Transics International NV, one of Europe’s leading providers of fleet management systems, has just welcomed its 100th German customer: the north-German Schmechel Transport GmbH. Heiko Janssen, sales manager of Transics Germany, announces that the German carrier, which specialises in shipping high-value consumer goods like food, pharmaceutics and cigarettes, has recently installed 170 latest-generation Transics TX-MAX on-board computers. The new telematics solution includes a complete DigiTach management system to monitor driving and resting times, read driver cards, remotely download the mass memory, etc.
To complement the telematics package, Schmechel Transport has also installed the comprehensive TX-ECO driving software, including extensive reporting features and a trailer tracer system with corresponding driver, truck and loading alarms to ensure the security of its sensitive cargo. Last but not least, the Schmechel solution includes TX-CONNECT MOBILE, an interface with the existing BNS transport software and TX-DOCSCAN for the real-time transmission of, e.g. freight papers to the office.
TX-CONNECT MOBILE is a user-friendly mobile version of the TX-CONNECT back office platform. This tool helps freight dispatchers log in easily and rapidly to TX-CONNECT on their smartphone or tablet (BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, etc.), where they can monitor the status and position of their vehicles every hour and exchange messages with the drivers. This possibility to log in without the more complex log-in procedure on their PC, reduces stress as well as communication costs. In addition, TX-CONNECT MOBILE allows carriers to check the status and position of their vehicles out on the road, at any time, and intervene if required.
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Bad Oldesloer, Schmechel Transport GmbH has a fleet of 150 own refrigerated trailers, all equipped with the latest refrigeration technology and double-deck trailer equipment to ensure the secure transport of its goods throughout Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. As it ships high-value loads, it is crucial for the carrier to be able to rely on the best possible fleet management software as well as excellent back office and telematics systems.
Managing director Dirk Schmechel: “As an international road haulage freight forwarder, our core competency is secure and refrigerated transportation. We have a large vehicle pool, which is equipped with all the latest technology, to ensure the transportation of high-quality, sensitive and temperature-dependent goods – such as food and pharmaceutical products. On top of the technology, we can rely on a team of experienced, qualified employees. We employ around 165 drivers for freight forwarding, who are supported by an additional 30 colleagues at the back office and excellent technical services staff to ensure safe use of our vehicle pool.”
Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. Thanks to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and intensive cooperation with countless European customers, the telematics expert Transics has become a leader in its market segment. In 2011, Transics employed around 280 people and generated a turnover of circa EUR 50m. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), the company is active throughout Europe. Transics Germany has its headquarters in Cologne and regional offices in Hamburg and Munich. Heiko Janssen has been heading up the division in Germany, Austria and Switzerland since 2011. The TX-MAX on-board computer has, on account of its exceptional functionality, been named ‘Telematics Olympia Sieger 2012’ (Telematics Olympian Winner 2012) in a market overview by Prof. Dr. Heinz-Leo Dudek (DHBW – Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg) for trade magazine VerkehrsRundschau (VR 35/2012).