April 1st, 2016 — Helion Technologies, a leading provider of information technology (IT) solutions for auto and truck dealers, announced today that it has added the Summit Truck Group to its list of clientele. The Summit Truck Group operates 33 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Helion was retained to manage the group’s information technology (IT) infrastructure and to offer technical support to more than 1,400 Summit Truck Group employees.
“Summit Truck Group is a leader in the heavy duty truck industry, and one of its managements’ goals is to deliver the best customer experience in the industry. The group recognizes that technology can support this goal and help them to gain competitive advantage, ” said Erik Nachbahr, President of Helion Technologies. “We are thrilled to partner with Summit and to provide them with the services and support they need.”
The partnership with Summit Truck Group represents a milestone for Helion as the technology provider expands from retail automotive into the heavy-duty trucking industry. As the leading provider of managed IT services to auto and truck dealerships nationwide, Helion offers 24-hour monitoring, managing and problem resolution for dealerships’ computers, servers, and networks.
Additionally, Helion collaborates with dealerships’ carrier partners to ensure adequate and resilient Internet connectivity and phone operations to support business goals. Helion also takes care of security, patch management, data backup, recovery and more.
“Partnering with Helion allows us to focus on running our dealerships without having to worry about interruptions due to technology issues,” said Justin Fink, Chief Executive Officer of Summit Truck Group. “We chose Helion after due diligence because they offer best of breed technologies and support, as well as a thorough understanding of how technology plays an active role in our business model and strategic operations.”
Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit serves its customers with more than 1,400 employees, 475 technicians and over 475 service bays.
About Summit Holdings
Summit Holdings is a privately-held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, Summit Idealease, and Summit PacLease. The company operates 33 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Kenworth, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National, and other commercial bus brands. Commercial truck lease and rental, mobile and dedicated maintenance services are offered through 19 Idealease™ locations and 2 PacLease locations. Summit serves customers with more than 1,400 employees, 475 technicians, over 475 service bays, and over $31 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com
About Helion Technologies
Helion…Putting Your Dealership in the FAST LANE! Helion Automotive and Trucking Technologies is a leading IT solutions provider, providing auto and truck dealers with faster, more efficient networks and secure data protection. From managed services to IT assistance and service desk help, Helion offers both short-term IT fixes and long-term planning so dealers can focus on what matters most: selling more vehicles. Helion has specialized in IT for more than ten years and works with 650+ dealerships nationwide. Dealers can request a free assessment of their IT needs at http://www.heliontechnologies.com.