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Situational Awareness and Telematics provider Restrata has won a contract with Aramex to supply 500 vehicles with customized, portable in-vehicle monitoring devices.
Shadi Abuhijleh, freight operations manager, Aramex said Restrata’s technology, would give Aramex total asset visibility, a portable solution for leased subcontractor vehicles and operational efficiency.
“Aramex installed Restrata Fleet Optimization technology on 500 Vehicles operating in the UAE and cross border,” he said, adding that implementation began in Q2 2017 and positive results have already been achieved.
“Restrata’s technology has exceeded our expectations, we are now able to quickly install hardware on vehicles as they arrive to collect consignments, dynamically route vehicles and engage with subcontracted drivers in real-time, as a direct result of this; we have seen substantial savings in operational costs and are able to work much more efficiently with our subcontractors,” Abuhijleh said.
Aramex CEO Hussein Hachem was recently quoted in an interview with CEO Middle East explaining the importance of technology and the requirement for businesses to move into the digital space. He stated, “I don’t see digital as a luxury; it is a necessity, and we are predominantly going down that route.”
David Nicholls, VP situational awareness and telematics at Restrata said, “We have secured a 36-month contract with Aramex to supply a customised, portable in-vehicle monitoring kit that will enable total visibility and monitoring in real-time, of their mobile delivery assets.
“Restrata are delighted to work with such a prestigious company who have a heritage deeply rooted in innovation, consistently challenging themselves to do things smarter and more efficiently for their customers. Restrata shares that same drive to innovate and disrupt.”
Fleet technologies such as vehicle telematics can dramatically help organisations overcome the challenges facing the logistics and transportation sector, including not only improving efficiency but also safety, a hot topic in the UAE at present.
Restrata have been successfully delivering fleet technology projects in the region for 10+ years with many of the world’s leading organizations. Through their recent partnership with Integral DMCC, Restrata technology can now be supported with a holistic approach to supply chain business process improvement, ensuring long term success for the business and an ROI on the technology investment.
Restrata is the official distribution partner of Teletrac Navman technology in the MEA region. Teletrac Navman has been at the forefront of developing technology that supports clients in the transport and logistics sector to lower operational costs and improve overall fleet management for more than 25 years.
Headquartered in the UAE, with additional offices and representatives throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, Restrata provides a range of services in addition to situational awareness and telematics, including physical security consulting, HSE consulting, crisis and continuity management, workforce development and managed services.