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Kubota UK and Trakm8 launch telematics partnership

5th July 2016

Kubota UK and Trakm8 launch telematics partnership


Kubota UK have announced a new strategic alliance with telematics and big data provider, Trakm8. The partnership which was announced at the world’s biggest construction, recycling and quarrying show, Hillhead, last month and will enable Kubota UK to provide end-users with a diagnostic and fleet management solution which has been designed to improve machinery efficiency.

Working alongside Trakm8, Kubota UK can now provide a “plug and play” asset tracking and telemetry solution covering its full range of excavators, tractors, groundcare and agriculture machinery. The solution, which can also be integrated with Kubota’s Anti Theft technology, will enable the tracking of a single vehicle or an entire fleet, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will provide up-to-the-minute telemetry data to managers, such as engine and emission data, fuel usage and driver performance and behaviour.

The telemetry unit also offers the ability to audibly alert an operator if the plant item is operating outside its set safe guidelines, with the option of remotely immobilising the machinery if required thus protecting against theft. Trakm8’s Fleet Management solutions are web based, enabling operators to access essential information through a smartphone or tablet.

Dave Roberts, Managing Director of Kubota UK, said: “We are constantly striving to ensure our customers have access to the latest technology that not only improves the performance of our machines, but also enhances their business operations. With this in mind, we are delighted to be working closely with Trakm8 and being able to provide the best-in-class telematics solutions.

“By utilising the latest telematics technology now available, our end users and dealer network can not only minimise machinery wear and tear by promoting positive driver behaviour, but can also reduce their carbon footprint, minimising environmental impact.”

John Watkins, Executive Chairman of Trakm8, said: “The security of plant equipment and the safety of those who use it will always remain a key priority so it is great to be working alongside Kubota to assist their current Anti-Theft technology with features such as geo-fencing and remote immobilisation. We are sure that the cost saving benefits of driver behavior and fuel usage monitoring will be welcomed by customers across multiple industries.”

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