ArjoHuntleigh opts for Motrak telematics

Global medical technology company ArjoHuntleigh has rolled out telematics to its fleet of more than 300 vans.

The devices are being supplied by Motrak, which is part of Motiva Group, and will provide the company with real-time visibility of its entire logistical operation and help to maximise efficiency and reduce costs.

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

“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.

The telematics system was redeveloped last year and can now integrate fuel card data to give fleet managers precise costs per mile. Motrak suggested that, along with information on driver behaviour, the system can help reduce fuel costs by as much as 20%.

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 software also features mileage capture, route overlay, driver league tables, traffic warnings and excess mileage alerts that can each be tailored to individual customers.

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.”

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