Uptake partners with PositiveEdge to offer predictive analytics to India’s heavy industry

Leveraging its Industrial AI expertise, Uptake enters the Indian market for the first time, offering advanced analytics to the trucking, wind energy, and rail sectors.

CHICAGO, IL — August 25, 2020 — Uptake has announced that it is working with PositiveEdge as it enters the Indian market for the first time. PositiveEdge is a well-established distributor of Artificial Intelligence enabled cloud solutions in the Indian market, helping industrial companies adopt advanced technologies, making them an ideal partner for Uptake. The partnership will join Uptake’s predictive analytics solutions with PositiveEdge’s ability to equip Indian-based operators with streamlined workflows, optimizing asset health and maintenance.

“Our India-based customers in energy, rail, and trucking are unlocking actionable insights hidden in the flow of their available work order data. Uptake’s optimized maintenance strategies and predictive analytics have the ability to transform the productivity of Indian industry without adding more machines, vehicles, or assets to their operations,” shared Shivendra Singh Sainger, CEO of PositiveEdge. “In the Indian trucking industry alone, 25-30% of trucks at any time are idle because of inadequate insights related with health and maintenance of vehicles. Wasted fuel costs, idle assets, and underutilized data are chronic problems of underperformance not only with fleet operators but with state road transport corporations too. Across all heavy industries, Uptake’s proactive recommendations and insights mitigate these problems and empowers operators to do more with the same number of assets.”

As one of the fastest-growing markets for Uptake’s technology, India is fundamental to supporting the optimization of asset maintenance globally across industries.

Brad Keywell, Founder & CEO of Uptake

As Indian industry moves forward and looks toward AI as a way to digitally transform, operators need advanced analytics to drive efficiency, productivity of assets, environmental sustainability, and safety. Indian industry is slated for prodigious growth in the near future that will require tracking increasing varieties and numbers of assets under management, including trucking which grew at 13.3% CAGR to $160 billion in 2019 and rail, valued at $26.2 billion in 2019 and expected to triple in freight traffic to 3.3 billion tones by 2030. To date, the Indian market lacks a configurable industrial platform that detects, identifies, and prevents asset failures while optimizing maintenance strategy and supply chain.

“We’re excited to work with PositiveEdge and leverage their deep expertise and experience in implementing digital solutions for customers across India that boost productivity and sustainability standards,” said Brad Keywell, Founder & CEO of Uptake. “As one of the fastest-growing markets for Uptake’s technology, India is fundamental to supporting the optimization of asset maintenance globally across industries.”

PositiveEdge, which helps customers implement digital transformation solutions from cloud software companies like Microsoft, Zendesk, Automation Anywhere and Salesforce, unifies maintenance processes its customers need. With Uptake’s industrial predictive maintenance, PositiveEdge adds an innovative advanced analytics solution to its portfolio of configurable software solutions throughout India and to the additional markets of the Middle East it already serves.

Over the course of its six-year history, Uptake has improved operational efficiency by enabling operators to move beyond pre-scheduled time and mileage-based maintenance to predictive maintenance. Providing industry-specific maintenance recommendations and insights based on real-time and historical asset data, industrial companies across trucking, mining, rail, wind, and grid energy systems, have been able to act, saving time and money.

Uptake’s partnership with PositiveEdge comes as it expands globally to provide advanced analytics solutions within integrated workflow software to diverse industrial customers, including the US Marines and Berkshire Hathaway Energy & MidAmerican Energy Company.

Uptake is the intelligence system for industrial assets. Providing an AI-driven asset management solution that bridges the gap between industrial assets and front-line workers, Uptake gives all departments—including maintenance, operations, finance, and sales—a single, shared view of every asset in an operation. With the power of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), Uptake helps customers monitor and increase the availability of assets, improve asset reliability, and streamline operations. Recognized for leadership in industrial IoT (IIoT) by the World Economic Forum, CNBC and Forbes, Uptake is headquartered in Chicago with presence in Canada, South America, and Australia. To stay up-to-date on what we’re doing, visit us at www.uptake.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

PostiveEdge has cemented its position as a trusted digital partner for its clients spread across the globe, since 2007. Industry experts at PositiveEdge help their customers implement a data-first strategy, take advantage of real-time information, augment with third party sources and integrate with advanced technologies, such as industrial IOT, automation and artificial intelligence. PositiveEdge is focused on business technology, innovation and value creation for its clients and help them reduce cost and risk, achieve compliance, accelerate speed to market and create new revenue streams.


Morgan Scott, Director of Communications
morgan.scott@uptake.com; (312) 465-6345

Murugan S, Head of PR & Communication
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