The SPAR Group, which has been a long standing customer of MiX Telematics, is expanding its adoption of MiX’s solutions by now also subscribing to the MiX Track and React service aimed at improving the productivity and safety of its vehicles and drivers. The Group already makes use of MiX’s premium solution.
With a few hundred vehicles under subscription, the Group owns the SPAR retail brand in the region and supports a network of independent retailers supplying goods and services to over 1 000 SPAR stores across Southern Africa by means of its six distribution centres.
“These extensive relationships indicate how successful our solutions are at meeting the specific requirements of the FMCG industry. It is critical for these retailers to perform at optimum levels of efficiency, making MiX Telematics the ideal partner to help derive significant benefits,” says Gert Pretorius, managing director at MiX Telematics Africa.
SPAR first started using MiX’s solutions nine years ago. In addition to the above, the trucks will also be fitted with MiX’s hands-free, in-vehicle communications device aimed at reducing the risk associated with making and receiving calls while driving.
“The safety of our drivers and the efficient delivery of the thousands of products being transported every day are of paramount importance. The additional MiX solutions enable our distribution centres to expand their vehicle and driver monitoring activities in order to further improve the safety and security of our fleet,” says Derek Roos, Group Fleet Optimisation Manager at the SPAR Group.
Telematics is where it’s at in today’s trucking world. These systems are no longer a nice to have. They are a must have for a number of solid reasons.