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Kanglim invests in Ridecell and forms partnership to create IoT platform for industrial vehicles

Kanglim, a South Korean builder of specialty industrial vehicles, has formed a strategic alliance with Ridecell, a provider of a platform for fleet-driven businesses.

Ridecell will collaborate with Kanglim to develop an IoT automation and mobility platform for specialty industrial vehicle fleets.

Kanglim’s vehicles include industrial cranes, fire trucks, electrical work vehicles, aerial platforms, military and police equipment, and pump vehicles.

Ridecell’s Fleet IoT platform will transform Kanglim’s specialty vehicles into the world’s first connected and smart industrial vehicle fleet.

Dr Seuk-Kyung Sung, vice chairman and CEO of Kanglim, says: “Specialty vehicles are often delivering essential services, such as electricity repair, military or fire containment.

“Automating maintenance requirements to minimize downtime is mission critical. Our digital network and the Ridecell automation and mobility platform lets our customers maximize their investment in Kanglim vehicles and keep essential infrastructure running.”

Kanglim says it is “an industry leader” in embracing new technology. They were one of the first to deliver a fleet of fully connected industrial vehicles. Their connectivity and remote monitoring combined with Ridecell’s Fleet IoT platform will offer an industry breakthrough in automation of key functions such as maintenance and scheduling.

Aarjav Trivedi, founder and CEO of Ridecell, says: “Kanglim and Ridecell share a similar vision of a future where fleets composed of industrial specialty vehicles are achieving unparalleled utilization and uptime.

“Our tailored automation and mobility platform provides built-in connectivity and out-of-the-box efficiency that keeps Kanglim’s vital fleet on the road. Digital transformation for specialty vehicles is the perfect use for the Ridecell Fleet IoT automation and mobility platform, and we look forward to working with Kanglim.”

In addition to the strategic alliance, Kanglim is also now an investor in Ridecell. The two companies say they will “continue to collaborate on long-term innovations for the industry”.

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