Together, the newly-created Mandata Group employing 120 serves 2,000 customers.
In June 2018, LDC, a UK mid-market private equity investor, backed the management at Mandata to help drive forward growth plans and accelerate organic growth. Last year Mandata acquired online haulage and freight exchange Returnloads.net.
Chris Rigg, CEO of Mandata Group said: “The sector has historically been dominated by tracking and telematics solutions and TMS has been associated with large companies with big budgets, but that is changing at an incredible pace as transport operators look for scalable solutions that help them run more of their business process.”
Jonathan Ball remains managing director of Stirling and joins the Mandata Group board. He said: "I am very proud of the team that we have built at Stirling and of the products we have developed. Joining the Mandata Group gives us an opportunity to take things to the next level and achieve more than we could have done by ourselves."
Gareth Marshall, head of LDC at Newcastle, added: “UK transport, and the infrastructure that supports it, is becoming increasingly digital. The Mandata Group is well positioned to help the road haulage industry thrive in this fast-changing environment.”