The Board of Directors of Pilotfish Networks AB, one of Europe’s leading providers of cloud-based system solutions for public transport, has appointed Magnus Andersson as the new CEO of the company. The German principal owner, the global technology company Voith, and Pilotfish jointly decided the change in management to support the planned expansion of the company. As a consequence, former CEO Tomas Gabinus is stepping down from day-to-day operations.
Magnus Andersson most recently served as CEO of Metrum and has extensive experience in senior positions in international technology companies with a focus on expansion. He is taking up the position with immediate effect and succeeds Tomas Gabinus, who, after 16 prosperous years, will be relinquishing his operational responsibility in the company. “I am pleased to present Magnus Andersson as the new CEO. We consider Magnus to have the experience and expertise we need to even more clearly demonstrate our leading position in the market. He is a competent leader with good business acumen, and he can provide the right conditions to strengthen Pilotfish’s position in a growing market. At the same time, I would like to thank Tomas Gabinus, who, during his 16 years with us, has helped build the company into what it is today, says Benedikt Hofmann, CTO of Voith Digital Ventures.”
With Voith as owner, Pilotfish has a complete global organisation with sales channels and worldwide technical support. On this basis, Pilotfish will now put its strategic expansion plan into action, where the focus will be on further developing existing customers, entering new markets, and evolving the product range. The goal of Voith’s majority holding in Pilotfish is to tap this potential. The Swedish supplier based in Gothenburg has developed an on-board platform for digitizing buses, trains and trams through a cloud connection which is based on the open standard ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport). This enables the numerous Pilotfish applications, such as the fuel-saving app Fuel Economy, the tachograph download or automatic fault reporting, to be supplemented by further apps provided by specialized third-party suppliers. “The platform allows operators to make their IT systems more open and future-proof,” explains Magnus Anderson. In addition, the return on investment is quickly achieved simply because of the Fuel Economy application. “The system already pays for itself through fuel savings of up to 10% in the first year,” stresses Magnus.
For the past seven years, Magnus Andersson has served as the CEO of Metrum Sweden AB, a company in the electronics and IT industry, where he oversaw international growth and implemented changes with great success and customer satisfaction. He is also highly experienced at leading innovative product and service development centred on customers. Magnus’ career has revolved around IT solutions and technology, and he has worked on large and complex IT rollouts across the world for many years. “I’m really looking forward to leading Pilotfish, which – with its numerous customers and talented employees – has assumed a leading position in terms of cloud-based applications for public transport. The digitization of the transport sector has only just begun and Pilotfish, owing to its solid experience, will retain its leading position and continue to play an important role in this development, says Magnus Andersson.”
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Magnus Andersson, CEO Pilotfish Networks AB
Phone no.: +46 70 777 8538
Pilotfish is an innovative, environmentally conscious and rapidly growing Swedish company with a focus on improving public transport operations. The company is leading the industry’s transition from proprietary provider-locked systems to an ecosystem where standardised interfaces and modular system providers are the norm. Pilotfish provides an open, cloud-based platform for vehicle communication and fleet management applications. The technology is based on standards and IT architecture from the organisation ITxPT (Information Technology for Public Transport), and integrates both standard and older non-standard systems. The company has applications on board more than 10,000 buses, trains and trams, with some of Europe’s largest bus operators as customers. Pilotfish’s vision is to improve public transport so that it becomes the obvious choice for travellers.
About the Voith Group
The Voith Group is a global technology company. With its broad portfolio of systems, products, services and digital applications, Voith sets standards in the markets of energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, the company today has more than 19,000 employees, sales of € 4.3 billion and locations in over 60 countries worldwide and is thus one of the larger family-owned companies in Europe. The Group Division Voith Digital Ventures bundles the Voith Group’s long standing automation and IT expertise with the deep know-how in the fields of hydropower, paper machines and drive engineering. As an incubator, this Group Division is pushing for the development of new digital products and services. For decisively shaping the digitalization of mechanical and plant engineering, Voith is driving the industrial Internet of things (IoT) forward. The Group Division plays a central role in digital innovations and applications for new markets as well as the development and responsibility for existing and new digital venture activities.