Vehicle tracking provider DigiCore secures new contract with Southern Water

Vehicle tracking provider DigiCore has been selected by Southern Water, the water and wastewater company serving more than two million households in the South East of England, to develop and install a telematics-based tracking system across 520 vans within its vehicle fleet. The bespoke solution will utilise DigiCore's innovative C-track vehicle tracking tool and enable Southern Water to better manage its mobile service teams within Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight...

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb. 19, 2007 (NewswireToday) -- Vehicle tracking provider DigiCore has been selected by Southern Water, the water and wastewater company serving more than two million households in the South East of England, to develop and install a telematics-based tracking system across 520 vans within its vehicle fleet. The bespoke solution will utilise DigiCore's innovative C-track vehicle tracking tool and enable Southern Water to better manage its mobile service teams within Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Vehicle tracking is expected to become an essential element of Southern Waters' operational management process, contributing to greater fleet efficiency and enhanced control of mobile assets and workforce. The system will optimise job allocation and streamline workflow, allowing the company to reduce unnecessary vehicle mileage and react quicker to customer needs.

The functionality and flexibility of C-track has provided Southern Water with the ability to link the vehicle tracking system to other third-party back office systems. The ability of the server-based operating software to integrate with other technology such as scheduling and management systems will enable Southern Water to enhance its existing key performance indicators (KPI) reporting structure.

DigiCore is the latest market leading supplier appointed by Southern Water as part of its five-year GBP 2 billion [US$3.9 billion] environmental improvement program. These supplier partnerships are designed to achieve business and operating efficiencies that will enable the company to provide its customers with competitive water bills and unrivalled customer service.

Nev James, Program Manager at Southern Water commented: "We are committed to delivering unprecedented levels of investment, and this contract with DigiCore underlines Southern Water's desire to work with international industry experts to achieve operational improvement and provide better value to our customers. Vehicle tracking will enable Southern Water to achieve substantial savings, whilst contributing to improved service performance."

Tom O'Connor, Managing Director of DigiCore Ltd said: "We are delighted that Southern Water has selected us as their telematics partner -- DigiCore has a proven track-record within the utility sector to effectively deliver large-scale vehicle tracking solutions. The C-track system has become the vehicle tracking system of choice amongst utilities businesses by repeatedly demonstrating the value it can provide."

C-track is a sophisticated fleet management system that adopts the latest technology to provide a comprehensive real-time vehicle management tool. This proven solution provides vital information about mobile assets and workforce, and offers a scaleable mobile solution that meets the complex needs of car, van and commercial vehicle fleet operators.

Digicore (www.digicore.com) is a global company with 15 years experience developing and implementing end-to-end vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions. Its advanced C-track technology is fitted to more than 170,000 vehicles operating in 22 countries across 4 continents. The company works in partnership with its customers to develop solutions that deliver measurable business and operational benefits by providing total visibility and control of mobile assets and mobile work forces. It utilises a range of vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation and security tools, to provide commercial vehicle, van and car fleet operators with scaleable solutions that offer flexibility, reliability and functionality.

Southern Water (www.southernwater.co.uk) is responsible for delivering clean, fresh water to around one million households in the South East of England, as well as treating and recycling dirty water from nearly two million homes. The company has approximately 104 water supply works collecting and cleaning water before it is used, and 390 wastewater treatment works treating the water so that it can be returned to the environment.

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