Giving plant hire businesses the control they need
With plenty of expensive plant and tools to keep track of, having a simple one-pane view of every powered and non-powered asset is a game changer for plant hire companies. Not only does it allow you to locate inventory in mere minutes, saving valuable time, but it enables the accurate tracking of usage - meaning accurate billing, even for out of hours usage.
Accurate location tracking for total control and increased productivity
Rental and plant hire companies entrust valuable assets and equipment daily. However, businesses can spend up to 38 hours annually locating tools and equipment. This is a drain on time and productivity. ABAX's tool and plant tracking software, along with our vehicle tracking system, offers a solution. It simplifies asset location, inventory checks, and reduces downtime. By streamlining tasks and optimising maintenance, our plant management system boosts efficiency and profitability for rental and plant hire companies in the UK.
10 second location refresh
'Find me' functionality for tools
One-screen view of all assets in your fleet
Reduce unproductive time locating tools
Smartphone app to asset location onsite
Eliminate unauthorised, unbilled usage
Monitoring usage in the plant and tool hire industry serves multiple crucial purposes. It protects revenue by preventing unauthorised and unbilled usage, ensuring all billable hours are captured. It controls costs by identifying misuse and excessive wear early, reducing maintenance expenses. Additionally, plant management software safeguards valuable assets, builds customer trust through accurate billing, ensures legal compliance with regards to usage T&C's, and enhances operational efficiency by optimising equipment availability and maintenance schedules.
Automate accurate daily usage logs
Reduce admin time chasing unauthorised use
Improve revenue through accurate, usage-based billing
Ensuring tools and plant remain in optimal condition
Plant management software plays a pivotal role in the service and maintenance of plant, equipment, and tools for hire companies. Beyond tracking location and usage, our intuitive system delves deeper by closely monitoring asset usage levels, acting as a proactive maintenance indicator, alerting you precisely when service or maintenance is due. The benefits are significant: reduced equipment breakdowns, extended equipment lifespans, enhanced operational planning based on usage patterns, and ultimately, a more dependable and consistent level of customer service.
Plan service and maintenance schedules based on usage, not time
Prolong the life of vehicles, plant and tools
Automate daily usage logs
Full overview of the location of all powered & non powered assets
“Since the installation of the ABAX tracking system we have made substantial savings by cutting down on out of hours usage and therefore reducing risk of accidents and other driving penalties."
Plant Manager at JMC Construction
"Since having the trackers on our vehicles and plant, productivity has increased during the day."
"The system provides me with comprehensive trip reports with routes and driving times. Some of our cost centres also use the system to monitor jobs in their own area."
Compliance Manager at FDS
"We log into our ABAX tracker every morning – the rule at FDS is ‘it’s always on the screen’. Having the ABAX system installed has added great value to our company; it’s made us all much more efficient."
Plant and Transport Manager, Gasco Utilities
“Over Christmas, knowing everything is locked and secure, gives me huge peace of mind. It makes such a difference. We’ve not had a problem with theft since we had ABAX installed and that’s great for the business.”
Project Manager, Parkes Utilities
“We lease a large number of our vehicles and the ABAX system allows me to change the tracker from one vehicle to another in no time at all - something I do can myself at no extra cost.”
Project Coordinator, Turneys Landscapes Ltd
The monitoring of our drivers’ behaviour leads to cost effectiveness in the areas of servicing and the need to buy fewer parts for the vehicles."
“The system allows us to monitor driving behaviour to ensure our vehicles are being driven safely and legally.”
“Prior to the ABAX system we had no way of knowing where a piece of equipment had gone after being assigned to a driver. The tracking now allows us to monitor the whereabouts of these assets when assigned to a driver and a vehicle.”
Office Manager, Nene Valley Tree Services Ltd
“The tracking allowed us to find the precise location of the chipper, and more importantly, to recover it quickly. We are very grateful that the system was installed and saved us around £20,000. Since partnering with ABAX, nothing else has gone missing.”
Owner, QRIS Services Ltd
“We have saved money by switching to Zego, which was a no-brainer, and we also took advantage of the upgrade option which has been useful in being able to track vehicles, even if our drivers happen to be in flight mode.”
Director at G & J Groundwork
“Using ABAX solutions now allows us to operate the business in a much better way on a day-to-day basis. Unlike before, employees don’t leave jobs early as they now know there are trackers on the vehicles."
Wrights Roofing Ltd
“Using the ABAX MINI allows us on a day-to-day basis to know exactly where that product is – that’s £10,000 worth of plant that we can keep an eye on.”
Red Van Plumbers
“It is a tool that allows us to find out exactly where our engineers are without having to interrupt them while they are working. If a customer calls to find out where the engineer is, we can use the tracker to give them an accurate time of arrival without having to contact the engineer and calling the customer back.”
Pro-Lifting UK Ltd
"I never knew there would be so many benefits from using a tracking system to help me improve multiple areas in my business."
director at East Midlands Contracting
"Now everything, from a big tractor down to the last power tool, has a tracker on it and we can basically see where all our kit is on the same screen, which has obvious major benefits!"
Rental Assistant at Barford Hire
"We were able to track the vehicle in real time and relay the position to the Police control room over the phone, which was absolutely brilliant."
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