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Coffee company saves time and money with Trakm8

Lavazza

Vending machine and office coffee service provider, Lavazza, has saved both time and money after installing Trakm8 telematics.

Lavazza Professional supplies Klix vending systems and Flavia coffee brewers to UK businesses.

The company operates around 80 company cars for its technicians and sales team and recently decided to change telematics providers and found that installing Trakm8 telematics across its fleet has given employees time to spare and reduced outgoings.

Keeley Mayne, area service manager for Lavazza Professional, said: “The reduced time it takes to do fuel reporting has made a major impact on our business.

“Before Trakm8, it took each driver 60 minutes a month to do their fuel reports.

“Now all they have to do is keep their Trakm8 app up to date and submit the data at the end of each month.

“That is a massive productivity boost – it means each of our engineers can complete an additional service call per month, because they are not messing around with spreadsheets.

“From an efficiency point of view, it is saving us a huge amount of time and the engineers can focus on the job we want them to do, rather than administrative work on mileage.”

In 2018, Lavazza acquired the Mars Drinks coffee business, gaining a presence in the business-to-business space and creating the Lavazza Professional division.

The company is a supplier to some public sector organisations in London, so despite primarily running cars rather than commercial vehicles it still had to gain silver standard accreditation to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Trakm8 is fitted across Lavazza’s fleet and provides a free app for each driver.

Mayne continued “The drivers can use the app for editing business and private mileage.

“They can also see their own driver behaviour scores, which is generating a lot of positive conversations around safer and more economical driving.”


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