Smarter Technologies Group Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with KPMG 11/07/2024 | Chamois Consulting

Today, Smarter Technologies Group (STG) and KPMG UK (“KPMG”) have signed a strategic alliance agreement that will enable clients to uncover new business opportunities through one of the leading asset tracking and condition monitoring technologies on the market.

KPMG will have exclusive access among the big four accountancy firms in the UK to Smarter Technologies’ real-time asset tracking, monitoring, and recovery capabilities. Through this new alliance, KPMG and STG will collaborate to capture, host, and analyse real-time big data from STG’s proprietary Orion IoT network and sensors primary data. This will provide operators and managers with on-going and up-to-the-minute data from their business.

The evidence-based insight gained will inform strategic and tactical decisions and unlock cost reduction and performance improvement opportunities not previously possible. For example, an operations manager could predict where equipment is going to be unavailable faster than ever before, to eliminate any impact on the customer.

Ian West, Head of Alliances, KPMG UK, commented, “STG’s Orion IoT network allows us to identify a host of new ways to transform our clients’ operations. We can now make data-based decisions with conviction, where in the past a lack of good quality data often held our customers back from making advances and exploring new business lines.”

Mark Read, Chief Executive at Smarter Technologies, said, “This is an important agreement for us. We’ve been working with KPMG for some time, on a range of fascinating projects where our respective expertise has made a real difference and highlighted significant savings for Defence. With this agreement in place, we can explore more opportunities to bring this expertise to bear, enabled by big data from our Orion IoT network and sensors.”

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Gareth Baker - Director PR & Media | Chamois -  +44 (0) 7798 682644 -

Lizzy Chesters – Media Relations Manager | KPMG UK - +44 (0) 7732 400269 -

About Smarter Technologies Group

The Smarter Technologies Group of Companies bring together market-leading expertise in hardware, software, data and communications. The Group’s intelligence-led systems and platforms digitally transform clients’ organisations, enabling them to track, monitor, control and manage their mission-critical and high-value assets across the globe in real time.

Orion is the secure data network at the heart of Smarter Technologies’ IoT capabilities. It provides SIM-free, wireless, 2-way data communication to support complex logistics and supply chain management, and a full range of Smart Building solutions. Our experienced team has implemented hundreds of systems over 20 years and deliver high quality data services to ISO27001 standards, aligned to NCSC guidelines, in compliance with Government Digital Services (GDS) Technology Code of Practice and with full CHECK Green certification. We use accredited UK cloud servers to host our data.


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, operates from 20 offices across the UK with approximately 18,000 partners and staff. The UK firm recorded a revenue of £2.96 billion in the year ended 30 September 2023.

KPMG is a global organisation of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Legal, Tax and Advisory services. It operates in 143 countries and territories with more than 273,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee. KPMG International Limited and its related entities do not provide services to clients.

About Chamois Consulting Ltd

Chamois Consulting Ltd is a full-service B2B and B2C marketing and communications consultancy based in southwest UK with a wide-ranging, cross-sector portfolio of clients on account. Our team operates across a broad spectrum of sectors including engineering, defence, energy, automotive, motorsport, marine & leisure. We work together with our clients to define and deliver a marketing and PR strategy in order to help them achieve their aims, win business and grow. Our services are comprehensive yet flexible and range from ad-hoc advice to fully out-sourced service provision contracts. We are proud of our ability to integrate with and work alongside in-house teams to augment and enhance the results. We recognise that every activity, large or small, has a budget and we shape our work to meet the client’s needs, within budget, in order to maximise the return on investment.

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