WABCO Holdings Inc.(NYSE: WBC), the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, today announced that Vos Logistics, one of Europe’s biggest logistics players, has signed an agreement with WABCO for its advanced Fleet Management Solutions (FMS).
Under the agreement, WABCO will deliver 1,200 TX-SKY™ on-board computers developed by its world-class digital solutions business. TX-SKY will replace the existing FMS system that Vos Logistics has been relying on for over 20 years. Vos Logistics will also use WABCO’s TX-FLEX™ app to support its drivers with out-of-cabin activities.
Boasting a network of 30 branches throughout Europe, Vos Logistics is a leader in road transportation and customer-specific logistics services. With a stated mission of making things simple, manageable and efficient for their customers, Vos Logistics continuously invests in innovation and advanced technology to support safety, operational efficiency and customer service improvements.
The solutions will be provided through WABCO’s Fleet Solutions business which has been created to deliver a global portfolio of parts, solutions and services that are designed to help make leading fleets like Vos Logistics leaner, greener and safer.
Better efficiency and customer service
“In 2018, we identified the need for a new telematics solution, both hardware and software, to improve communication between internal and external stakeholders, gain enhanced efficiency levels and deliver a better service towards our end customers,” said Pieter Derksen, Vos Logistics Purchase Manager. “WABCO worked out a proof of concept, combining a fixed TX-SKY on-board computer and its TX‑FLEX driver app. We tested the platform in 15 vehicles from five subsidiaries and it met every single one of our requirements.”
WABCO’s digital arm has completed the replacement of all 1,200 existing on-board computers in Vos Logistics’ trucks with TX-SKY. These fixed TX-SKY devices will act as a secured communication gateway, providing the drivers with navigation and planning details, as well as feedback on available driving and resting times and driving style.
Additionally, Vos Logistics’ drivers will use WABCO’s TX‑FLEX app on their smartphones to complete out-of-cabin activities. This includes the ability to scan barcodes and signed documents, upload pictures, add customer comments or pallet information as well as report issues. The data is then synchronized with TX-SKY via Bluetooth. As TX-FLEX enables drivers to finalize all documents on the customer’s premises and share them with the back office, the app helps to digitize and reduce the time taken to support a wide range of processes, from product delivery to invoicing. The solutions selected by Vos Logistics are part of a larger portfolio of technologies on offer by WABCO today, which increasingly leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based innovations.
Smooth integration was a key requirement for Vos Logistics when deciding to select WABCO. The firm will use the API tool to link their own app and/or third-party apps, including TransFollow or E-Pionira with TX-FLEX. In addition, WABCO’s comprehensive web services tool will ensure the integration of TX-CONNECT™, its back office platform, with Lovos – the in-house transport management system that supports customer service, freight planning, fleet management and administration in every office.
Reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption
“We are confident that WABCO’s FMS will help us to enhance our operational efficiency and support us in achieving our mission of making things simple, manageable and efficient for our customers,” added Pieter Derksen, Vos Logistics Purchase Manager. “Moreover, the ECO module will support Vos Logistics in its sustainability efforts. Sustainability is key for us. When developing new products and services we opt for logistics services and technologies that reduce both our CO2 emissions and our energy consumption. That will be easier with WABCO’s ECO module.”
In addition to taking a delivery of 1,200 TX-SKY units, Vos Logistics plans to purchase another 300 TX-SKY systems to integrate into the trucks of acquired carriers during the course of 2019.
“We are happy and proud that a major logistics service provider like Vos Logistics has decided to place its faith in our technologies and replace its existing FMS with our advanced platform,” said Peter Bal, WABCO Business Leader Fleet Solutions, EMEA. “We look forward to supporting Vos Logistics in achieving ever greater levels of efficiency and safety throughout their ecosystem and to help them maintain their leading position in the transport market.”
WABCO (NYSE: WBC) is the leading global supplier of braking control systems and other advanced technologies that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO is powerfully “Mobilizing Vehicle Intelligence” to support the increasingly autonomous, connected and electric future of the commercial vehicle industry. WABCO continues to pioneer innovations to address key technology milestones in autonomous mobility and apply its extensive expertise to integrate the complex control and fail-safe systems required to efficiently and safely govern vehicle dynamics at every stage of a vehicle’s journey – on the highway, in the city and at the depot. Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies. Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems and digital services that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency. In 2018, WABCO reported sales of over $3.8 billion and has more than 16,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com.
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