Dutch Gitrans relies on Transics’ fleet management solutions to support further growth

CONVINCED BY TRANSICS ON ACCOUNT OF ITS EXTENSIVE FEATURES, MANY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE AND CONTINUOUS INNOVATION

European fleet management expert Transics will equip the entire fleet of Gitrans, located in the Dutch city of Breda, with TX-MAX GO on-board computers. The rapidly growing services provider chose the Transics solution on account of its extensive functionality, as well as the innovation and expertise that Transics is renowned for. “Gitrans is committed to ensuring 300% quality,” says Mark Giera, CEO. “We believe that a professional fleet management solution can help us further raise that quality. With Transics, we are ready for the future.”

Gitrans is experiencing strong growth. Over the past two years, the courier company, which was founded by the two brothers Giers in 1999, has grown by 73%. The small buses and platform trucks used in the early years have been replaced by a broad range of modern vehicles – ranging from combos to trailers – that mainly transport valuable goods. To manage its increasingly expanding fleet, Gitrans wanted a professional solution. Transics’ product offering proved most appropriate to help the carrier optimise cost-(effectiveness) and customer services.

CONNECTION TO TMS AND DRIVING STYLE ANALYSIS

Gitrans attaches major importance to having a modern, eco-friendly vehicle fleet that emits a minimum of CO2. It therefore regularly organises driver trainings that raise awareness of economic, ecologically responsible and defensive driving. Transics’ TX-ECO solution will now help the carrier achieve its eco driving objective. Other arguments for selecting Transics were its smooth connection to the administrative TMS software, the mobile document scanner ,TX-DOCSCAN, to scan documents in the vehicle and the smooth exchange of messages between drivers and freight planners. Moreover, the services provider has plans to introduce Transics’ TX-MAGELLAN tracers for trailer management in the future.

ONGOING QUEST FOR GREATER PROFESSIONALISM

Mark Giera (CEO): “Gitrans focuses on (high-)speed transport, which implies that we have to work with the utmost flexibility. For many years already, we have understood that technology can help us doing so. Gitrans was, for example, a pioneer in tracking and tracing: we were among the first in the region to monitor our vehicles, ten years ago. By implementing the Transics solutions, we are taking a big step forward. Transics will put us on a more professional footing – optimise planning, work more efficiently and reduce costs -, which will definitely enhance our level of service. With Transics, we are ready for the future.”

Headquartered in the Dutch city of Breda, Gitrans is a specialist in the (high-)speed transport of high-value goods, such as sound and medical equipment, components used in the petrochemical industry, etc. Since 1999, the company has grown into a leader in its niche. Its varied and constantly expanding vehicle fleet (ranging from combos to trailers) ships goods to far beyond the Dutch border. Gitrans also operates a warehouse for the safe storage of all the goods.
www.gitrans.nl

Established in 1991, develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sectors. 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 market. Headquartered in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe. The company has been quoted on the stock exchange (Euronext Brussels) since June 2007.