Groupe ZeKat, specialized in the fields of mechatronics and digital technology, announces the acquisition of ffly4u, European leader in embedded intelligence on geolocation devices, particularly positioned in connected cable drums. Groupe ZeKat is thus successfully pursuing its growth ambitions and participating in the consolidation of an ecosystem of expert players in the IoT.
For several years, ffly4u, a Toulouse Tech start-up founded in 2015, has made a name for itself in the European IoT market landscape, by providing innovative localization solutions based on Sigfox and LoRa technologies, dedicated to reusable mobile assets on industrial and construction sites. The ffly4u innovation was based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies embedded in a low energy consumption box (4 to 6 years of autonomy). Their “Edge AI Low Power®” solution made it possible to finely identify the different life phases of an industrial device, ensuring the creation of specific data with very high added value.
Today, ffly4u integrates Groupe ZeKat and becomes fly4u. Through this strategic acquisition, Groupe ZeKat is strengthening its Digital Pole and consolidating its position as a benchmark in the IoT market. The group therefore intends to respond more broadly to business issues, and provide its customers and future customers with powerful and innovative solutions. In addition, the acquisition of fly4u allows Groupe ZeKat to integrate the European panorama of trusted AI start-ups, and to increase its visibility, share its experience and find solutions with potential partners.
Finally, fly4u solutions also enrich Groupe ZeKat’s new IoL (Internet of Logistics) offer. By relying on on-board information on handling supports, goods and more generally on logistical means (dumpsters, trailers, containers, etc.), they guarantee the monitoring of mobile assets throughout the supply chain, from production sites and warehouses to the final delivery point. With permanent monitoring at the service of all players in the ecosystem, Groupe ZeKat offers a set of IoT services that create business value in the supply chain and logistics, and provide valuable information. added for manufacturers and their customers.