These fleets are growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5 percent, from an estimated 4.2 million vehicles at the end of 2015. (
The penetration rate in the total population of non-privately owned commercial vehicles is estimated to increase from 16.7 percent in 2015 to 27.1 percent in 2020.
The Russian market accounts for a significant share of the region’s total installed base and is forecasted to grow from 1.9 million vehicles at the end of 2015 to 3.4 million units by 2020.
The top-10 providers of fleet management solutions for commercial vehicles across Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe together have an installed base of over 2.0 million active units today. Top providers include Gurtam (more than 500,000 vehicles), Arvento Mobile Systems, TechnoKom, Mobiliz, Navigator Group, NIS, SCOUT and Omnicomm, all having at least 100,000 active units in the region.
The fleet management markets in Eastern Europe and the CIS are expected to follow the developments seen in Western Europe.
“Eastern Europe is already tracing the most developed European markets closely in terms of system functionality and service models”, said Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.
The major Russian solution providers have historically mainly served large corporations with standalone software systems which are paid upfront and hosted in-house, whereas subscription services traditionally have been adopted primarily by SMBs.
“Cloud services based on monthly service fees have however now become a greater focus also for major enterprise fleets on the Russian market and the domestic solution providers are increasingly pushing for a transition towards SaaS-based models”, said Mr. Andersson.
Andersson also added that there is similarly a gradual shift in customer requirements in terms of fleet management functionality to increasingly align with features demanded in mature markets such as time- and money-saving automation tools and integration of eco-driving components.