Transics presenta la gestión de flotas mediante teléfono inteligente

Una visión permanente de la flota para aumentar la productividad y reducir los niveles de estrés

Transics, proveedor de soluciones de gestión de flotas de alta gama, dará a conocer su más reciente innovación en la feria comercial Trailer and Solutrans a finales de noviembre: una versión de teléfono inteligente, o Smartphone, de la extendida plataforma de back office TX-CONNECT.

Además de la nueva plataforma móvil, los visitantes en el stand 607 en la Kortrijk Expo (Bélgica) y el stand de 9 X 13 en la Eurexpo Lyon (Francia) también descubrirán la oferta de productos de gestión de flotas completa de Transics. Los transportistas que buscan una solución para compensar los altísimos costes de combustible, adquirir información en tiempo real de flotas y del conductor, mejorar las comunicaciones con sus clientes, mejorar la seguridad vial o asegurar un cumplimiento más fácil de todas las leyes, descubrirán en el stand de Transics soluciones que seguro que satisfacen sus necesidades.

Manteniendo un ojo en la flota, en todo momento

Las actividades de transporte no se limitan a las horas de oficina. Es por eso que Transics ha desarrollado una solución móvil que permite a las compañías de transporte responder a la situación en ruta incluso fuera del horario de oficina. TX-CONNECT MOBILE es una versión de teléfono inteligente del software de back office de Transics TX-CONNECT: una plataforma ampliamente utilizada que ofrece todos los datos de la flota que los transportistas necesitan para optimizar las operaciones de transporte, desde la salida hasta la llegada. El nuevo TX-CONNECT móvil permite a los planificadores de carga acceder a la plataforma TX-CONNECT en cualquier momento a través de sus teléfonos inteligentes (BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, etc.).

Las innumerables posibilidades de ser móvil

Las características que ofrecen las herramientas móviles son innumerables. El acceso móvil a TX-CONNECT permite a los planificadores de carga comprobar el estado de sus vehículos, señalar su ubicación (en un mapa) y leer los mensajes de sus conductores en cualquier lugar, de modo que puedan responder con rapidez cuando sea necesario. Ya no hay por tanto más necesidad en iniciar una sesión en el PC en casa o en la oficina. Walter Mastelinck, consejero delegado de Transics: “Sentimos que en estos días hay una creciente necesidad de gestionar las flotas de forma flexible. TX-CONNECT MOBILE es nuestra respuesta a ese requisito. Estamos seguros de que los actuales clientes, así como los futuros, seguramente apreciarán nuestra nueva plataforma móvil”. Moeijes Internationale Transporten, una compañía holandesa con 68 vehículos, ya está familiarizada con TX-CONNECT MOBILE. “Es una gran herramienta para ayudar a nuestros planificadores de carga cuando no están en la oficina. Después de una breve evaluación, adquirimos inmediatamente nueve teléfonos inteligentes equipados con la solución móvil, de modo que siempre estamos conectados con nuestros vehículos, independientemente de dónde estemos”, dijo Dirk-Jan Sijp, responsable de ordenadores de abordo y comunicaciones en Moeijes.

Gestión de remolques y descarga remota de la memoria masiva DigiTach

En Trailer and Solutrans, Transics también mostrará sus soluciones de gestión de remolques. La familia TX-MAGELLAN incluye trazadores de remolques diferentes que ofrecen diferentes funciones. Dependiendo del tipo, los trazadores permiten a las compañías de transporte calcular correctamente la distancia recorrida (una base ideal para facturas correctas), vigilar sus camiones frigoríficos y programar el mantenimiento oportuno. Todas las características esenciales que garantizan un tiempo de actividad máxima de flota.

Por último, pero no por ello menos importante, los visitantes a Trailer and Solutrans verán demostraciones en la descarga remota de datos del tacógrafo a través del ordenador de abordo TX-MAX. Una tarjeta de la compañía y un lector de tarjetas en la oficina es todo lo que necesitan las compañías de transporte para descargar de forma remota la memoria masiva de los últimos tacógrafos digitales y transferir los archivos directamente a un PC o un servidor. Además de proporcionar un análisis inmediato de las violaciones legislativas, esta nueva forma de trabajar ayuda a las compañías de transporte a ahorrar tiempo y esfuerzo: los conductores ya no tienen que ir a la oficina, no hay necesidad de más personal para leer los datos digitales del tacógrafo en el aparcamiento y el transportista mantiene el control total del proceso de descarga.

Fundada en 1991, Transics International NV desarrolla y comercializa soluciones de gestión de flotas de alta gama para el sector del transporte y la logística. Gracias a sus muchos años de experiencia, a los esfuerzos realizados en I+D y al interés continuo por las actividades de sus clientes, Transics se ha convertido en el líder europeo de su sector. Además de su sede en Ypres (Bélgica), Transics está presente en toda Europa. Cotiza en bolsa (TRAN) desde 2007.

Transics publishes Q3 2011 trading results

Q3 2011 revenues of €12.5 million, up 29.3% year-on-year

During Q3 2011, Transics generated revenues of €12.5 million, a year-on-year revenue increase of 29.3%.

Organic growth over the same period in 2010 was 13.1% from €9,689k to €10,964k with sales in our core markets of the Benelux and France growing 18.5% to reach €8,298k and sales in our development markets remaining stable at €2,666k on a like-for-like base. The recently acquired activities of CarrierWeb contributed 16.1% or €1.6 million to revenue growth, mostly in the form of recurring revenues.

Business highlights

Successful launch of trailer tracer solution
The TX-MAGELLAN product suite is our trailer tracer solution. The TX-MAGELLAN was launched in Q2 2011 and we started Q3 with over 5,500 units in our order book. This new product is sold to existing customers as well as to new customers. Many of our on-board computer users across Europe have expressed a need for the product as evidenced by early successes in Belgium with VRD Logistiek (120 units), Molenberg Natie (80 units), Group H. Essers (2,000 units) or in France with Transalliance (4,000 units). Like with the rest of our solution offering, Transics generates both upfront product sales and recurring revenues with the TX-MAGELLAN.

At the start of this third quarter, Transics sold its TMS (Transport Management System) division to Wolters Kluwer Transport Services. The divestment will allow the company to focus solely on its core business of fleet management solutions.

The outlook for 2011

Management is maintaining the guidance it gave at the end of 2010: revenues are expected to grow at a double-digit rate to reach €48 million to €50 million and EBITDA margin is expected to remain stable at 20%.

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.

Group H. Essers equips 2,000 trailers with Transics’ latest TX-MAGELLAN GEO solution

Trailer management optimisation boosts efficiency

The trailer management solutions that high-end telematics leader Transics International launched earlier this year, clearly meet a need in the transport market, so it appears: carriers are showing a keen interest in the new offering. Shortly after Transalliance (FR), Transics customer H. Essers, Belgium’s largest logistics services provider, also decided to equip its entire fleet with TX-MAGELLAN GEOs, in order to better track its trailers. Earlier this year, H. Essers had already installed TX-MAGELLAN COLD tracers to monitor the temperature in its reefers. Both TX-MAGELLAN solutions are perfectly integrated into Essers’ back office software. By adopting TX-MAGELLAN GEO, H. Essers wishes to optimise its trailer management, thus boosting its efficiency and customer services and strengthening its edge in the market.

Transport and logistics group H. Essers, located in the Belgian province of Limburg, has grown into one of Europe’s leading transport and logistics groups over the past ten years. The company considers its investments in flexibility and quality and its asset-based strategy as the keys to its success. Unlike many other carriers, H. Essers owns its own warehouses, trucks, trailers and IT systems, which allow it to optimally manage all its processes. By installing TX-MAGELLAN GEO, the group wishes to further optimise its trailer fleet management.

Smooth installation

TX-MAGELLAN GEO is part of Transics’ TX-MAGELLAN range. As the tracer is fed by its own battery – which has a lifespan of at least 4 years -, it can be mounted easily and discreetly, in next to no time (a few minutes only). The tracer, which is perfectly integrated into the back office software, pinpoints the exact location of all trailers and whether or not they are coupled to a truck. In this way, the staff in the back office can track the trailer’s location. As freight planners know exactly which trailers are on the road or left unused, they can deploy their fleet to the max.

Quick payback

“Competition is staggering in the transport market. Consequently, we are always on the lookout for solutions to increase our efficiency and cost-effectiveness,” said Ivo Marechal, CEO of the H. Essers Group. “Our trucks have been carrying a Transics on-board computer for many years now. More recently, we have equipped our reefers with TX-MAGELLAN COLD to monitor the temperature conditions. With TX-MAGELLAN GEO, we are able to track each trailer in detail. This will significantly enhance our planning. Moreover, drivers will gain time too, as they will immediately find the trailer they are looking for at the parking lots. These two benefits will ensure an immediate return on our investment.”

Setting the tone

“Until recently, Transics helped carriers improve their communications between trucks, drivers and the back office. Now, we also offer trailer management solutions. The keen interest that Group H. Essers – and many other players in the market – have shown in this new TX-MAGELLAN range proves that there is a need for such solutions that help companies gain an edge over the competition,” said Transics’ CEO Walter Mastelinck. “Group H. Essers has been setting the tone in the Belgian and European transport market for many years now. Transics is proud that it can support its continued growth efforts.”

Group H. Essers, which was founded in 1928, is Belgium’s largest family-owned transport and logistics company. The group offers personalised and integrated solutions throughout Europe. In addition to its headquarters in Genk, Group H. Essers has own offices in 12 European countries. The group has a total warehouse capacity of 700,000 m2; employs 2,600 people and has a fleet of 1,200 trucks and 1,780 trailers. In 2010, Essers generated a turnover of €325 million. www.essers.com

Established in 1991, Transics International NV develops and commercializes high-end fleet management solutions for the transport and logistic 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.