Sailing stormy seas, having the courage to dare, dream, do, following passion, heart, instinct, the waves...
This is the extraordinary path of the Viasat Group.
The Viasat Group company aims to become an international hub in engineering and electronics manufacturing with governance and strong Italian roots. The completed merger extends the Group's expertise and industrial capabilities, which can now boast not only the production plants in Italy, but also those in Bulgaria and China.
Viasat Group S.p.A. and Axodel, the commercial subsidiary of the French group Kuantic, announce an international partnership agreement that will extend both organizations range of products and services, expanding their offering in the crash/theft and Car Sharing / Fleet sectors. The collaboration agreement between the two companies maximizes the offer on the market, with the aim of giving added value to a large number of companies in Europe: a synergy possible, thanks to the offerings of the two groups complimenting each other.
At the end of 2019, MobileFleet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Viasat Group, was merged by incorporation into Viasat Servicios Telemáticos S.L. which took over the commercial brand Viasat Telematics, with the Chile branch now operating under the commercial brand of Viasat Telematics.
This is an operation that has the aim of expanding the Viasat offer with innovative and vertical solutions, in Italy and abroad, within the Smart Cities and Public Administration market.
The Viasat Group continues its growth process, Anthea and Datamove join the BU Viasat Fleet and Waste Management, focusing on GreenTech strategy.
150,000 trees will be planted by Viasat Group in Madagascar over the next three years (2020-2022), donating. An initiative that is part of the Group's overall sustainability project, extensively illustrated in our annual Social Report.
Viasat Group S.p.A., has acquired through its subsidiary VEM Solutions S.p.A. 15% of the share capital of Cogema S.r.l., an electronics manufacturing company based in Merone (Co). All-Italian Expertise and Capability to guarantee competitiveness and expansion in the global market of electronics production. An advanced electronic manufacturing hub that maintains governance and strong roots in our country.
The European telematics services Company Viasat Group announces today the acquisition of 100% of the Spanish company Grupo Detector, the largest Spanish player in the sector, strengthening its presence in a geographic market which is already guarding through the subsidiary MobileFleet.
The European Telematics Company Viasat Group announced today the acquisition of 60% of the Portuguese TRACKiT Consulting, specialized in technological fields where the Group is present, thereby strengthening its presence in the geographical market before guarded by a technical and commercial green field.
Viasat group acquires 51% of the Italian company Anthea and consolidates its position in the Waste Management sector. The acquisition of 51% of Anthea, a company based in Aprilia, in the province of Latina, which specializes in providing solutions for the integrated management of environmental services, completes the coverage of the entire supply chain of services designed specifically for this sector.
Vem Solutions acquires 70% of the shares of Helian, a company based in Abruzzo, Italy. Helian specializes in hardware and software solutions for road safety and traffic; it has created Street Control and other solutions dedicated to territorial and environmental monitoring through Wireless Sensor Networks.
Viasat Group announced today the acquisition of 51% of the French company Locster, a Telematics Service Provider specialized in software solutions for the fleet management market, serving 4000 customers and 25,000 connected vehicles which, in terms of technological and commercial assets, become part of the Group's already considerable customer base.
The merger of the companies Elem and Vem Solutions, both fully controlled by the holding Viasat Group, aims to create a new global player - Vem Solutions S.p.A. - which will compete in the markets of the future, thanks to its innovative development capabilities, operational flexibility and technological synergies, which will further enhance and develop the Group's typical businesses and the new opportunities brought by the IoT, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.
Viasat Group acquires 24% of the shares of Sherlock S.r.l. (a Turin-based startup offering a complete and innovative anti-theft solution, based on the real time localization of bicycles) with the aim of complleting its offer of securization-related products for the B2C market.
Viasat Group acquires the company EuroGPS, market leader in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia with regard to the commercialization of electronic systems, software platforms, services and BigData which are similar to Viasat Group’s own solutions. Upon joining the Group, EuroGPS’s name becomes Viasat Technology.
Massimo Getto, Vice President & CFO of Viasat Group, won the CFo Award 2017 (in named of Romano Guelmani). As Massimo Getto said:’transparency and completeness of financial communication without sacrificing its timeliness, our Annual Report was published in April, we implemented in a short time an international cash pooling system, able to connect all the new Group companies with great economic benefits and the speed of financial support for growth, overcoming really significant cultural, legislative and technical obstacles.’
Viasat Group announces the acquisition of 60% of the shares of Teamind Solution, the aim of which is to strengthen the market offer of innovative applications and integrated satellite telematics services, capable of simplifying and optimizing the activities of road transport and logistics companies.
The year begins with the strengthening of Viasat Servicios Telemáticos (Spanish subsidiary of the Viasat Group) in Spain. The company achieves a stronger positioning on the Spanish territory and launches a project to gain a direct presence in Latin America by acquiring a majority stake in MobileFleet.
From now, VIASAT Group is officially a member of ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute), the most important European standardization unit for all aspects related to communications, which today unites 857 among the main world companies in the telecommunications sector. A concrete step towards the realization of that global vision which cannot be separated from the adoption of European standards and which, as a Group, is intended to be achieved.
Viasat Group announces the acquisition of the majority of the Belgian company Emixis.
Viasat Group announces theconclusion of transaction that led to the acquisition of Datamove Srl, an Italian company owner of SIUNET brand.
Viasat Group acquires 100% of the Polish corporation CMA Monitoring. The Polish market boasts one of the strongest business growth trends in Europe, where satellite telematics will play a leading role in the future, thanks to the strategic geographical position of Poland, which is located at the center of European trade routes.
Viasat Group is among the companies awarded at the Uk-Italy Business Awards. In fact, the Group is one of the five companies in the ELITE programme - organised by Borsa Italiana - which have distinguished themselves for their international ambition.
The presentation ceremony was held on November 3, 2015, at the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan, in order to illustrate the Group's international development plans.
The first half of 2015 saw Viasat's internationalization project develop even further with the acquisition of 55% of Cefin Systems, also known on the market as CS Fleet. The company became part of the Group in June, under the name Viasat Systems. It is one of the leading providers of telematics solutions for the fleet market in Romania. The acquisition is the crowning of a 10-year collaboration with Viasat Group, and it lays the foundations for an ambitious development plan of insurance and security services based on telematics technologies throughout South-Eastern Europe.
The acquisition of Enigma Vehicle Systems Ltd (a British company focused on the fleet management services segment of the telematics industry) allows the Group to further develop its international know-how and capabilities, with a direct presence in what are generally considered to be the three European countries of greatest interest for the diffusion of satellite technologies (Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain), as well as an indirect presence in over 20 developing countries, through distribution relationships with local operators.
Si rafforza la leadership del Gruppo in Italia nei settori strategici di business, ponendo le basi per un ulteriore sviluppo a livello internazionale. Viene siglato un accordo di collaborazione con Deloitte Advisory S.L., azienda spagnola di consulenza e servizi professionali, per lo sviluppo e la distribuzione delle soluzioni di telematica assicurativa per il mercato spagnolo
After consolidating its leadership in Italy, the group that invented satellite technologies establishes Viasat Servicios Telemàticos in Spain, as a Joint Venture with Zenithal, a company specialized in business to business solutions.
In relation to the legislative developments underway in Italy with regard to the regulation of the use of "black boxes" in the insurance sector, the Group is involved in an institutional role as an expert in the sector; it becomes the promoter and founder of TSP Association, the trade association that brings together the Telematics Service Providers of the country. Among other things, it sets the following objectives: to encourage research and study activities, also in collaboration with other bodies or associations; to enhance telematics and technological innovation as essential factors for the quality of life of motorists, transport economy and services.
The group participates in important institutional projects with regard to research and development, production, logistics and services. The new BluBlox® Innovation product and service technology platform is presented. The President Domenico Petrone, on 23 January 2012, is awarded the prize promoted by Ernst&Young "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" for the Technology&Innovation category, "for successfully demonstrating, through important results achieved in 37 years of activity, that with commitment, positive approach, determination and the guidance values, building a better and more successful future is possible".
The Group strengthens its international presence through agreements with the most important European Road Assistance Associations and Networks, as well as with new Industrial Partners. Despite the persistent recession at a worldwide level, the group manages to increase its revenues and related margins considerably.
Viasat Group won the Oscar di Bilancio award for small and medium-sized enterprises, organized and promoted by FERPI - Federazione Relazioni Pubbliche Italiana, under the high patronage of the president of the Italian Republic. The award is given to those companies that have been able to turn their financial statements into dynamic tools to face the challenges of the economy, demonstrating that transparency, willingness to communicate and clarity of mission are all essential conditions.
Under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Group is awarded the “Oscar di Bilancio”. The acquisition of a stake in PointerTelelocationLtd. begins, with the aim of strengthening the Group’s leadership in the sector and creating the conditions for further developments worldwide.
To rationalize the Group's structure, strengthen its technological synergies and valorize its excellences, a reorganisation of project areas is started. (2008) Vem Solutions S.p.A., a design, research, development and innovation company is established.
The name of the parent company changes to Viasat Group S.p.A. (2007). The Group acquires Redco Infomobility, expert designer and provider of on-board Terminals and MultiService Telematics Platforms, as well as Fleet Management, Logistics and Security MultiDevices.
In 2004, in order to strengthen its leadership, the Group gains control of its main Italian competitor, Movitrack S.p.A. Together, they launch new initiatives in the B2B and B2A sectors, focusing on security and insurance services, as well as the first locationing, Assistance and Rescue projects at a European level.
In order to strengthen its leadership, the Group gains control of its main Italian competitor, Movitrack S.p.A. Together, they launch new initiatives in the B2B and B2A sectors, focusing on security and insurance services, as well as the first localization, Assistance and Rescue projects at a European level. The name of the parent company changes to Viasat Group S.p.A.
In 2002 the Group acquires Viasat S.p.A., a leading Italian company in Satellite Protection and Locationing Services for cars and travelers. In just a few months, thanks to an intensive restructuring activity, the company's income statement was turned from a substantial loss into an operating profit, creating the conditions for further and future acquisitions.
Exe.Fin. S.p.A. is created to optimize the management and coordination of industrial and administrative activities, and as a holding company of strategic shareholdings for core business growth.
A second plant for the production of automotive electronic modules and systems is acquired and organized.
The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born. The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born.
The company is one of the first in Italy to receive the ISO 9001 certification. The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born.
A new 6,000 square meter production facility is acquired and inaugurated in the municipality of Venaria Reale (Turin).
From the commitment and vision of Domenico Petrone, the very first electronic laboratory from which Elem S.r.l. was later founded takes shape a garage. Since its inception, Elem stands out and becomes a synonym of quality, flexibility and manufacturing excellence in the electronics sector. It keeps fulfilling the needs of important customers in the Automotive, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Security and Defence sectors.