BELTON, MO (September 22, 2014) – Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles, today announced the acquisition of Seon. Safe Fleet designs and manufactures safety- and productivity-oriented components for the emergency vehicle, truck and trailer, utility vehicle, school bus, and transit bus end markets. Seon is the second acquisition in the last nine months and further broadens Safe Fleet’s extensive product offering, in line with its on-going growth strategy.
Seon is the leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for school and transit buses. “Seon has developed and built an industry-leading software and hardware platform for mobile surveillance and fleet asset tracking and management,” said John R. Knox, Safe Fleet President and CEO. “Seon is uniquely positioned to offer transportation managers integrated tracking, routing, and video capabilities for passengers and vehicles. The Seon products and capabilities are a great addition to Safe Fleet’s existing portfolio and will help us achieve our vision to be the leading global provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles.”
Seon’s headquarters and main operations will continue in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, and Terry Akiyama will continue in his role as President of Seon. “Customers and suppliers will continue to interact with their existing Seon contacts,” Akiyama said. “We’re very excited about joining the Safe Fleet family and working together to provide comprehensive solutions for fleets’ safety and security needs worldwide.” Seon will be joining complementary school and transit bus brands under the Safe Fleet umbrella, including Specialty Manufacturing, Pretoria, and Transpec.
Safe Fleet will continue to pursue new opportunities to expand the products and solutions it offers its fleet vehicle customers.
About Safe Fleet
Headquartered in Belton, MO, Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that helps its customers improve the safety and efficiency of their fleets, their operators, passengers and pedestrians. These fleets include: emergency vehicles, refrigerated trucks and trailers, utility vehicles, and bus and rail cars. The Safe Fleet family of brands includes ROM, Bustin, Prime Design, FRC, Specialty Manufacturing (SMI), Pretoria, Transpec, FoamPro, and now Seon. For more information about Safe Fleet and its family of brands, please visit www.safefleet.net.
Seon develops, manufactures and markets mobile video surveillance systems for the school and transit bus markets. Seon helps transportation managers capture, record, view, and wirelessly download on-board security footage, quickly and reliably. Seon also offers fleet management solutions such as live vehicle tracking, passenger ridership tracking, and school bus routing which are integrated with mobile video to give fleet managers real-time information about their fleet operations – for total fleet awareness. Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Coquitlam, BC, the company is uniquely positioned to deliver highly effective hardware and software solutions customized for the complex legal requirements associated with video surveillance. For more information on Seon please visit www.seon.com.
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Marketing Communications Manager, Seon
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