Our Story


Aptarus was founded in 2014 by Karl Lusted and Martin Farrell after they identified the need for data driven training in the transport and logistics sector. While working at Blue Tree Systems, a leading telematics provider, Karl and Martin noticed that fleets were overwhelmed by the amount of data that their telematics system was generating. These fleets were only using a small amount of this data in their day to day opertation. Karl and Martin realised that this data could be put to good use.

At the same time Karl and Martin realised that although Online Training was becoming popular in some industries it was not widly in use in the transport and logistics sector. Combining these two observations they decided to found Aptarus to provide online training, using data real world data to determine individual users training requirements.

Since 2014 Aptarus has been hard at work developing a Learning Management System (LMS) which is designed specifically for the needs of transport and logistics sector. Working closely with driver trainers and other industry experts Aptarus has also developed bespoke training courses which are designed to be easy to understand, yet effective.

Karl Lusted

Karl Lusted

CEO

Prior to co-founding Aptarus, Karl was a co-founder and director of Blue Tree Systems Ltd., a leading telematics provider based in Galway.

Martin Farrell

Martin Farrell

Customer Success

Prior to co-founding Aptarus, Martin worked at Blue Tree Systems, a leading telematics provider, in various software development and project management roles.



"Our mission is to make training and certification accessible to everyone."

Karl Lusted, CEO


Our Culture, Values, and Principles

How we work together to achieve our goals


At Aptarus we are committed to providing an open, learning culture for our employees. We intend to empower employees to take responsibility for their work, and to provide clear opportunities for personal growth.

Transparency

Our default approach is to make all information available to our employees unless there is a good reason not to.

Voice

All employees will have a say in how the company operates, our future plans, and how the company is organized and run.

Accessibility

We believe that education and training should be accessible to all, and intend to make that as easy as possible for the mobile workforce. Internally, we intend to provide opportunities for continued development and training for all staff – regardless of role.

Growth

All employees will have a personalized plan to encourage growth and development. We want to fulfill the potential of our employees by providing support and mentorship as an employer. If our employees are not growing every year then neither are we.

Responsibility

Our team will have ownership over the projects they work on, and everyone will be encouraged to take on responsibility in their respective roles.

Our News


Clare Distribution Services

Clare Distribution selects Aptarus Online Training


Clare Distribution, a leading Refrigerated transportation specialist, has selected Aptarus for their driver training needs. After an extensive trial, CDS chose Aptarus Online Learning to handle all of their online driver training requirements, including Food Safety.


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Euromed Ireland chooses Aptarus Training


Euromed Ireland Logistics Ltd. (EMIL), an innovative finished vehicle logistics service provider offering an efficient range of services with a strong client focus, have selected Aptarus Online Learning for their driver training needs.


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Food Safety

Aptarus Launches new food safety course


This course covers food safety for transporters engaged in the shipping and storage of food in EU. Designed for drivers, loaders, and any personnel who are likely to handle food products during transportation, it meets the requirements of current EU regulations.


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Cunningham Transport

Cunningham Transport selects Aptarus Online Training


Brian Cunningham Transport, a leading transport and logistics provider servicing Ireland, UK and Europe, has selected Aptarus Online Learning for their driver training needs. After an extensive trial, Cunningham Transport chose Aptarus Online Learning to handle all of their online driver training requirements.

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