Pilotfish has installed systems in more than 10,000 buses, trains and trams, and provides applications, hardware and consulting services. Its portfolio includes eco-driving, an open standard vehicle communication platform, tachograph download, automatic fault report, navigation and automatic vehicle data transfer directly into cloud-based analytics.

Pilotfish generated approximately €6m in revenue in 2018. The company has 30 employees and serves customers in Sweden, Norway, Germany and France.

Voith says the technology and domain knowledge of Pilotfish complement its activities in the mobility sector, including providing customised solutions for high-speed trains, metros, light rail vehicles, trams, locomotives and special rail vehicles.

Both sides agreed not to disclose the purchase price and key terms of the transaction.