Rating: Powered by TomTom and Vodafone’s M2M network
A study commissioned by Vodafone from Environmental Resources Management (ERM) has found that the lorry fleet operated by Zenith Hygiene Group has saved almost 600 tonnes of CO2 a year. Zenith has been deploying TomTom Business Solutions‘ business fleet management technology which is enabled by Vodafone’s global machine-to-machine (M2M) network. ERM reported that, “In financial terms, it is estimated that if Zenith Hygiene continues at the current level of fuel efficiency, it could save in the region of £218,000 per year on fuel costs, with a further potential £50,000 on reduced maintenance costs.” Zenith’s financial savings have resulted in an ROI (Return-On-Investment) being realised by the cleaning and hygiene firm within just three months.Zenith achieved these savings with TomTom’s tracking, navigation and ecoPLUS devices installed across its fleet of vehicles.
They are powered by Vodafone’s M2M networks which enable businesses to connect, monitor and manage devices across the world.
The joint solution has enabled Zenith to track vehicle usage and fuel consumption, while managers and drivers alike have been given an insight into performance behind the wheel.
As a result they have been able to minimise incidents of speeding and harsh driving and promote a greener, safer and more efficient fleet operation.
“Together with TomTom we have enabled firms all over the world to save hundreds of thousands of pounds annually,” commented Erik Brenneis, head of Vodafone Global M2M.
He continued, “The efficiency gains and costs savings made by Zenith provide compelling evidence for business investment in advanced fleet management technology.”
“Business benchmarking and effective change management have been key ingredients in Zenith’s success,” observed Giles Margerison, director UK and Ireland with TomTom Business Solutions.
“TomTom works closely with all its business customers to ensure they maximise the potential of their fleet management technology and optimise operational efficiency.”
TomTom Business Solutions’ fleet management solutions and professional telematics services utilise its WEBFLEET online platform.
Vodafone’s M2M solutions operate principally in the utilities, automotive, logistics, and remote maintenance and security sectors.