Order reconfirms Essers’ trust in Transics for many years
H.Essers, Belgium’s largest logistics services provider, will equip its refrigerated trucks with TX-MAGELLAN COLD, a module of the recently launched TX-MAGELLAN trailer management suite from market leader Transics. The transport group has been relying on a Transics’ fleet management system for many years now. The solution helps H.Essers offer its customers optimal efficiency and a high service level. With TX-MAGELLAN, the logistics services provider takes it even one step further: H.Essers is now able to closely monitor the temperature of every load online and remotely and provide its customers with this added-value information.
H.Essers, based in the Belgian province of Limburg, has landed many prestigious Belgian awards and titles (Company of the Year, Trends Gazellen Ambassadeur) over the past few years, in recognition of its rapid growth and thorough innovative strength. The transport and logistics company strongly believes in the power of advanced technology to enhance processes and services. Essers’ trucks are equipped with Transics on-board computers that ensure up-to-date information exchange between the drivers and the back office. More than Essers itself, the customers too benefit from this real-time insight: they can track the status of their goods through the Essers Truck-&-Trace portal. From now on, they will also get temperature reports for certain goods, generated by Transics’ TX-MAGELLAN COLD module.
Precise temperature monitoring
Essers selected TX-MAGELLAN COLD after extensive market research and testing of the solution. Today, the tracer has already been installed in 50 of the group’s dual temp trailers; 20 refrigerated trucks will be fitted with the COLD module in the future. The trailers are mainly used to transport pharmaceutical products, which is a tightly regulated procedure. Via independent temperature sensors, TX-MAGELLAN COLD verifies if the required temperature conditions remain fulfilled and if the cooling unit is working optimally. As soon as the predefined limits – too warm or too cold – are exceeded or the cooling system is disturbed, a warning signal is sent to the driver and the back office.
Ivo Marechal (CEO): “More than being able to pinpoint the position of these trailers and view the routes travelled, we can monitor the temperature in real time and take action whenever needed. We also receive a warning if the trailer doors are opened at an unusual location or timing. Our control tower monitors these data. In this way, we can update our customers on the status of their cargo accurately and quickly.” Essers’ investment in TX-MAGELLAN COLD fits the carriers’ ambition to offer more and more value-added services, amongst others for companies from the pharmaceutical and health care industries.
Optimal truck and trailer management
TX-MAGELLAN COLD is part of Transics’ brand new family of solutions to help carriers optimally manage their trailers. “Our mission is to help them retain an edge over the competition in this highly competitive, challenging transport market. Until recently we only focused on the trucks. Now we can offer an all-in-one solution that helps carriers manage both their trucks and trailers. We are very proud that a large group like H.Essers decided to add a module from our new suite to its existing Transics on-board computers,” concluded Transics’ CEO Walter Mastelinck.
Since its development in 1928, the family-owned company H.Essers has grown into one of Europe’s largest transport and logistics services providers for sectors like the chemical, pharmaceutical / health care industries and high-quality goods transport. H.Essers boasts 26 branches dotted around 13 countries. It has a fleet of 1,250 trucks, a total warehouse capacity of 800,000 m2 and employs 3,000 persons. In 2010, Essers generated a turnover of EUR 310 millions. www.essers.com
Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercialises high-end 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.