Openmatics s.r.o. was founded in 2010 as a subsidiary of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a global player in driveline and chassis technology. Its goal was to develop and operate a flexible, open telematics platform for automotive applications, which is independent from vehicle and component suppliers—recognizing that the fragmented telematics market was not meeting today’s fleet management needs. Openmatics provides a rich product portfolio, and customers can extend the platform, as required, to meet their needs. Partners and third-parties can develop their own applications using the Openmatics’ software development kit and can sell them via the Openmatics app shop.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is a global player in driveline and chassis technology. With 121 production companies and 650 service partners in 26 countries, ZF is among the top 10 largest automotive suppliers worldwide. Founded in 1915 to develop and produce transmissions for airships and vehicles, the group’s product offerings now include transmissions and steering systems as well as chassis components and complete axle systems and modules.
“Our primary challenge was to start up a new type of business from scratch—building the team and setting up the technical environment to develop, test, and successfully run the solution. Therefore, choosing an open platform and app concept was key to the success of our Openmatics solution,” said Gero Strobel, head of development, Openmatics s.r.o.
“Our mother company, ZF, has had excellent experience with Oracle technology, and we were looking for a strong technology partner to support our ambitious go-to-market plans. Furthermore, Oracle has one of the best databases for mission-critical commercial applications of the industry. That’s why we chose Oracle,” Strobel said.