It is not only South African fleet operators who are benefitting from the Ctrack Intelligent Solutions. Many businesses in the UK are also enjoing the benefits of the advanced vehicle telematics! We would like to share a story by Rob Caston:
“The Academy of Plumbing, an approved contractor for the water industry, has reduced its fleet overheads and improved operational productivity using DigiCore’s Ctrack vehicle tracking and fleet management system. As a result, the company has chosen to expand its vehicle tracking initiative and increase the number of vans fitted with the system from fifteen to twenty-five.
Positional data is sent direct to The Academy of Plumbing’s base in Harlow, Essex, and is relayed via a plasma screen so office-based employees can monitor the exact whereabouts and status of the mobile service team. This has enabled the company to effectively manage Congestion Charge payments, minimising related costs and fines, whilst enhancing job response times and customer service levels through improved job scheduling and work allocation.
Terry Rayner at The Academy of Plumbing commented: “The Ctrack system has demonstrated the value vehicle tracking can offer to our business, providing an effective means to monitor our service management team and delivering tangible operational benefits. The service and enthusiasm we have received from DigiCore has been first-rate and has ensured that the initiative has been seamlessly introduced to our fleet operation to achieve maximum benefits.”
Tom O’Connor, Managing Director of DigiCore Ltd (www.digicore.co.uk) said: “We are committed to supporting our customer’s businesses by providing market-leading vehicle tracking solutions and optimum service levels. Our partnership with The Plumbing Academy underlines the effectiveness of the Ctrack system and the measurable benefits it can provide to operators within the utilities and service management sectors.”
Ctrack is a sophisticated fleet management system that adopts the latest technology to provide a comprehensive real-time vehicle management tool. This proven solution provides vital information about mobile assets and workforce, and offers a scaleable mobile solution that meets the complex needs of car, van and commercial vehicle fleet operators.”
About The Academy of Plumbing
The Academy of Plumbing is a family-run business that has been established for 30 years. The company, an approved Water Industry Contractor as well as a Thames Water Approved Contractor, operates a 24-hour callout service with no callout charge. The Academy of Plumbing is committed to providing an unrivalled service to its customers, providing both business and operational excellence.
About DigiCore and Ctrack
• Founded in the nineties DigiCore Holdings Ltd listed on the JSE Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 1998. The company specialises in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and support of technology advanced GPS fleet management, vehicle tracking and personal tracking solutions, sold globally.
• The design and development of these products are done in Centurion, South Africa and the products are manufactured at DigiCore’s ISO certified facility in Durban, South Africa. DigiCore’s technology is patented world wide and all IP used in Ctrack belongs to DigiCore.
• DigiCore, under the Ctrack brand, offers a wide range of personal tracking, vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation, workflow, mobile job planning and security tools – Ctrack is able to provide private individual, commercial vehicle, van and car fleet operators with cost-effective and scalable solutions that offer a unique combination of flexibility, reliability and functionality.
• DigiCore currently exports approximately 50% of its production. The Group has sold over 500,000 units since listing and boasts with clients internationally such as Royal Mail (UK), Thames Water, BHP Billiton, SAPS, Network Rail, etc.