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Ahern goes with Trackunit

The Ahern Group – which includes Ahern Rentals, Xtreme Manufacturing, Snorkel and the wholly owned elements of its distribution network – has agreed a three year partnership with telematics company Trackunit.

Trackunit will be deployed through its entire rental fleet, while Trackunit compatible connections will also be installed on all new Snorkel and Xtreme products over the next three years for customers wishing to install the Trackunit telematics.

Chief executive Don Ahern, said: “We conducted an expansive search of more than 14 telematics providers, including a multi month pilot scheme. At the conclusion of the study, our telematics committee selected Trackunit as our telematics partner. Our requirements are expansive since we encompass rental, manufacturing and distribution, and we resolved that Trackunit was the best-suited to the needs of our customers. With the integration points to our existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suites, we expect to be able to recognise the full value of the Trackunit platform across the family of companies.”

Ahern chief information officer, Mike Stilwagner, added: “It was imperative that our chosen telematics solution is a well-accepted and proven solution for our customer base, and also satisfied the needs of our internal stakeholders. Trackunit is a global product, meaning that our customers can have consistency of data, no matter where their equipment is manufactured or located. A benefit of evaluating the available telematics solutions from a trilateral rental, manufacturing and distribution perspective is that we are confident in Trackunit’s ability to meet the needs of our customers, and all of our stakeholders.”