From NIBC to Corcra to Cubo – One of Ireland’s leading telematics and communication providers is celebrating 20 years in business with a new name and brand identity to reflect significant growth in business across the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom including a £ 500,000 contract with DCC Retail & Oil.
Antrim based Cubo, formerly known as Northern Ireland Business Communications (NIBC), and Corcra has also announced plans to increase its workforce by 40 per cent over the next 12 months with the creation of 10 new jobs. The company first started selling corporate mobile phone solutions operating from an office in a farm in Glenwherry, Ballymena. They responded to increased customer demand for SIM cards for tracking devices which lead them 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 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 the Northern Ireland market and following significant growth in the Republic and GB, it now accounts for 70 per cent of the customer base. The company 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, Cubo delivers The Greener HGV Program as part of the Irish Government’s Project Ireland 2040 – they recently secured a £ 500,000 contract with DCC Retail & Oil (which includes Jones Oil, Emo Oil and Campus Oil.)
Commenting on the milestone 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 maximize the opportunities available, and support our ambitious plans for growth, we recognized 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.
Cubo was created to reposition the company as a one-stop-shop for telematics and communication solutions. We are confident that the new, modern and clear identity will appeal to a much wider and tech-savvy audience, and whilst competition exists for individual solutions, no other company offers this same level of integration. Our customers have access to their information in one place due to our in-house development and strategic partnerships – we bring it all together. ”
Conor Patton, Sales Director of Cubo added: “We have experienced a 23 per cent increase in connected devices over the last two years, which is impressive when you consider the pressure businesses have been under due to Covid, Brexit and lorry driver shortages and we are proud to have helped our customers through this very challenging time. Not only enabling them to continue to efficiently communicate with their colleagues, customers and suppliers – but also giving them the tools at their fingertips to ensure they remain compliant, whilst protecting their most valuable assets – their staff, fleet and loads.
It’s an exciting time for Cubo, for both our employees and our customers. We have ambitious plans for further growth in the months ahead and as part of this we will be creating 10 new jobs right across the business in Technical and Service Delivery, Customer Experience, Finance and Sales and Marketing. ”