MiX Telematics Strengthens Commitment to New Zealand Bus and Coach, Transport Industries
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –
MiX Telematics [http://www.mixtelematics.com.au ], a leading global provider of fleet
and mobile asset management solutions, will increase its focus on the evolving New Zealand
transport industry. The company, which will be participating in the Bus and Coach
Association (BCA) New Zealand Annual Conference
[http://www.busandcoach.co.nz/images/files/631/BCA Programme.pdf ] in Auckland for the
first time this week, says it will continue to work on introducing innovative telematics
solutions that cater to this specific market.
MiX Telematics solutions have helped bus and transport companies across the world, and
the company has been operating in New Zealand since 2004 through a partnership with
Wellington- and Auckland-based Vehicle Technologies [http://vehicletech.co.nz ]. The
successful relationship has already established a strong network of clients in the market
including NZ Bus
Fonterra [http://www.mixtelematics.com.au/case-studies/fonterra-milk-collection ], New
Zealand Defence Force, Dyne’s Transport Group, Rentokil-Initial and also introduced
overseas projects in Russia, the United States and Romania.
Alan Hall, Managing Director, MiX Telematics (Middle East and Australasia), said both
partners will continue to support the growth of the industry by offering innovative,
cost-effective telematics solutions that will allow operators to be more successful
commercially and operationally. “With our proven solution portfolio and our established
partner, Vehicle Technologies, we are in a strong position to extend our market reach in
New Zealand,” he said.
MiX Telematics’ state-of-the-art telematics solutions will be on display at this
year’s BCA New Zealand Annual Conference, and has the potential to save the industry
millions of dollars in operating costs each year.
MiX Telematics’ proven In-Vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) delivers up to 10 per cent
savings on annual fuel costs, reduces vehicle wear-and-tear, enhances operational
efficiencies and reliability while improving driver behaviour, increasing passenger
comfort and lowering CO2 emissions. The solution consists of a device that is fitted to
the vehicle’s electronics system and supported with the industry-leading RIBAS in-cab
display that provides ‘real-time’ feedback on driver performance across five categories:
Over-Revving, Excessive Idling, Harsh Braking, Harsh Acceleration and Over-Speeding
(RIBAS). The solution provides fleet operators, managers and owners with an opportunity to
identify where driver training is required to improve operational efficiencies.
NZ Bus has been a customer since 2012 and almost 800 of their 1100 buses are equipped
with the MiX Telematics solution. Zane Fulljames, CEO, NZ Bus, says that “MiX Telematics
has a demonstrated track record of providing effective fleet optimisation solutions and a
clear appreciation for the values that drive NZ Bus.”
Barry Shardlow, Managing Director of Vehicle Technologies, said MiX Telematics’ range
of solutions is helping customers across a variety of areas. “Companies can monitor
efficiency measures in real-time to constantly improve fleet performance and make
decisions on whether further driver training is required to correct any issues identified.
Our reporting services can also provide analysis of the data and show the direct impact on
“At the same time, the drivers themselves can monitor their own behaviour with the
RIBAS Display that is mounted to their dashboard and informs them through visual and
audible warnings if they are close to exceeding the limits in terms of over-revving,
excessive idling, harsh braking, harsh acceleration and over-speeding. The devices are set
according to agreed company parameters and serve as in-cab driver trainers, allowing
drivers to adjust their actions, if possible, to avoid a ‘red light’ event on their
report. It is not intended as a punitive tool; its function rather is to help improve
driver awareness and modify behaviour,” he said.
The MiX Telematics solution has been installed in thousands of buses across Spain,
Germany, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. MiX
Telematics and Vehicle Technologies can be visited at the BCA New Zealand Annual
Conference at the Viaduct Event Centre in Auckland from 9 – 11 July at booths 22 & 29.
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About MiX Telematics
MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management
solutions delivered as SaaS to customers in more than 120 countries. The company’s
products and services provide enterprise fleets, small fleets and consumers with solutions
for safety, efficiency and security. MiX Telematics was founded in 1996 and has offices in
South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uganda, Brazil, Australia and the
United Arab Emirates as well as a network of more than 130 fleet partners worldwide. MiX
Telematics shares are publicly traded on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE: MIX) and on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MIXT).
For more information visit: http://www.mixtelematics.com.au.
Contact information: Leanne Jory Marketing Communications Manager MiX Telematics (International) Tel: +27-21-880-5601 Cell: +27-84-883-2366 Melvin Tang Marketing Specialist MiX Telematics (Australasia) Tel: +61-8-9388-5801 Cell: +61-408-610-817
SOURCE Mix Telematics