GPN’s Strategic Alliance Partners
CFA – Corporate Finance Associates
Corporate Finance Associates is an investment banking services firm, with offices across North America and partner offices in Europe, Asia, and Brazil providing middle-market companies with a wide range of financial advisory services and access to capital resources. CFA’s Memphis, TN office focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the transportation sector and maintains relationships with more than 1,500 private equity groups. More information is available at www.cfaw.com
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit www.allisontransmission.com
Dafo is a market leader in extinguishing systems for vehicles and we have been supplying fire safety solutions to the market since 1919. Dafo offers a number of system types, approved in terms of both extinguishing agent and function. With the help of our expertise to plan and install our vehicle fire suppression system in your bus, you’ll ensure an effective protection for your passengers and assets.
Engines, hydraulics, fuel and electrical installations pose the greatest fire risks on buses. These fires often take hold very quickly and leave little time for evacuating the bus. Fires in the engine bay are also hard to access with a handheld fire extinguisher.
Dafo has been supplying extinguishing systems to bus manufacturers for more than 15 years. Many of the world’s leading bus manufacturers install Dafo bus systems on the assembly line.
Our systems are adapted to suit manufacturers and bus owner requirements for fast, reasonable installation and easy maintenance, providing outstanding reliability under demanding conditions.
FIRST TRAVEL SOLUTIONS
FirstGroup plc is one of the leading multi-national transport providers in the World, with over 117,000 employees worldwide, four rail franchises and a substantial North American presence. In the UK alone we carry around two and a half million bus passengers a day.
First Travel Solutions (FTS) is a stand-alone business within the Group. Whilst the business was created to provide road transport for rail replacement operations, it has more recently used the structure and scale of the business to offer a similar managed transport product to clients in the MICE, Events, Festivals and corporate travel sectors.
FTS is not just a broker. We plan and manage transport with much of our emphasis being on pre-event planning, scheduling, risk assessment, procurement and then’ on the ground ‘management.
We also work with carefully selected partners to provide advice and assistance with crowd management and security, traffic management and site planning.
FTS is fully certified to ISO standards- 9001 (Quality Management);
14001 (Environmental Management, and 18001 (Health and Safety Management Standards)
More information can be found on our website.
Busradar24.de is an innovative service platform for bus tourism. We offer real-time solutions for emergency situations, such as the short-term breakdown of the vehicle or the breakdown of personnel. It is a B2B platform for companies of bus tourism that brings together offering and seeking companies and individuals. It also serves to improve capacity utilization through the mutual use of empty runs and dormant buses. Capacities available in the medium term can also be presented in the system. Other features of the platform are a tracking module, the representation of points of interest, such as service areas, car stations, workshops, with related informations. Via interfaces, software solutions for scheduling and fleet management systems can be connected to our system so that updates can be made automatically. BUSRADAR24 is available in an integrated desktop, IOS and Android solution.
OK is a co-operative energy company. A business where customers can become members, and members are owners. A business that shares profit with its members.
Since our establishment in 1913 our standard for success has been based on a commitment to deliver the highest quality of energy, fuel and service at fair prices.
We have grown into a leading supplier of transport fuel, with one of the strongest brand names in Denmark.
We operate 70 + Truck Diesel stations and three biogas fuel points in Denmark and our continuous commitment to innovation and customer service has put us among today’s market leaders when it comes to card safety, hot line services and on-line fleet tracking and monitoring.
Our retail business comprises a nationwide chain of 670 local gas stations featuring state of the art card payments solutions such as touch-and-go as well as payment by smart phone.
YOU DRIVE – WE CARE is DKV
DKV Euro Service is the market leader providing cash-free service and route to the transport business on the European motorways and traffic roads.
With the DKV CARD, our solution for fuel and many supplementary services, we offer you a wide spectrum of products for your daily business and optimization and control of your fleet.
We provide cost-effective fueling, and help you in maintaining mobility and working more efficiently.
With more than 60,000 acceptance points in 42 European countries, DKV Euro Service offers you the largest supply network in the industry.
DKV Euro Service is part of DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group, with almost 900 employees throughout Europe.
Our purpose is to make sure your passengers won’t miss a word on their trip. With our devices the tour guides voice will be transmitted wireless onto the passengers earphone. This way they will get all the information when going on a guided sightseeing tour, visiting a museum or places where the tour guide isn’t allowed to talk loudly.
With more than 20 years of experience our goal is to intensify communication to make your guest’s experience even more exceptional.
Since 2012 Passengera provides Infotainment solutions for transport operators that build new channels of relationship between operator and passengers, open new revenue streams and new opportunities for Connected Vehicle solutions, with its innovative on board software platform. We focus on getting more out of using on-board Wi-Fi and provide more information about Passengers, their needs and behavior. Passengera could provide its Infotainment platform for monthly fee including hardware, software, content, advertisement and support. We can also develop tailor-made Infotainment solutions based on custom needs. Passengera server provides complete solution for Wi-Fi, internet connectivity, Infotainment and integration with another services like CCTV, CanBus, etc.
UNVI is a European bus and coach manufacturer active in several bus and coach segments such as Minibuses, Medium Size Coaches and Double Deckers buses for city and intercity operations. Unvi is also the worldwide leader for open top buses from minibuses and medium size coaches up to open top double deckers. 80% of our buses and coaches are exported worldwide. Our engineering, production and quality processes have been recognized as excellent by some of the major chassis makers such as Mercedes Benz or MAN Truck and Bus.
Idrive provides in-vehicle camera systems for fleets. Idrive provides multiple solutions like Video Event Recorders, Continuous Recording Surveillance, Fleet Management Software and/or live GPS tracking all with one system to better manage fleets. The all new Idrive X2 is a dual lens video event recorder with Idrive’s all new VisualTelematics® combining live GPS Tracking with 5 second live video ability and simultaneous continuous recording. The X2 reduces accidents by 50%, saving your company money. The Idrive D4 is a 4 camera continuous recording mobile DVR unit equipped with a 250GB Solid State Hard Drive. Both the X2 and D4 run together under the same infrastructure. All data is owned by the customer and can be accessed at any time once downloaded to the dedicated Idrive Base Station at your location. For more information visit www.idriveglobal.com or call us today for an online demo of our products.
RebelRoam is the Internet Service Provider for the Transportation Industry.
For the coach operators we are offering a passenger Wi-Fi solution as a service. It includes both, the plug and play hardware as well as worldwide unlimited 4G/LTE internet connectivity at an attractive price point.
Our goal is to make it easy for coach operators to meet the expectations of their main revenue source, the passengers – be it in your home country or on a cross-border journey.
It is now simpler than ever to provide Wi-Fi to your passengers at your own terms: is it free, paid or a combination of both; is it web based login, printed voucher or SMS code – we provide it all from a single cloud portal as a fully managed service, including the all-inclusive technical support.
For further information visit www.rebelroam.com or call us +3725103885
TAG MY BUS
TAGMYBUS.COM: COACH BRANDING MADE EASY
TagMyBus.com is a company which meets the demands of coach companies and their customers. TagMyBus.com equips coaches with the universal TagMyBus system, which enables placement of signs with a logo or text on both sides of the coach. By using the Tagmybus.com system you can offer your customers a professional marketing tool, which will increases their brand awareness. TagMyBus.com has recently expanded its range with several products that provide solutions to problems that coach companies are facing on a daily basis. Examples are the sanitary package (standard or custom made), fragrant sticks, refreshing towels and card holders.
Continental ranks among the top 5 automotive suppliers worldwide and currently has approximately 200,000 employees in 53 countries. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers has Continental currently 24 tire production and development locations worldwide. The business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires has developed from a mere tire manufacturer to a solution provider, currently offering services and solutions such as the Conti360° Fleet Services™, ContiLifeCycle™, ContiPressureCheck™ , which help our customers to optimize their business.
Scania is a global company with a sales and service organisation with approximately 42 000 employees in more than 100 countries. Scania offers a wide range of coach products and services in many markets including service contracts, driver training and coaching, fleet management services, on board entertainment systems, sustainable solutions (wide range of biofuels and gaz) and financial services
The vehicle manufacturer LAU developed a unique trailer which matured over the past 17 years and is now the BIKELINER. It is the perfect trailer for the professional transport for all types of bikes, i.e. racing bikes, e-bikes, mountain bikes. The loading of bicycles and electric bicycles has never been so easy, safe and fast. Each trailer customized and made in Germany, located in the south of Bavaria.
Indcar was founded in 1888 for the manufacture of passenger carriages and stagecoaches in Arbúcies, Girona, where it continues producing vehicles that lead the market. Indcar is specialized in the manufacture of minibus bodies for passengers and vans adaptations, following the guidelines of quality, safety, and comfort required by the market. Our focus on innovation make our products be up to the demands of our customers.
Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest tire supplier provides leading products and innovations to the tour/travel bus operator sector. We provide best in class products and services.
The Bridgestone Group’s mission is based on the words of its founder: “Serving Society with Superior Quality.
The specific WiFi solution for coaches which can be fully managed remotely from its web management platform. This solution, true market leader, will provide your customers access to high quality, multi-country internet access, with web navigation at full speed for all simultaneously-connected passengers .
DAF Components is a leading independent supplier of components such as engines, axles and cabs. These are supplied to manufacturers of buses, coaches, off road vehicles and special vehicles for agricultural and industry all over the world. DAF components is part of DAF Trucks, one of the most successful truck manufacturers in Europe. The key to success: first-class products, backed by the right services and an extensive service network.
TomTom Telematics is a Business Unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management and vehicle telematics. Our WEBFLEET platform is a Software-as-a-Service solution. We’re recognised as the largest Telematics provider in the European market. We service drivers in more than 60 countries, giving them the industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific 3rd party applications and integrations.
For the Passenger Transport we offer solutions to:
- improve safety and reduce costs by monitoring driver behavior
- optimize efficiency through bespoke reporting on mileage and working hours
- stay compliant with remote tachograph downloads and remaining driving times
- offer real time position information and most accurate estimated time of arrival (ETA)
VDL BUS & COACH
VDL Bus & Coach offers an extensive product range of coaches, public transport buses, mini and midi buses and chassis modules. The vehicles are developed and produced in the Netherlands and Belgium. As a dynamic company that is in a constant state of development it is our mission to transport people comfortably and efficiently, thereby providing certainty in rapidly changing times.
Since the amalgamation of Mercedes-Benz and Setra in 1995 under EvoBus, they have become the leading full-line supplier on the European bus and coach market and are also present on the global market. Mercedes-Benz invented the coach and has more than 100 years of experience in the bus and coach industry. Along with Setra, also a brand with tradition, both are well-known as pioneers in the bus and coach business. With these two brands, we – integrated into the Daimler Group – offer our worldwide customers a unique, wide-ranging product portfolio.
Van Hool manufactures 1400 buses & coaches, and as many as 4000 vehicles annually of which 80% are exported worldwide. It’s a major bus manufacturer in Europe, offering a complete range of buses for public transport for international markets. For over 65 years, they have a reputation for designing and building high quality, state-of-the-art, customized products.
Nokian Tyres is the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer. It promotes and facilitates safe driving in demanding conditions. We are the only tyre manufacturer to focus on products for demanding conditions and customer requirements. Innovative tyres for passenger cars, trucks, and heavy machinery are mainly marketed in areas with snow, forests and challenging driving conditions caused by varying seasons. Nokian Tyres group includes the Vianor tyre retail chain with wholesale and retail business in Nokian Tyres’ primary markets.
EUROPART is the leading European trading company for spare parts and accessories for all classes of commercial vehicles and buses. The range is rounded off with spare parts for cars. Alongside vehicle parts, we also offer our customers a wide range of consumables for everyday work in vehicle garages, haulier and industrial companies: summarised in the range for workshop supplies.
SmartMove, a joint initiative of the IRU & Busworld, is an international awareness campaign that aims to double the use of buses and coaches worldwide. The SmartMove campaign focuses on educating the public, the media, & politicians on the benefits of this environmentally friendly, socially inclusive, affordable, and easy-to-use mode of transportation. SmartMove partners include leading industry organizations, motor coach manufacturers & operators, & media.