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Telematics company Cubo to create 10 jobs after rebrand

Cubo's financial director Declan McArdle and marketing manager Elizabeth Vuagniaux with client David Burnett (commercial manager of Hannon Transport) and Cubo's sales director Conor Patton

TELEMATICS and communication provider Cubo is celebrating 20 years in business with a new name and brand identity to reflect a significant growth in business across the Republic of Ireland and UK, including a £500,000 contract with DCC Retail & Oil.

Formerly known as Northern Ireland Business Communications (NIBC), Cubo has also announced plans to increase its workforce by 40 per cent over the next 12 months with the creation of 10 additional jobs.

The company first started selling corporate mobile phone solutions operating from an office in a farm in Glenwherry outside Ballymena.

It responded to increased customer demand for SIM cards for tracking devices which led it to research the market and identify a gap that existed for an affordable and innovative web-based tracking solution to help customers manage their fleets with ease.

Today the company (www.wearecubo.com) offers an extensive range of solutions including telematics, telecommunications, cameras, and compliance and prides itself on bringing these solutions together in one platform and two decades later, the company continues to place its customers at the heart of what they do.

Five years ago, only 25 per cent of Cubo's customer base was from outside Northern Ireland, but following significant growth in ROI and GB, it now accounts for 70 per cent of the customer base.

Cubo has continued to win large contracts, most recently with FreshLinc, a leading service provider throughout the UK and Europe to retailers, food manufacturers, growers and importers.

In Ireland, it delivers the Greener HGV Programme as part of the Irish Government's Project Ireland 2040, and recently secured a £500,000 contract with DCC Retail & Oil (which includes Jones Oil, Emo Oil and Campus Oil.)

Elizabeth Vuagniaux, marketing manager of Cubo, said: “We've been operating across Northern Ireland for two decades and have developed a stellar reputation and loyal and growing customer base.

“In recent years we have massively increased our client base across the ROI and UK and to maximise the opportunities available, and support our ambitious plans for growth, we recognised that it was the right time for change.

“We had a clear vision for our brand, one that could take us into the future, allow us to strengthen our market presence and reflect our success."

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