Sunbelt Rentals in the UK is to install ZTR access management software and telematics in its entire powered access fleet.
The company is investing almost £1 million to retrofit the software and keypads to every machine it owns and will also offer its customers a complete user interface within its recently launched customer portal or ‘Command Centre’. The telematics data from each machine will feed directly into the portal, providing site managers with full tracking and visibility in order to help increase efficiency and operator safety while reducing incidents and near misses. They can also link in IPAF PAL cards to an operator’s profile or assign a unique keypad code that can be added to groups of machines, individual assets and/or specific operators.
Sunbelt’s director of operational excellence Mick Ledden said: “We will address these challenges with our new powered access telemetry programme by offering sustainable and safe products which will ultimately elevate standards industry wide. We’re not just rolling out this programme in fits and starts and it won’t be limited to retrofits. It will be the OEM standard as new powered access machines join our fleet. A focus for Sunbelt Rentals is to drive our customers and our own sustainability plans, this programme is a solid step in getting a key product line connected to our wider ‘IoT’ plans.”
“We chose to partner with ZTR because of their expertise and all around collaborative approach. ZTR has shown a genuine desire to develop and innovate for and in partnership with us, so that we can work together to continue to push boundaries and provide a world class customer experience.”
ZTR regional director Lars Reehorst added: “For ZTR, partnership isn’t just about the technology, it’s also about working collaboratively to continuously improve safety, sustainability, and service by data insights. For Sunbelt Rentals UK, only the best is good enough – the speed, scale and level of innovation is what makes this programme unique and exciting. And it’s ZTR’s speciality – an end-to-end solution from professional installations all the way to integration into Sunbelt’s Command Centre.”