Oct 25 2022

Escalent Acquires Rhein Associates, Secures Partnership With Work Truck Solutions to Create Unrivaled Commercial Vehicle, Fleet Research and Advisory Practice

Union creates first-ever commercial vehicle demand, supply and inventory data analytics and advisory powerhouse.

Escalent, a data analytics and advisory firm with a market-leading automotive practice, announced today it has acquired Rhein Associates and secured a partnership with Work Truck Solutions to create a commercial vehicle and fleet research and advisory practice that is unrivaled in the industry due to the combination of demand, supply, and inventory data, insights and offerings.

“The rate of change in the automotive industry is exponential, and we are committed to expanding our expertise and continuing to anticipate our clients’ needs to guide them through disruption,” said Melissa Sauter, CEO of Escalent. “These strategic moves advance our objective to deliver meaningful market insights and guidance to our clients as they navigate the rapidly transforming commercial vehicle and fleet ecosystem.”

“Combining our primary research and consulting expertise with the robust datasets from Rhein Associates and Work Truck Solutions will allow us to lead the way in commercial vehicle advisory solutions,” said Jason Mantel, managing director of Escalent’s Automotive & Mobility practice. “We’re excited to create new, combined offerings that will deliver the market insights our clients have wanted and needed but that never before existed.”

“We keep a sharp focus on the changing needs of commercial vehicle shoppers, especially given the evolution of the industry, and we work hard to develop new products, strategies and partnerships to meet those needs,” said Kathryn Schifferle, chief vision officer of Work Truck Solutions. “Partnering with Escalent is another example of how we’re continuously looking to provide even more robust data to improve the B2B shopping process.”

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