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"Everything begins with a dream" (Domenico Petrone)

Sailing stormy seas, having the courage to dare, dream, do, following passion, heart, instinct, the waves...
This is the extraordinary path of the Viasat Group.

2018

 Viasat Group acquires the spanish Grupo Detector

The European telematics services Company Viasat Group announces today the acquisition of 100% of the Spanish company Grupo Detector, the largest Spanish player in the sector, strengthening its presence in a geographic market which is already guarding through the subsidiary MobileFleet.

Sep 27

Viasat Group acquires 60% of the Portuguese Trackit Consulting

The European Telematics Company Viasat Group announced today the acquisition of 60% of the Portuguese TRACKiT Consulting, specialized in technological fields where the Group is present, thereby strengthening its presence in the geographical market before guarded by a technical and commercial green field.

Sep 27

Viasat Group acquires il 51% the Italian company Anthea

Viasat group acquires 51% of the Italian company Anthea and consolidates its position in the Waste Management sector. The acquisition of 51% of Anthea, a company based in Aprilia, in the province of Latina, which specializes in providing solutions for the integrated management of environmental services, completes the coverage of the entire supply chain of services designed specifically for this sector.

May 08

Vem Solutions acquires 70% of the shares of Helian

Vem Solutions acquires 70% of the shares of Helian, a company based in Abruzzo, Italy. Helian specializes in hardware and software solutions for road safety and traffic; it has created Street Control and other solutions dedicated to territorial and environmental monitoring through Wireless Sensor Networks.

Apr 10

Viasat Group acquires the French company Locster

Viasat Group announced today the acquisition of 51% of the French company Locster, a Telematics Service Provider specialized in software solutions for the fleet management market, serving 4000 customers and 25,000 connected vehicles which, in terms of technological and commercial assets, become part of the Group's already considerable customer base.

Jan 31

2017

The new Vem Solutions is born

The merger of the companies Elem and Vem Solutions, both fully controlled by the holding Viasat Group, aims to create a new global player - Vem Solutions S.p.A. - which will compete in the markets of the future, thanks to its innovative development capabilities, operational flexibility and technological synergies, which will further enhance and develop the Group's typical businesses and the new opportunities brought by the IoT, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Dec 21

Viasat Group acquires stakes in Sherlock

Viasat Group acquires 24% of the shares of Sherlock S.r.l. (a Turin-based startup offering a complete and innovative anti-theft solution, based on the real time localization of bicycles) with the aim of complleting its offer of securization-related products for the B2C market.

Jun 13

Viasat Group acquires EuroGps which becomes Viasat Technology

Viasat Group acquires the company EuroGPS, market leader in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Serbia with regard to the commercialization of electronic systems, software platforms, services and BigData which are similar to Viasat Group’s own solutions. Upon joining the Group, EuroGPS’s name becomes Viasat Technology.

May 24

Won the CFO Award

Massimo Getto, Vice President & CFO of Viasat Group, won the CFo Award 2017 (in named of Romano Guelmani). As Massimo Getto said:’transparency and completeness of financial communication without sacrificing its timeliness, our Annual Report was published in April, we implemented in a short time an international cash pooling system, able to connect all the new Group companies with great economic benefits and the speed of financial support for growth, overcoming really significant cultural, legislative and technical obstacles.’

Apr 18

Viasat Group acquires Teamind Solution

Viasat Group announces the acquisition of 60% of the shares of Teamind Solution, the aim of which is to strengthen the market offer of innovative applications and integrated satellite telematics services, capable of simplifying and optimizing the activities of road transport and logistics companies.

Feb 22

Viasat Servicios Telemáticos

The year begins with the strengthening of Viasat Servicios Telemáticos (Spanish subsidiary of the Viasat Group) in Spain. The company achieves a stronger positioning on the Spanish territory and launches a project to gain a direct presence in Latin America by acquiring a majority stake in MobileFleet.

Jan 27

2016

Viasat Group joins ETSI 

From now, VIASAT Group is officially a member of ETSI (European Telecommunication Standard Institute), the most important European standardization unit for all aspects related to communications, which today unites 857 among the main world companies in the telecommunications sector. A concrete step towards the realization of that global vision which cannot be separated from the adoption of European standards and which, as a Group, is intended to be achieved.

Nov 30

Viasat Group acquires the Belgian Emixis 

Viasat Group announces the acquisition of the majority  of the Belgian company Emixis.

Sep 08

Viasat Group acquires Datamove s.r.l. 

Viasat Group announces theconclusion of  transaction that led to the acquisition of Datamove Srl, an Italian company owner of SIUNET brand.  

Apr 29

Viasat Group acquires the Polish company CMA Monitoring

Viasat Group acquires 100% of the Polish corporation CMA Monitoring. The Polish market boasts one of the strongest business growth trends in Europe, where satellite telematics will play a leading role in the future, thanks to the strategic geographical position of Poland, which is located at the center of European trade routes.

Apr 27

Viasat Group is among the companies awarded at the Uk-Italy Business Awards

Viasat Group is among the companies awarded at the Uk-Italy Business Awards. In fact, the Group is one of the five companies in the ELITE programme - organised by Borsa Italiana - which have distinguished themselves for their international ambition.

Jan 27

2015

Viasat joins Elite

The presentation ceremony was held on November 3, 2015, at the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan, in order to illustrate the Group's international development plans.   

Nov 03

Viasat acquires Cefin Systems in Romania, which then becomes Viasat Systems

The first half of 2015 saw Viasat's internationalization project develop even further with the acquisition of 55% of Cefin Systems, also known on the market as CS Fleet. The company became part of the Group in June, under the name Viasat Systems. It is one of the leading providers of telematics solutions for the fleet market in Romania. The acquisition is the crowning of a 10-year collaboration with Viasat Group, and it lays the foundations for an ambitious development plan of insurance and security services based on telematics technologies throughout South-Eastern Europe.

Jun 30

2014

Viasat Group acquires 70% of Enigma Vehicle Systems Ltd

The acquisition of Enigma Vehicle Systems Ltd (a British company focused on the fleet management services segment of the telematics industry) allows the Group to further develop its international know-how and capabilities, with a direct presence in what are generally considered to be the three European countries of greatest interest for the diffusion of satellite technologies (Italy, the United Kingdom and Spain), as well as an indirect presence in over 20 developing countries, through distribution relationships with local operators.   

Jun 24

2013

Deloitte and Viasat: a cooperation agreement in Spain

Si rafforza la leadership del Gruppo in Italia nei settori strategici di business, ponendo le basi per un ulteriore sviluppo a livello internazionale. Viene siglato un accordo di collaborazione con Deloitte Advisory S.L., azienda spagnola di consulenza e servizi professionali, per lo sviluppo e la distribuzione delle soluzioni di telematica assicurativa per il mercato spagnolo

Oct 09

Viasat Telematics Ltd is established in Great Britain.

Jan 01

2012

Viasat Servicios Telemáticos is established in Spain

After consolidating its leadership in Italy, the group that invented satellite technologies establishes Viasat Servicios Telemàticos in Spain, as a Joint Venture with Zenithal, a company specialized in business to business solutions.

Dec 11

TSP Association is established

In relation to the legislative developments underway in Italy with regard to the regulation of the use of "black boxes" in the insurance sector, the Group is involved in an institutional role as an expert in the sector; it becomes the promoter and founder of TSP Association, the trade association that brings together the Telematics Service Providers of the country. Among other things, it sets the following objectives: to encourage research and study activities, also in collaboration with other bodies or associations; to enhance telematics and technological innovation as essential factors for the quality of life of motorists, transport economy and services.

Mar 01

2011

Domenico Petrone is awarded the "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" award.

The group participates in important institutional projects with regard to research and development, production, logistics and services. The new BluBlox® Innovation product and service technology platform is presented. The President Domenico Petrone, on 23 January 2012, is awarded the prize promoted by Ernst&Young "Entrepreneur of the Year 2011" for the Technology&Innovation category, "for successfully demonstrating, through important results achieved in 37 years of activity, that with commitment, positive approach, determination and the guidance values, building a better and more successful future is possible".

Jan 01

2010

The Group strengthens its international presence

The Group strengthens its international presence through agreements with the most important European Road Assistance Associations and Networks, as well as with new Industrial Partners. Despite the persistent recession at a worldwide level, the group manages to increase its revenues and related margins considerably.

Jan 01

2009

Oscar di Bilancio Award

Viasat Group won the Oscar di Bilancio award for small and medium-sized enterprises, organized and promoted by FERPI - Federazione Relazioni Pubbliche Italiana, under the high patronage of the president of the Italian Republic. The award is given to those companies that have been able to turn their financial statements into dynamic tools to face the challenges of the economy, demonstrating that transparency, willingness to communicate and clarity of mission are all essential conditions.

Apr 14

Acquisition of a stake in PointerTelelocationLtd

Under the patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, the Group is awarded the “Oscar di Bilancio”. The acquisition of a stake in PointerTelelocationLtd. begins, with the aim of strengthening the Group’s leadership in the sector and creating the conditions for further developments worldwide.

Jan 01

2008

Vem Solutions S.p.A is established

To rationalize the Group's structure, strengthen its technological synergies and valorize its excellences, a reorganisation of project areas is started. (2008) Vem Solutions S.p.A., a design, research, development and innovation company is established.

Jan 01

2007

Redco Infomobility is acquired

The name of the parent company changes to Viasat Group S.p.A. (2007). The Group acquires Redco Infomobility, expert designer and provider of on-board Terminals and MultiService Telematics Platforms, as well as Fleet Management, Logistics and Security MultiDevices.

Jan 01

2004

The group acquires Movitrack S.p.A.

In 2004, in order to strengthen its leadership, the Group gains control of its main Italian competitor, Movitrack S.p.A. Together, they launch new initiatives in the B2B and B2A sectors, focusing on security and insurance services, as well as the first locationing, Assistance and Rescue projects at a European level.

Jan 01

The birth of a Group

In order to strengthen its leadership, the Group gains control of its main Italian competitor, Movitrack S.p.A. Together, they launch new initiatives in the B2B and B2A sectors, focusing on security and insurance services, as well as the first localization, Assistance and Rescue projects at a European level. The name of the parent company changes to Viasat Group S.p.A.

Jan 01

2002

Acquistion of Viasat S.p.A

In 2002 the Group acquires Viasat S.p.A., a leading Italian company in Satellite Protection and Locationing Services for cars and travelers. In just a few months, thanks to an intensive restructuring activity, the company's income statement was turned from a substantial loss into an operating profit, creating the conditions for further and future acquisitions.

Jan 01

Exe.Fin. S.p.A. is created

Exe.Fin. S.p.A. is created to optimize the management and coordination of industrial and administrative activities, and as a holding company of strategic shareholdings for core business growth.

Jan 01

2000

A second production facility is inaugurated.

A second plant for the production of automotive electronic modules and systems is acquired and organized.

Jan 01

1997

Elem sets the pace with regard to innovation

The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born. The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born.

Jan 01

1992

ISO 9001 certification

The company is one of the first in Italy to receive the ISO 9001 certification. The first studies on the integration of microprocessors with GSM and Gps modules date back to the last years of the decade. The first Satellite Security Systems are born.

Jan 01

1991

The first production plant in Venaria Reale (Turin) is purchased.

A new 6,000 square meter production facility is acquired and inaugurated in the municipality of Venaria Reale (Turin).

Jan 01

1974

From 1974 to 1980 - Elem s.r.l. is created

From the commitment and vision of Domenico Petrone, the very first electronic laboratory from which Elem S.r.l. was later founded takes shape a garage. Since its inception, Elem stands out and becomes a synonym of quality, flexibility and manufacturing excellence in the electronics sector. It keeps fulfilling the needs of important customers in the Automotive, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Security and Defence sectors.

Jan 01