Bliksund and Moditech join forces to deliver digital tools to emergency services internationally
In a move to expand the delivery of digital tools to emergency services, the Nordic software company Bliksund has acquired Moditech, a leading innovator in interactive vehicle rescue solutions. This strategic move complements Bliksund's current portfolio and meets a crucial requirement for emergency services worldwide.
Bliksund, a Nordic leading supplier of digital tools for emergency services, is excited to announce its acquisition of the Dutch firm Moditech (Moditech Rescue Solutions B.V.). Founded in 2003, Moditech has established itself with its advanced Crash Recovery Solutions. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering provides emergency responders with easy access to extensive vehicle safety information directly at the scene of an accident. With over 2,000 organisations across more than 30 countries placing their trust in this platform, it now has 14,000 active users, including first responders, rescue personnel, and vehicle recovery services.
As a fast-growing provider of digital tools for emergency services internationally, Bliksund, has taken a leading position within emergency services. Over the past few years, the company has strategically acquired Nordic businesses offering complementary solutions, shifting its focus from prehospital care to coverage of all emergency services. With over 200 fire and rescue services in the Nordics leveraging Bliksund's solutions, the company sees opportunities for extending its influence within the international emergency services sector.
“I am delighted to welcome the Moditech team to the Bliksund family. They bring profound knowledge and talent. Our ongoing efforts to enhance our suite of digital tools align with the addition of crash recovery solutions to our portfolio. This strategic acquisition not only promises an improved and secure work environment for emergency personnel but also strengthens our international standing.” – Janne T. Morstøl, CEO at Bliksund
A globally recognised standard in the industry
Modern vehicles incorporate high-strength steel, additional reinforcements, and a multitude of safety restraint systems that significantly enhance protection in the event of a crash. These safety features have contributed to a substantial increase in survival rates. At the same time, these improvements also introduce new challenges for emergency services responding to the incident and extracting occupants trapped in the vehicle. To address these challenges, Moditech developed a solution delivering tailored information to rescue personnel, ensuring an efficient and secure extrication process.
As the inventor of the interactive rescue sheet concept, Moditech has become a long-term, trusted partner and is acknowledged by all major car manufacturers as an industry expert. The Moditech Rescue Sheets have evolved into ISO17840, becoming a globally recognised standard in the industry.
“In our search for a partner to accelerate our expansion, we found the ideal partner in Bliksund. Their strong presence in the Nordics, global growth aspirations, deep knowledge of emergency services software, and culture of support align seamlessly with our goals. We look forward to joining forces providing control, insight, and common situational awareness to emergency services.” – Jan Mooij, CEO at Moditech
Wide range of digital tools
Joining forces, the company will provide emergency services with digital tools creating better situational awareness and control of all resources and processes. The unique platform offers customised functionality and live streaming, providing emergency services with the necessary tools and resources to operate efficiently. The solutions allow to monitor and efficiently manage resources and optimise operational practices. Detailed insights and a structured way to handle competence and drills guarantee that team members are performing at their best and are fully prepared to respond to emergencies. Proper inventory management and control of equipment and materials will also ensure that all assets are accounted for and that they are being used appropriately.
In addition, Bliksund is the national provider of electronic patient care record (ePCR) solution for the ambulance service in the whole of Norway. The solution includes an app for ambulance services and a real-time live view board for the emergency room providing updated patient status throughout the emergency care chain. The solution secures accurate and complete recording of patient information, effective flow of communication, and improved patient care and safety.
The joint solutions are provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms that are accessible on all mobile platforms and seamlessly integrate with other software tools in the emergency chain, such as computer-aided dispatch systems. Developed in close collaboration with emergency professionals, the solutions serve as a day-to-day assistant tailored to meet the demanding working conditions of emergency professionals.
We're thrilled to introduce our joint solution to the market, empowering emergency services with innovative tools and professional support. Many of our team members come from the field and have experience as doctors, paramedics, nurses, firefighters, and rescue workers. Drawing from their firsthand experience, they recognize the importance of intuitive and user-friendly solutions in emergencies. We understand the high stakes and the imperative for solutions that simplify tasks, enhance safety, and maximise efficiency,” says Janne T. Morstøl, CEO at Bliksund
Moditech Rescue Solutions is a SaaS company that has developed a unique platform to support and empower first responders, rescue professionals, and recovery services in saving lives every day. With their advanced Crash Recovery System, Moditech provides emergency responders with easy access to all vehicle safety information directly at the scene of an accident. Founded in 2003 and based in Zwaag, the north of the Netherlands, Moditech is a forward-thinking tech company that is highly specialised and has established itself as a pioneer and leader in this market. Being the inventor of the interactive rescue sheet concept, they are recognised by all major car manufacturers as the experts in this field. For more information, see moditech.com