Burma Plant Hire expands fleet management solution with Ctrack
The new software solution will provide Burma Plant Hire with in-depth fleet performance analysis for the company’s fleet of 531 pieces of equipment.
After long-term improvements in operational control and productivity, Burma Plant Hire, said to be the largest earthmoving plant hire company in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, will add Ctrack’s Fleet Analytics Service to its existing Ctrack MaXx fleet management solution.
The advanced dashboard management software will provide in-depth analysis on critical fleet performance factors, such as green band driving, excess idling time and earthmoving machinery hours. This will enable Burma Plant Hire to improve productivity, while reducing costs and providing the best service to its clients.
Burma Plant Hire has operations across South Africa and neighbouring country Namibia. With a fleet of 531 vehicles, the company has been using Ctrack’s Yellow Equipment Solution for the last four years to monitor the performance, use and behaviour of its yellow metal machinery, as well as its light delivery vehicles (LDVs). This is to ensure optimal operational monitoring for cost saving and life cycle extension of its equipment.
“By utilising the Ctrack Analytics platform to its fullest capacity, we can improve our productivity, offering the best service and solutions to our clients in order to meet the high standards that we set for ourselves at Burma Plant Hire,” says Theuns Burger, CEO of Burma Plant Hire. “We can also continuously strive to find solutions to eliminate vehicle abuse and reduce diesel costs, while ensuring the utmost safety of our staff members and clients.”
The Ctrack advanced fleet management solution has also been deployed across the company’s fleet of lowbeds, tipper trucks and dumper trucks, as well as its more than 100 LDVs. Over the years, the solutions have enabled the company to accurately monitor its yellow metal equipment by saving countless hours’ downtime and maintenance costs.
Incorporating Ctrack Fleet Analytics gives Burma Plant Hire the means to analyse the vast amounts of telematics data. Using rich fleet analytics and smart interpretation of data, the software provides the information needed for critical decision-making, from cost savings to future investments. This solution is outsourced to enable the company to receive expert analysis, without the added overheads of employing analysts.
“Since being selected in 2012, Ctrack has worked closely with Burma Plant Hire to address the inevitable operational risks that companies who specialise in the yellow metal fields face. Including fleet analytics in their solution will definitely add further value to this successful and mutually beneficial partnership,” says Hein Jordt, managing director of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions.
Equipment Africa says: For a plant hire company, requirements for fleet management technology are enormous considering the remoteness of some sites these fleets find themselves operating in. This is also considering that downtime is out of question for a fleet of this nature. Burma Plant Hire is one of the forward-thinking plant hire companies, and the Ctrack’s Fleet Analytics Service is a tool which enables the company to be proactive rather than reactive in terms of productivity, monitoring downtime, as well as health and safety matters.