Our History

Since 1990 our ambition has never wavered. From humble beginnings, our vision and drive has seen us venture into new markets with confidence and stay ahead of market trends.

The cornerstone of our business is an organic growth model. We’ve complemented this with strategic acquisitions and established new partnerships to create the global business you see today.

As we grew, so did the strength of our team, who continue to expand and enhance our offering. We are immensely proud of our heritage, but this is just the start.

Here is the Radius story so far...

1990
1990: UK Fuels is founded above a hairdressers near Crewe, UK
1990: First transaction at a truckstop in Birmingham, UK
1994: BP Plus and BP Plus Bunker cards launched in the UK
1995: New joint venture with DCI in Ireland marks European expansion
1995: Fastfuel, Texaco account card and JetCard products launched in quick succession in the UK
2000: Acquisition of Danish outdoor payment terminal supplier Multiple Card Systems (MCS) marks move into Scandinavia
2000: Shell and ESSO cards launched in the UK
2004: Launch of DCB in Belgium
2006: Launch of European fuel card EDC at a key transport hub in Calais
2007: Netherlands office opened
2009: Fleetpass multi network card launched in Belgium and proves popular
2009: Portugal office opened
2010: Spanish office opened
2010: Italian office opened, continuing the expansion into mainland Europe, as a strategic partnership with Shell is established
2011: Velocity platform launched, giving customers unique access to products and services
2012: Swedish office opened continuing the expansion into Scandinavia
2013: Radius Payment Solutions was formed following a merger of over 20 European fuel card companies
2013: German office opened in Berlin as a reseller contract is signed with Esso
2014: Acquisition of Diesel Card Ireland Ltd
2014: Launched "Velos" expenses card on the Mastercard platform in the UK
2014: Creation of French company Carte Carburant Service following the opening of an office in Lille
2014: New BP partnership begins in Portugal and Spain
2015: First vehicle tracking solution launched in Europe, including integration option with fuel cards
2015: Texaco Fastfuel and account card launched in Ireland
2016: Expansion into South-East Asia with new offices in Singapore and Malaysia
2016: Acquisition of UK fleet telematics business Track You, adding over 20,000 devices
2017: Acquisition of Direct Fuels (Ireland)
2017: DKV partnership begins in France, followed by Portugal, Spain and Italy
2017: Launch of the Velocity Vehicle Check App to enable daily vehicle checks
2017: Global expansion continues as telematics sales begin in the USA
2018: UK Private Equity house, Inflexion, invests £150m
2018: Acquisition of Adam Phones Limited in the UK marks the Group's expansion into Telecoms
2018: Radius Campus, the new multi-million pound global HQ, opens in the UK
2019: Telematics product offering enhanced and 25,000 new devices added through the acquisition of plant and construction specialist Plant-i
2019: Significantly boosted Telematics presence in North America by acquiring CyntrX, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin
2019: Strategic investment in South-African based, international white-label telematics platform provider, Key Telematics
2019: Launched Atom, an innovative self-install telematics solution across Europe
2019: Acquisition of Sure-Track, bringing technology, expertise and services for the tracking and recovery of stolen vehicles
2019: Radius Insurance Solutions, a UK broker, launched and strengthened through the acquisition of The Burley Group, a motor and fleet focussed general insurance brokerage
2019: Acquisition of midlands based mobile telecoms specialist, Pure Telecoms
2019: Acquisition of London focused telecoms provider Trinity Maxwell
2019: Expansion into Australia with an office in Melbourne
2020: Radius Electric Vehicles created through investment in Netherlands headquartered electric vehicle charging provider Chargepoint Europe
2020: Further growth of the Telecoms business with the acquisition of Amelix
2020: Acquired Belfast based Connect Total Communications. With regional offices in Aberdeen and Lewes, the geographical footprint of the Telecoms division grows and Radius Connect is created as the Telecoms brand for the group
2021: Expanded telematics product range with the acquisition of USA based, vehicle tracking mobile app developer, Modus.
2021: Strengthened the existing Radius Telematics business in Australia through the acquisition of Connect Fleet, a leading fleet management provider
2021: 16,000 UK mobile connections added through acquisition of health and social care specialist, Frontier Group
2021: Investment in Tariffcom, one of the UK's leading suppliers of technology and pricing analysis services to the Telecoms industry
2021: Acquisition of Belfast based provider of connectivity and hosted VOIP and mobile services, Rainbow Communications
2021: Expansion of Telecoms into the Republic of Ireland, acquiring Telcom, a Dublin head-quartered provider of connectivity services
2021: Acquisition of UK motor retail broker, Milestone Insurance and wholesale insurance broker, Signature Underwriting
2021: Expansion of Radius Telematics Asset Tracking products and services through the acquisition of CanTrack Global
2021: Radius Vehicle Solutions created through the acquisition of Global Go, providing flexible vehicle rental and leasing for commercial vehicles
2021: Deepened complex camera expertise through the acquisition of telematics provider VUE Group
2022: Established telecoms presence in Germany through acquisition of Municall
2022: Acquired AirTelecom, adding 11,000 connections and a Birmingham base, completing UK Telecoms expansion
2022: Established insurance presence in Ireland through acquisition of Keystone Insurance, based in Dundalk