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Fleet Management in South Africa – 5th Edition

  • ID: 5577815
  • Report
  • April 2022
  • Region: South Africa
  • Berg Insight AB


  • ACM Track
  • Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)
  • Digicell
  • Fleetkor
  • Gurtam
  • Netstar
How will the market for fleet management systems for commercial vehicles in South Africa evolve in 2022 and beyond? The publisher forecasts that the number of fleet management systems in active use in South Africa will grow at a CAGR of 12.6 percent from 2.0 million units at the end of 2021 to 3.6 million by 2026. The 120-page report covers also a comprehensive market outlook for the Rest of Africa. Get up to date with the latest information about vendors, products, and markets.

Highlights from the report

  • Insights from numerous interviews with market-leading companies. 
  • Data on vehicle populations and commercial fleets in South Africa and other African countries.
  • Comprehensive overview of the fleet management value chain and key applications. 
  • In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments. 
  • Updated profiles of 27 aftermarket fleet management solution providers. 
  • Summary of OEM propositions from commercial vehicle brands. 
  • Market forecasts last until 2026. 
  • Outlook on the African fleet management market beyond South Africa.
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  • ACM Track
  • Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)
  • Digicell
  • Fleetkor
  • Gurtam
  • Netstar

1. Fleet Management Solutions
1.1  Fleet Management Infrastructure
1.1.1 Vehicle Segment
1.1.2 GNSS  Segment
1.1.3 Network Segment
1.1.4 Backoffice Segment
1.2 Vehicle Management
1.2.1 Vehicle Diagnostics and Maintenance Planning
1.2.2 Security Tracking
1.2.3  Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
1.3 Driver Management
1.3.1 Driving Data Registration and Analysis
1.3.2 Video-Based Driver Monitoring
1.3.3 Eco-Driving Schemes
1.3.4  Insurance Risk Management
1.4 Operations Management
1.4.1 Routing and Navigation
1.4.2 Transport Management
1.4.3 Mobile Workforce Management
1.5 Regulatory Compliance And Reporting
1.5.1 Driver Working Hours, Logbooks, and Tachographs
1.5.2 Electronic Toll Collection – E-Toll And E-Tags
1.5.3 Sars Travel Logbooks
1.5.4 Traffic Fine Management And Demerit Points – Aarto
1.5.5 Road Transport Management System (RTMS)
1.5.6 Distracted Driving
1.5.7 Special Transports
1.6 Business Models
2. Market Forecasts And Trends
2.1 Market Analysis
2.1.1 The South African Vehicle Market
2.1.2 Fleet Management Market Forecast
2.1.3 Fleet Management Vendor Market Shares
2.1.4 Local Market Characteristics In South Africa
2.2 Market Drivers And Barriers
2.2.1 Macroeconomic Environment
2.2.2 Regulatory Environment
2.2.3 Competitive Environment
2.2.4 Technology Environment
2.3 Value Chain Analysis
2.3.1 Telematics Industry Players
2.3.2 Automotive Industry Players
2.3.3 Telecom Industry Players
2.3.4 IT Industry Players
2.4 Future Industry Trends
2.5 African Fleet Management Market Outlook
2.5.1 Leading South African Telematics Players Active In The Rest Of Africa
2.5.2 Other African Fleet Management Providers And Distributors
2.5.3 International Players Active On The African Fleet Management Market
2.5.4 OEM Fleet Telematics Offerings In Africa
2.5.5 The African Vehicle Market
2.5.6 Analysis Of The Fleet Management Market In The Rest Of Africa
2.5.7 The Size Of The African Fleet Management Market
3. Company Profiles
3.1 International Aftermarket Solution Providers
3.1.1 Cartrack (Karooooo)
3.1.2 Geotab
3.1.3 Gurtam
3.1.4 MiX Telematics
3.1.5 PowerFleet
3.1.6 Webfleet Solutions (Bridgestone)
3.2 Local aftermarket solution providers
3.2.1 ACM Track
3.2.2 Afritelematics
3.2.3 Autotrak
3.2.4 Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)
3.2.5 Ctrack
3.2.6 Digicell
3.2.7 Digital Matter
3.2.8 FleetCam
3.2.9 Fleetkor
3.2.10 Globaltrack
3.2.11 Gosafe Tracking Solutions SA
3.2.12 GPS Tracking Solutions (Eqstra Fleet Management)
3.2.13 iCAM Video Telematics
3.2.14 Key Telematics and Radius Payment Solutions
3.2.15 Mtrack (Electronic Tracking Systems)
3.2.16 Netstar
3.2.17 PFK Electronics
3.2.18 Pointer SA (PowerFleet)
3.2.19 Real Telematics
3.2.20 SmartSurv Wireless
3.2.21 Tracker Connect
List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Fleet Management Infrastructure Overview
Figure 1.2: Examples Of FM Device Form Factors
Figure 1.3: Data Interfaces Used By FM Devices
Figure 1.4: Examples Of Peripherals Connected To FM Devices
Figure 1.5: Mobile Operators And Subscribers In South Africa (Q4-2021)
Figure 1.6: Example Of FM Backoffice Segment
Figure 1.7: Components Of A Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Figure 1.8: South African E-Tag For Electronic Toll Collection
Figure 1.9: Sars Travel Logbook
Figure 2.1: Commercial Vehicles In Use And New Registrations (South Africa 2021)
Figure 2.2: Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers By Market Share (South Africa 2021)
Figure 2.3: Fleet Management Market Forecast (South Africa 2021–2026)
Figure 2.4: Top-15 Fleet Management Providers By Installed Base (South Africa Q4-2021)
Figure 2.5: Financial Data For Telematics Industry Players (2021)
Figure 2.6: Mergers And Acquisitions In The Telematics Space (South Africa 2014–2021)
Figure 2.7: Mytoyota Fleet Lite
Figure 2.8: The Presence Of The Top-5 South African FM Players On The African Continent
Figure 2.9: Vehicles In Use By Country (A–S) And Vehicle Type (Africa 2015)
Figure 2.10: Vehicles In Use By Country (S–Z) And Vehicle Type (Africa 2015)
Figure 3.1: Cartrack Mobile App For iOS
Figure 3.2: Overview Of Cartrack’s Subscriber Base By Region (November 2021)
Figure 3.3: The Geotab Go9+ Tracking Device
Figure 3.4: Mygeotab Fleet Management Software
Figure 3.5: The Wialon Hosting Web Interface
Figure 3.6: Mix Telematics’ Ribas Device
Figure 3.7: Webfleet, Link 510 And Pro 8475 Truck
Figure 3.8: Overview Of Bidtrack’s Offering Including Core Fleet Unit & Additional Hardware
Figure 3.9: Bidtrack’s Customisable Fleetview Interface With Various Dashboards
Figure 3.10: Ctrack Iris Features
Figure 3.11: Digit FMs Backoffice Interface
Figure 3.12: Digital Matter’s Telematics Guru GPS Tracking Software
Figure 3.13: Digital Matter Device Locations
Figure 3.10: Ctrack Iris Features
Figure 3.11: Digit FMS back Office Interface
Figure 3.12: Digital Matter’s Telematics Guru GPS tracking software
Figure 3.13: Digital Matter Device Locations (Q4-2021)
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  • ACM Track
  • Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)
  • Digicell
  • Fleetkor
  • Gurtam
  • Netstar
The publisher expects a strong growth period for fleet  management in South Africa in the years to come. The number of FM systems in active use is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.6 percent from about 2.0 million units at the end of 2021 to reach 3.6 million units by 2026. The penetration rate in the total population of fleet vehicles used by businesses is at the same time is estimated to increase from 41.5 percent in 2021 to 68.0 percent in 2026. South Africa is a relatively mature telematics market and the penetration rate is comparably high from an international perspective. Far from all deployments are however full-scale advanced FM solutions. A notable share of the installed fleet telematics systems on the South African market is represented by comparably low-end tracking systems, e.g. light FM solutions, including SVR systems extended with basic FM features.

The South African fleet management market is clearly dominated by five domestic players with broad telematics portfolios that together represent 70 percent of the total number of fleet management systems in use in the country. The analyst ranks Cartrack and MiX Telematics as the largest providers of fleet management solutions in South Africa. Cartrack alone has more than half a million active FM units in the country. The remaining top-5 players are Tracker, Netstarand Ctrack. Other top-10 players in the South African fleet management market include local providers such as Bidtrack (Bidvest Group), Digicell and GPS Tracking Solutions (Eqstra Fleet Management), as well as international players including Webfleet Solutions (Bridgestone) and Gurtam. Autotrak, Digital Matter, PFK Electronics, Key Telematics/Radius Payment Solutions and Pointer SA (PowerFleet) are additional top-15 providers, all having estimated installed bases of at least 15,000 fleet management units in the country. Players just outside of the top list include Mtrack (Electronic Tracking Systems), Geotab, and Globaltrack. International commercial vehicle OEMs including Scania, Daimler, Volvo Trucks, UD Trucks, MAN, and Toyota have further all introduced fleet telematics solutions in South Africa.
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • ACM Track  
  • Afritelematics 
  • Autotrak 
  • Bidtrack (Bidvest Group)  
  • Cartrack (Karooooo)
  • Ctrack  
  • Digicell 
  • Digital Matter 
  • FleetCam 
  • Fleetkor  
  • Geotab 
  • Globaltrack 
  • Gosafe Tracking Solutions SA 
  • GPS Tracking Solutions (Eqstra Fleet Management) 
  • Gurtam
  • iCAM Video Telematics 
  • Key Telematics and Radius Payment Solutions 
  • Local aftermarket solution providers 
  • MiX Telematics  
  • Mtrack (Electronic Tracking Systems)  
  • Netstar 
  • PFK Electronics 
  • Pointer SA (PowerFleet)  
  • PowerFleet 
  • Real Telematics 
  • SmartSurv Wireless
  • Tracker Connect
  • Webfleet Solutions (Bridgestone) 
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The Internet of Things is very diverse. There are hundreds of different use cases, each with different dynamics. The starting point is to segment the market.

The analyst begins with a number of sectors: Automotive, Cities, Health, Industry, Home, Industrial, Energy, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Each of these sectors breaks down into a number of applications. In total across all sectors, the analyst examines around 150 separate applications. It is at this application level that they generate their IoT forecast. The analyst builds reliable data bottom-up. They take into consideration the current adoption rate, regulations, demographics, vertical-specific statistics, value chain structure, etc.

The rigorous data collection methods are based on first-hand and secondary sources. The analyst conducts many hundreds of executive interviews on a yearly basis with companies from all parts of the IoT value chain.  They talk to on a regular basis all major mobile operator groups and regulators as well as the chipset, module, and terminal vendors. They also interview many companies in each of the vertical markets.