Burma Plant Hire expands fleet management solution with Ctrack after long-term improvements in operational control and productivity


New software solution will provide in-depth fleet performance analysis of company’s 531 strong fleet

Ctrack, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq: MIFI) today announced that Burma Plant Hire (Pty) Ltd, the largest earthmoving plant hire company in the Western Cape, will add Ctrack’s Fleet Analytics Service to its existing Ctrack MaXx fleet management solution. This advanced dashboard management software will provide powerful in-depth analysis on critical fleet performance factors, such as green band driving, excess idling time and earth moving machinery hours. This will enable Burma Plant Hire to improve productivity, whilst reducing costs and providing the best service to their clients.

Burma Plant Hire has operations across South Africa and neighbouring country Namibia. With a fleet of 531 vehicles, the company has been using Ctrack’s Yellow Equipment Solution for the last four years to monitor the performance, use and behaviour of its yellow machinery as well as their LDV’s. This is to ensure optimal operational monitoring for cost saving and life cycle extension of its equipment.

Said Theuns Burger, CEO of Burma Plant Hire: “By utilizing the Ctrack Analytics platform to its fullest capacity, we can improve our productivity, offering the best service and solutions to our clients in order to meet the high standards that Burma Plant Hire set for ourselves. We can also continuously strive to find solutions to eliminate vehicle abuse and reduce diesel costs, whilst ensuring the utmost safety of our staff members and clients.”

The Ctrack advanced fleet management solution has also been deployed across the company’s fleet of lowbeds, tipper trucks and dumper trucks, as well as its more than 100 light delivery vehicles (LDV’s). Over the years, the solutions have enabled them to accurately monitor their yellow equipment by saving countless hours’ downtime and maintenance costs.

Incorporating Ctrack Fleet Analytics gives Burma Plant Hire the means to analyse the vast amounts of telematics data. Using rich fleet analytics and smart interpretation of data, the software provides the information needed for critical decision-making, from cost savings to future investments. This solution is outsourced to enable the company to receive expert analysis, without the added overheads of employing analysts.

“Since being selected in 2012, Ctrack has worked closely with Burma Plant Hire to address the inevitable operational risks that companies who specialise in the yellow metal fields face. Including fleet analytics in their solution will no doubt add further value to this successful and mutually beneficial partnership,” said Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions.