Transics wins Innovation Award

From 17th until 19th of March, the fair ‘Move It Expo’ took place in Genk. The company that presented the most innovating concept, product or solution was granted an Innovation Award during the reception afterwards. Transics went home with the first prize!

End March, the Euregional event ‘Move it Expo’ took place in cooperation with ELC Limburg, Logistics in Wallonia, Logistiek Platform Limburg and the Industrie- und Handelskammer Aachen. The main focus during this 3-day event was on innovative entrepreneurship in the transport and logistics sector. The fair ended with the presentation of the Innovation Award.

Transics’ TX-ECO in the front row during the awards

The innovation award was eventually granted to Transics, European market leader in fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector, who had presented a report on its newest TX-ECO functionality. TX-ECO is an innovative solution which allows transport companies to permanently work in the most ecological and thus in the most economical way. For this purpose, Transics works together with Key Driving Competences (KDC), an expert in driving trainings, with a focus on the ecological impact and durable safety.

The technology shows a direct correlation between consumption and driving style: the better the driving behaviour is, the lower the consumption will be. Transics and KDC touch on this subject with their integrated approach: training and permanent support of drivers and managers as far as driving competences are concerned. The data that are provided by the Transics TX-MAX on-board computers (thanks to the link with the CAN Bus of the vehicle) are the basis of this training: information about fuel consumption, speed, RPM, gearing frequency, anticipation, breaking and acceleration. With these data, reports per trip or on a daily, monthly or yearly basis are automatically generated. Thanks to these reports and trends, one can assess whether extra training is necessary, while individual working points for each driver can be defined.

Qualitative analysis

TX-ECO is innovative in the way in which it analyses the driving style. Since a quantitative analysis is not enough, KDC has created an algorithm that executes qualitative analyses of the assessed events (driving performances) by comparing them to each other and qualifying them on an axis reaching from very good to very bad. By analysing the driving style in a quantitative way, environmental conditions are eliminated. Because of this elimination, an objective score can be obtained, which allows drivers to compare their scores with each other and with the company norm. As a result of the environmental independence of the qualitative analyses, it doesn’t matter which type of vehicle is assessed. TX-ECO can be applied to all heterogenic fleets without any problems.

Complementary to permanent monitoring, the TX-ECO ASSISTANT on the TX-MAX offers real-time support to the driver in order to comply with the company’s procedures concerning ECO driving.

A motivation for innovation

Arie Van der Jagt – Sales Manager Benelux – has received the Innovation Award. “This prize is a beautiful reward for our daily efforts in the field of research and innovation. It proves that we are on the right track with our fleet management solution in supporting efficient, profitable and eco-friendly fleet management for our customers!”

Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercializes high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Thanks to 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.

Slovenian transport company Intereuropa equips its 245 vehicles with the Transics total solution and cuts costs

Order confirms strong progression in Eastern Europe

Intereuropa Transport, a prominent Slovenian transport company, has chosen the Quattro Plus on-board computer and TX-CONNECT software of Transics, European leader in fleet management solutions. The Transics total solution forms a perfect match for the advanced needs of Intereuropa’s existing office software. In this way, Transics helps to save costs; boost efficiency; and improve customer service. The Intereuropa order confirms again that Transics is in the middle of a strong uprising in the Central and East European market.

Intereuropa Transport is an important logistics services provider with 245 trucks and subsidiary companies in 13 countries. The group has a lot of ambition and strives for the consolidation of its competitive position and the extension of its European network. When the existing, heterogeneous solutions for fleet management could no longer sustain this growth, Intereuropa chose the Quattro Plus on-board computer and TX-CONNECT back office software of Transics.

Smooth integration and unique functionalities

The decisive factor in this choice was the smooth integration of the Transics solution with the existing office software for transport management, enforcing the productivity of the Intereuropa team sharply and the advanced functionality of the on-board computer and TX-CONNECT software. The Transics’ fleet management package gives an answer to all the needs of Intereuropa Transport. Transics pointed out the aspect of data communication via GPRS, with a monthly flat fee, what leads to a cheaper telecom invoice. More cost savings are realized thanks to On-board GeoFencing, which avoids wasted kilometres and expensive toll roads; the Driving Time Saldo Viewer for the follow-up of driving and resting times; and the CAN Bus connection to decrease fuel consumption. Furthermore, the Transics solution encourages prompt and detailed reporting which allows transparent monitoring.

Cost savings and efficiency – also in the future

“Transics helps Intereuropa to manage its costs and realize considerable savings, so we can generate extra income with the same capacity,” says Bojan Novak, CEO of Intereuropa. The R&D efforts of Transics guarantee that Intereuropa will not only get benefits of its investment today, but also in the future. Therefore, the transporter wants to integrate renewed features like the mobile document scanner TX-DOCSCAN. With this module, drivers are able to send their documents from their cabin to the home base, resulting in a smooth invoicing.

Solid position in the East European market

The cooperation with Intereuropa Transport is an important step for Transics in the strategy of becoming market leader in the Central and East European market. Walter Mastelinck, CEO of Transics: “Intereuropa is an important East European player who is making a strong progression throughout Europe. As they are expanding in Eastern to Western and Southern Europe, Transics succeeds in consolidating its market leadership from west to east. Transics has become a strong value in Slovenia and its surrounding countries. We are determined to continue this reinforcement of our position.”

Intereuropa Global Logistics Service – with headquarters in Koper, Slovenia – has been a prominent supplier of total solutions for continental, sea and air transport, storage and distribution in Slovenia and Southern Europe since its founding in 1947. The group consists of 19 subsidiary companies in 13 countries, 2614 employees and a fleet of 245 trucks; and is permanently in search of manners to reinforce its competitive position and expand its business network in Western, Central and Southern Europe. www.intereuropa.si

Transics International NV, established in 1991, develops and commercializes 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.