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Telematics: Masternaut builds up homes contract

AN online vehicle tracking service from Masternaut is being used as part of a £700 million contract with the Ministry of Defence.

The MoD contract was awarded to MODern Housing Solutions (MHS), a joint venture between Carillion, Atkins and Enterprise and covers the maintenance of the MoD’s 40,000 plus homes. Masternaut is being used to track a fleet of more than 200 maintenance and service vehicles leased from Carillion Fleet Management, recording every turn and displaying vehicle movements in real time using online street mapping.

Building service and maintenance company Ian Williams has been appointed to provide response maintenance and other works to about 12,000 MoD properties in the south east, west and south west as part of the MHS contract.

They are also a ‘specialist sub-contractor’ for the provision of painting services for about 14,500 MoD properties. Operating from nine response units and four painting units throughout the three zones, they have a 250-strong workforce dedicated to the contract.

Steve Morgan, account manager for Ian Williams, said: ‘Using Masternaut vehicle tracking, we know exactly where all our vehicles are at any point in time. This has had a significant impact on our service delivery, noticeably reducing ‘down time’ and therefore improving overall efficiency. There are also benefits for the health and safety of our mobile workforce, as we know the exact location of every team member we can react quickly should the need arise.’

  • For details, log on to: www.masternaut.co.uk
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