1st customer and the 200th customer. Both are small, innovative, owner-managed companies that see added value and increased efficiency for their companies through the use of our fleet solution," adds Vossen.
This confirms once again how companies can remain sustainably successful thanks to smart digitalisation. autoSense counts companies from all over Switzerland among its customers and maintains a close and supportive relationship with them.
"I am particularly pleased that with e-sculape we can also welcome another customer in French-speaking Switzerland," concludes Vossen.