French carrier Capelle group relies on Transics to manage its fleet
Transports Capelle, the leader in the French exceptional transport market, has decided to replace its existing fleet management system and on-board computers by the Transics fleet management solution. The Capelle group has signed an order to equip 500 vehicles with the Quattro Plus on-board computer, including accompanying software. With this new contract of more than 1 Mio Euro, Transics, one of the leading European players in on-board computers and fleet management solutions, is further stepping up its European expansion.
For Transports Capelle, the ‘onboard computer’ concept needs no introduction. Capelle trucks have been equipped with such a system for a few years now and the group is confident that an on-board computer is a must in today’s competitive transport market. The existing system, however, was too restricted and no longer met the requirements Capelle had for a fully-fledged fleet management tool. After a thorough screening of several systems, Capelle decided to swap the existing solution for Transics.
An all-embracing solution, including navigation tool and connection to digital tacho
“Transics convinced us in many areas. Its wide functionality, for example, guarantees a powerful solution for efficient fleet management. The Capelle group decided to equip its vehicles with a navigation capability as well, so that the drivers are rapidly and safely guided to their destinations, and we also installed the Digitach Card Reader to remotely read out the data of the tacho driver’s card. These functions are incorporated, without any difficulty, into the on-board computer and our existing software,” said Daniel Capelle, CEO of Transports Capelle.
Powerful integration with a back office solution
It was precisely these integration possibilities of the Transics system with the existing transport management and planning software that were one of the decisive factors. Noël Hemmery, CEO of CJM, editor of the OPEN TRM software package that has been installed at Transports Capelle: “Transics’ professional approach ensured a very rapid, seamless integration of our application into the Transics fleet management system. Good technical assistance and support were also a definite plus.”
The right path
Transics recently went public, in a successful IPO. The new order from Transports Capelle proves, once again, that Transics is steering the right course. “Transics has more than 17 years’ experience in the niche market of on-board computers. We deploy that expertise to continually complete and upgrade our solutions, at the service of the transport industry. In this way, we will always be a trendsetter with an extensive and high-quality fleet management system. The decision of the Capelle group, which was based on a careful comparison between our solution and that of other suppliers, is testimony to the fact that our approach is paying dividends,” concluded Walter Mastelinck, CEO of Transics.
Transics International develops and commercializes on-board fleet management systems (on-board computers, software and services) for the transport and logistics sector. With an installed base of over 35,000 on-board computers, Transics is one of the leading European players in its sector. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics has regional offices in the Netherlands, France, Germany and Spain, is active in Scandinavia and is permanently expanding its European organisation. In 2006, Transics began a strategy to gain a foothold in Eastern Europe (Poland and the Czech Republic). At the start of 2007, the company acquired sector partner DIS, a specialist in IT solutions for driving time registration based on tachographs. With this takeover, Transics is again extending its product offering.
Established in 1950, Transports Capelle is a leading French player in road transport and a leader in the niche market of exceptional transport. De Capelle group has a fleet of 600 trucks and 750 trailers and employs 900 people. Besides its head office in Vezenobres (Gard), Transports Capelle operates 20 branches, dotted throughout France and three international subsidiaries, including one in Luxembourg and two in Spain. This geographical spread allows the group to cater rapidly and flexibly to customer demands, which boosts further growth. www.transports-capelle.fr
CJM International has been developing software solutions for carriers, industrial shippers and fleet managers since 1981. www.cjm-international.com