East Midlands firms come together for telematics and vehicle camera solution for fleet

L-R Stephen Parkes, Director of Operations, Pall-Ex Group, Matt Hooper, Sales Consultant, Microlise and David Dunhill, Director of Information Technology, Pall-Ex Group.

Leicestershire-based Pall-Ex, the palletised freight distribution network, has selected Nottingham’s Microlise to provide a telematics and vehicle camera solution across its entire fleet of over 100 vehicles.

The solution will enable Pall-Ex to increase fuel efficiency and reduce operating costs, while also providing its team with the ability to monitor the fleet in real-time, understand and maximise fleet utilisation, and improve driver performance.

Pall-Ex will be using driving performance data gathered through the Microlise telematics solution, to play a central role as it trains drivers, as part of Pall-Ex’s driving academy.

Additionally, Pall-Ex has focused on safety by selecting the Microlise Safety Module, with vehicle cameras being installed across the fleet. This will allow the Pall-Ex team to benefit from a seamlessly integrated telematics and camera solution, and will ensure the team fully understands what has happened in the event of any incident, both through detailed telematics data and real-world footage.

As part of the agreement between the two respective industry leaders, Pall-Ex network members will also enjoy access to best-in-class telematics and technology solutions from Microlise at member-specific rates.

“Our continued investment in technology will help us continue our focus on quality, for which Pall-Ex is renowned,” said Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group Managing Director. “The partnership with Microlise not only ensures our own fleet is powered by best-in-class telematics technology, but also allows our entire membership to benefit as well. We’re excited about this partnership and where it will lead us.”

Pall-Ex Group was formed by entrepreneur Hilary Devey CBE in 1996, and is a network of quality hauliers, which collaborate to deliver leading palletised freight distribution services throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. With its headquarters and central UK hub located right in the heart of the Midlands, Pall-Ex has grown phenomenally since its inception in 1996.

“It gives us great pleasure to work with such a renowned company as Pall-Ex, which has led the way in the palletised freight sector in terms of growth and quality of service,” commented Nadeem Raza, Chief Executive Officer at Microlise. “We’re looking forward to deploying the solution across the Pall-Ex fleet, but engaging with its network of members as well to ensure they are enjoying the benefits technology solutions can deliver, whether that be in terms of performance, safety, environmental impact and beyond.”