Print and document solutions specialist Danwood is aiming to increase productivity and cut costs through an investment in TomTom fleet management technology.
The company is installing TomTom’s LINK tracking device across its UK & Republic of Ireland service fleet in order to verify timesheets, automate mileage reporting and fulfil Duty of Care obligations.
During a successful trial of the technology, the Lincoln-based firm saw productivity rise by five per cent thanks to an increase in the average number of jobs completed by engineers each day. In addition, fuel consumption was reduced through more effective routing and admin time slashed due to automated timesheets.
“We aim to stay ahead of the curve in terms of service delivery and TomTom has proved the ideal technology partner in helping us strive towards optimum efficiency and productivity,” said Jim Innes, Danwood project manager.
“A five per cent rise in productivity straight off the bat was very encouraging and we are confident of seeing further gains, in terms of engineers’ field work, fuel savings and back office administration.
“TomTom’s technology offered us a future-proof and scalable solution which promises long-term reliability and the adaptability to cope with an ever-changing business landscape.”
Initially, the technology will be rolled out across 365 of the company’s 450 service vehicles, with subsequent phases set to encompass their commercial fleet and all other regular car users.
Giles Margerison, TomTom Business Solutions’ director, added: “In the current economic climate, businesses of all sizes are increasingly searching for ways in which to boost productivity and cut costs.
“We are confident Danwood will continue to realise considerable benefits as they use our solution to achieve higher levels of synergy across their business and to provide greater insight into their company operations.”