19-01-2015

More PowerFleet orders for Nestlé

A US operation of Nestlé SA has contracted to use I.D. Systems’ wireless PowerFleet vehicle management system (VMS) on more than 700 vehicles across more than 20 facilities, most of them in the US. The contract covers hardware, software and five-year service.
Following implementation, I.D. Systems will have deployed PowerFleet on more than 2,000 vehicles across more than 60 sites for Nestlé.

Yale/Chase Equipment and Services Inc. of City of Industry, California is co-ordinating and supporting the forklift-related business with Nestlé.

"Nestlé takes safety and sustainability in the workplace very seriously," says Ron Meredith, director of logistics operations for Nestlé Waters North America in Stamford, Connecticut. "Deploying a wireless vehicle management system on the industrial trucks in our manufacturing and distribution facilities helps ensure that only trained personnel have access to our equipment, and that they perform a safety checklist before operating it."

A smart impact sensor encourages good driving habits, and the system automatically shuts off idling equipment, reducing fuel consumption and emissions, Meredith notes. As announced in June 2009, Nestlé Waters North America selected the VMS technology for deployment on industrial vehicles at two initial sites and planned expansion to more than 100 sites globally based on expected system benefits.

This contract validates our "strategic initiative to accelerate new product adoption and facilitate more rapid scaling of our solutions, with quality, across large enterprises", says Kenneth Ehrman, chairman and chief executive officer of Woodcliff Lake-based I.D. Systems Inc.

The on-vehicle devices for Nestlé are among hundreds of units incorporating ID Systems' proprietary fourth-generation vehicle asset communicator that were shipped during 2014’s fourth quarter. The new VAC4 simplifies VMS installation on forklifts, typically taking about one hour. Also, VAC4 improves the vehicle operator's experience and enhances VMS functionality.