AUSTRALIAN vehicle tracking and monitoring company Securatrak has announced a carrier deal with Vietnamese company Mobifone.
Mobifone is the third largest mobile network operators in Vietnam, and has around $4 billion in annual turnover.
The newly announced deal continues Securatrak’s rapid expansion into the South East Asia market.
The South Australian company based in Adelaide has annual turnover of around $20m.
Based in Adelaide, the company provides GPS hardware and software solutions for commercial vehicle fleet management throughout the Oceania region and has developed a successful business model by focusing on the mining sector and occupational health and safety.
The Geotab GO7 In Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) plugs directly into the vehicle’s On Board Diagnostics port, accessing the Engine Management System and is able to track vehicle movements in real time.
The system records petrol usage, driver behavior, such as speeding or harsh driving, distance travelled and time leaving or returning to depots or workbases.
Managing director Mark Holmes said creating growth opportunities in South East Asia was now a focus for the company.
“Our agreement with Mobifone will greatly enhance our growth capabilities in the region and is line with our overall growth strategy of expanding out from our traditional market areas,’’ he said.
“The IVMS technology provides an immediate return on investment for clients.
“It allows companies to greatly enhance driving capabilities. When vehicles are operated inefficiently it greatly increases petrol use and maintenance costs such as wear and tear on the vehicle and tyres. For businesses with large fleets this can be one of the biggest costs to the company.
“It also encourages a good driving culture.
“As well as being a preventative maintenance system is it also a critical tool for Occupational Health and Safety issues, especially when people are working in remote locations by themselves.
Alerts can be set up so the system automatically sends a SMS message or an email identifying an accident or break down. It can also locate vehicles which may have been stolen.
“We are seeing a fundamental change in businesses which have considered this to be something they would like to have to something they have to have.’’
With a broad product profile, Securatrak currently provides custom GPS tracking solutions to approximately 25,000 vehicles tailored to each individual companies or fleets requirements.