FINSA chooses Transics, which strengthens its leading position in Spain as the market recovers

Transics, the fleet management expert, is happy to see the pick-up in the Spanish economy confirmed with new orders. Since the last quarter of 2013, several large Spanish companies have decided to equip their fleets with Transics’ fleet management solutions. One of them is FINSA, a leading manufacturer of wood-derived products, who will gradually equip 80 trucks with the TX-MAX GO on-board computer and Transics’ back office software, TX-CONNECT. The company praises the easy integration of Transics’ solution and confirms how Transics helps them raise efficiency, thus strengthening their position in the competitive market.

As a leading international group, FINSA relies on a quick and reliable logistics network: 480 vehicles – owned by mainly independent carriers – to ship its wood-derived products across Europe. The company had been considering for a while the possibility of incorporating a fleet management tool to improve its transport operations on the road, and wanted to implement a reliable aid that provides business benefits. After a thorough selection procedure, FINSA chose Transics’ fleet management solution for the following reasons: Transics’ many references in the sector, the outstanding quality of the solution (including the TX-CONNECT back office software) and the ample integration possibilities with the existing ERP solution. TX-MAX GO is being gradually integrated into 80 trucks that work for FINSA.

Intensive monitoring and enhanced planning

The expectations were high: FINSA wanted a solution that would help them improve the follow-up of its drivers’ location, status and driving times; ensure permanent communications and enhance the planning. Transics’ TX-MAX GO on-board computer and its TX-CONNECT back office software prove to be up to the job. Transics helps FINSA follow up the trucks, trailers and drivers, in real time. And the seamless integration of the Transics platform into the ERP system surely enhances planning and customer services. “The solution has greatly helped us automate processes too,” says Juan García Guiance, Coordinator of the Department of Road Transportation at FINSA. “We can now, for example, automatically send orders out of our planning tool, which provides us greater flexibility in the back office and improves the communications with the driver.”

Raise efficiency, cut costs

“We are delighted to welcome FINSA as a customer and experience how the Spanish economy is slowly recovering,” says Walter Mastelinck, CEO of Transics. “Transics offers just the right solutions to help carriers raise efficiency and cut costs. And that’s exactly what they need to keep an edge in the highly competitive transport market,” concludes Transics’ CEO.

Founded in 1931, FINSA is the oldest chipboard and MDF manufacturer in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays, the company produces a wide range of wood-derived products. With 13 factories, 18 sales offices across 9 countries and an experienced export department that currently works with customers in over 60 countries, FINSA is an internationally recognised leader in the wood industry. The group generated a turnover of 759 million Euros in 2012 and employs 3.216 people.

Transics International NV, a WABCO company, was established in 1991. Transics develops and commercialises fleet management solutions for the transport and logistics sector. Due to many years of experience, thorough R&D efforts and an intensive focus on the customer experience, Transics has become a European leader in its sector and is working on its global expansion. In addition to its headquarters in Ypres (Belgium), Transics is active throughout Europe.