Spanish transport company Trota chooses Transics fleet management for its unmatched functionalities and integration possibilities

Unique Geofencing feature results in drastic cut in fuel consumption

Agencia de Transportes Trota, a Spanish logistics services provider that specializes in refrigerator transport and the warehousing of perishables, equipped each of its 140 vehicles with a Transics Quattro Plus on-board computer. The carrier opted for Transics after an extensive trial, because of its unmatched functionalities and integration possibilities, which will help Trota further improve customer services while raising operating efficiencies and cutting costs.

Ever since its incorporation in 1958, Trota has believed in the power of automation and innovation to provide its customers with value-added services. When its existing on-board computers no longer met its strict hi-tech expectations, Trota analyzed the product offering of four different fleet management system suppliers. This screening demonstrated that no other supplier could match Transics’ functionality and integration possibilities. The strengths of the Quattro Plus on-board computer were further highlighted in an extensive pilot, which Trota concluded by ordering 140 Quattro Plus devices.

Seamless integration

One of the decisive factors for partnering with Transics was the possibility to easily integrate the device into Trota’s Microsoft Dynamics AX (Axapta) ERP/TMS software and its Transcan 2 temperature control system. The latter connection allows the drivers to constantly monitor the temperature of the goods to be carried. In case of an incident, the system will automatically send an alarm to the back office and warn the driver, so that he can act swiftly and accurately.

Trailer Recognition and Geofencing

Other huge advantages of Transics’ solution include trailer recognition to monitor which trailer is coupled to what vehicle, the Digitach Card Reader to remotely read out the data of the tacho driver’s card and the real-time control of rest and driving times. Last but not least, Transics’ unique Geofencing feature (which informs the planner if a vehicle enters a certain region) was integrated into Trota’s Axapta software, allowing the carrier to set the route-specific parameters of the Geofencing as soon as the driver gets his route information. In this way, unnecessary kilometres are avoided and Trota can cut its fuel consumption.

Raise standards of customer service and cut costs

“Trota pulls out all the stops to serve its customers,” said Francesc Trota, General Manager, “and we rely on state-of-the-art technology to achieve that aim. Customers can, for example, track and trace their loads or the temperature of their loads online or are kept informed via text messaging. Transics on-board computers allow us to further improve our customer services, while also raising our operating efficiencies and helping us drive down costs.”

Trota, established in 1958, is a Spanish family business located in Lleida, in the north of Spain. The carrier provides transport services, mainly refrigerator transport, throughout Europe. In addition, it operates a 114,000 m2 warehouse to store customer goods in. In all of its activities, Trota attaches great importance to high standards of customer service for which it relies on cutting-edge technologies. Trota owns a fleet of 140 trucks. www.trota.com

Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercialises high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years’ experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its sector. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.

Transics announces results for 2009

TRANSICS reports FY 2009 revenues in line with expectations and EBITDA margin and cash flow substantially ahead of expectations

Transics International NV (EURONEXT Brussels: TRAN), today announced its results for FY 2009. The financial information reported in this press release is presented in Euro and has been prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and adopted by the European Union. The accounting policies and estimates have been consistently applied to all years presented. There were no changes to the scope of the consolidation.

Transics customers win prizes at Transport and Logistics Awards 2010

Thys Tanktransport and Eutraco are respectively rewarded with ‘Transporter of the Year 2010’ and ‘Truck ICT Award 2010’

On February 11, the prestigious event Transport and Logistics Awards 2010 took place in Brussels. Different customers of Transics have received an award. The most important title of the evening, Transporter of the Year 2010, was won by Thys Tanktransport.

Truck & Business has organized the 18th edition of its annual distribution of prizes Transport & Logistics Awards at Tour & Taxis in Brussels (BE) on Thursday 11th February. During this event, the most representative companies from the transport and logistics sector are put in the spotlight with different awards. There is also an international prize that is presented, the European Company Award.

Transics’ customers in the front row during awards

Multiple Transics’ customers were rewarded for their daily dedication in the transport world. The Thys Tanktransport company in Merksem has won the most important title and became Transporter of the Year 2010. Important criteria for this reward were the strategic choices of the company; the way in which management has succeeded in creating added-value to distinguish itself from its competitors; the precision of the daily management; and the general organization of the company. The Transgem company in Waremme has ended with the second place in the Transporter of the Year competition, while the third place was for Michel Groupe TFM (Houdeng-Gougnies).

The Eutraco company in Roeselare was rewarded for its efforts in the area of informatics and communication within daily transport activities and was granted the Truck ICT Award 2010. Important aspects were a better customer service of the company, a higher turnover without extra employees, and an increased safety.
In this prize category, Isotopes Services International (Mechelen) has won the second place.

Macotruck, founded in Zeebrugge, has won the Transport Safety Award 2010. Safety is one of the most important points of attention in this company and is guaranteed by its prevention policy for both the employees and the material. Specific action points take care of general commitment within all the layers of the company.
Michel Groupe TFM has scored in this field as well: the company has taken the third place in this award category.

In the international category of European Transport Company of the Year, also Transics’ customers were represented. Van Dievel – the Transporter of the Year 2009 – has become second, whilst the Romanian transporter International Lazar Company has won the third place.

As a final touch, Wambacq Peeters (Asse-Zellik) has won the second place in the Green Truck Award 2010.

A nice reward and motivation

Walter Mastelinck – CEO of Transics – was present at the awards and saw a lot of Transics’ customers on stage. “Transics congratulates all of its customers who have won a prize. These prizes are a nice reward for their daily efforts and prove that they have an eye for innovation, quality and successful entrepreneurship, aspects Transics also cares about and in which we are happy to support our customers.”

Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercialises high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become the leading European player in its sector. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.