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Motrak provides perfect remedy for medical technology giants

A GLOBAL medical technology company has turned to a next-generation telematics system to manage and monitor its growing fleet of vehicles.
More than 300 vans owned by ArjoHuntleigh have been fitted with high-technology devices supplied by Motrak - part of Motiva Group.

And work on the deal, which extends a long-lasting relationship between the companies, was completed in less than a month.

The units, which go live immediately, will provide the company with real-time visibility of its entire logistical operation and help to both maximise efficiency and reduce costs.

Paul Holdcroft, head of Motrak at Stoke-on-Trent-based Motiva, said: "ArjoHuntleigh run a big fleet of vans and wanted a top-line telematics system that could be unified across both their service and rental divisions.

"They were looking for a user-friendly system that’s both easy to access and very intuitive, so Motrak was the perfect fit.

"Our units will provide crucial data on how each vehicle is being used. They’ll monitor and report information that will help the company to get the most out of its fleet."

ArjoHuntleigh, which supplies medical equipment to the healthcare sector, already sources Vauxhall vans from Motiva Group.

So the deal to use Motrak for the entire fleet is an extension of a relationship between the two companies that stretches back more than a decade.

Mr Holdcroft added: "Motiva have worked with ArjoHuntleigh for a long time and they know how much we focus on customer service.

"That often gives us an edge on our competitors and it’s something we’re very proud of. At Motrak, we’re confident we have one of the best telematics devices on the market."

The system was redeveloped last year and can now integrate fuel card data to give fleet managers precise costs per mile.

It provides unparalleled insight and control of the company’s driver and mobile asset management process, along with information on driver behaviour that can help reduce fuel costs by as much as 20 per cent.

Mr Holdcroft said: "That can add up to massive savings for anyone, let alone a company the size of ArjoHuntleigh.

"Fleet managers are increasingly keen to making savings where possible and this software will help to do that. They can see at a glance where improvements in efficiency can be made."

Motrak’s innovative internet-based software also features mileage capture, route overlay, driver league tables, traffic warnings and excess mileage alerts that can each be tailored to individual customers.

Mr Holdcroft said: "Our system is a major step forward in terms of the benefits it can bring to customers.

"There has been a real evolution in terms of technology and performance and it’s now an outstanding product in a competitive market."

Peter Wood, Purchasing and Logistics Manager for ArjoHuntleigh, based in Bedfordshire, said: "We wanted to replace our existing units and Motiva Group’s Motrak system ticked all the right boxes for us.

"We have great confidence in them because of our existing relationship and their customer service, which is something that we find particularly important, is always second to none.

"The fact they installed the units so quickly was a huge bonus and their comprehensive user training programme will help us get to grips with it straight away."

Call Guy Pearson at Shepherd PR on (01335) 368020 to arrange an interview.
Uploaded 03/06/2015