TRANSWAGGON Group is equipping its entire fleet of 13,500 freight wagons with SAVVY Telematic Systems devices.
As part of earlier agreements with ScandFibre Logistics (SFL), TRANSWAGGON had equipped approximately 6,500 of its wagons with SAVVY’s CargoTrac progressively since testing 50 units in 2015.
TRANSWAGGON is now extending its agreement with SAVVY to install CargoTrac on another 7,000 wagons over the next three years, completing installation across its entire fleet.
The installation will give TRANSWAGGON full visibility into the location of all its wagons. “TRANSWAGGON leases out part of its fleet to a logistics provider that specializes in rail transport for the Scandinavian lumber industry,” said SAVVY, referring to SFL.
“To be used in Northern Europe, the telematics units have to withstand the harshest climatic conditions. The batteries in SAVVY devices work reliably, even in temperatures up to – 40 degC. The telematic units are not only very robust, they determine the position with an accuracy of up to two meters,” stated SAVVY.
To assist transport planning SAVVY software monitors location at more than 1,000 points of interest (POIs) and automatically calculates the distance to the next ten POIs.
“This makes it possible for transport planners to maintain an overview of all their shipments and the exact position of each individual wagon. This seamless tracking & tracing enables TRANSWAGGON’s customers to organise their processes more efficiently,” said SAVVY.
The telematics system also monitors shock and vibration and sends notifications to selected parties when threshold values are exceeded.
“After our very good experiences so far, we are looking forward to the second large project phase”, said Daniel Schmid, head business development and procurement at TRANSWAGGON.
“The goal is to have all of our freight wagons digitalised with SAVVY devices by 2023. This means that we can provide our customers with a state-of-the-art telematics solution that helps them to continuously improve their logistics processes.
“SAVVY Telematic Systems has proven itself to be an excellent partner, one that works with us proactively and constructively to obtain best-possible solutions.”
“We highly value the loyal and cooperative partnership with TRANSWAGGON,” added Aida Kaeser, CEO of SAVVY Telematic systems.
“We are delighted that, after five years, TRANSWAGGON has once again chosen SAVVY. This strengthens our conviction to develop top quality telematics devices that work reliably and very accurately even in extremely cold conditions. Our innovative products generate important competitive advantages for companies in the chemical, transportation and logistics sectors.”