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Roadmap monthly newsletter - October 2011

  1. 1. October 2011Roadmap monthly newsletter In this issue New Certified Partner Frotcom now in CroatiaEditorialW Case Study e are very proud of Frotcom’s new Serma Linde - Experiencing website. Have you checked it? significant cost reduction We decided to change to a lighter, more News and eventsdynamic site, with options for visitors to watch videos about Frotcom’s newthe solution, try Frotcom for themselves and get in touch website goes livewith Frotcom Certified Partners. Frotcom in space!Additionally, special sections were created for specific activities. For instance,visitors active in international road transportation will now have information This and much more…about typical benefits related to that area of business.This was complemented with new information about Frotcom’s accessories andoptional modules, too. One of the most popular links on the site allows visitors to download a guide, “10 tips for better Fleet Management.” It contains simple recommendations which can be useful to any fleet manager, be it a large fleet with dedicated fleet management or a small company with only a couple of vehicles.At the end of the day, our goal was to have information about Frotcom moreeasily available to visitors. Judging from the nice comments received fromcustomers and visitors in general, the goal was clearly achieved.Valério MarquesCEO - Frotcom InternationalA note from the editor – If you would like to have your own say in the next edition of this newsletter please donot hesitate to get in touch at Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 1
  2. 2. Did you know?New Certified Partner In Frotcom you can see theFrotcom now in Croatia path followed by more thanFrotcom International and Modus Altera d.o.o. have recently embarked on a one vehiclepartnership for the foundation of Frotcom Croatia. The Multiple Tracking feature makes it possible. In order to see this happening,The company Modus Altera was founded in 2011 with the purpose to operate in go to Fleet > Map, then choose Mapthe Croatian market of vehicle tracking and fleet management. In pursuit of a Options and select the vehicles forsolution that would help them grow and expand, the company chose Frotcom which you want to see the paths.Vehicle Tracking System which, in their opinion, thoroughly matched their needsand expectations. According to Marijo Uroic, CEO of Modus Altera, “In my previous work I experienced the use of GPS satellite monitoring of vehicles and so we looked forward to the idea of incorporating a vehicle tracking system in our plan of development. When we met Frotcom International we immediately decided that they were The selected vehicles will be displayed the company that will help us achieve our objectives. on the map showing their paths as blueWe are sure that partnering with Frotcom is a big opportunity for us to develop tails.and soon gain a respectable position on the Croatian market.”Nuno Liñan, Marketing Director at Frotcom International said that “It is ourgreat pleasure to have Modus Altera as our new Frotcom Certified Partner. Weforesee a long lasting and rewarding collaboration that will help both ourcompanies achieve the expected results. We will offer Frotcom Croatia our fullsupport and we are confident that they will be successful on the Croatianmarket.” This feature can be useful to compareROADMAP welcomes Marijo Uroic and the Frotcom Croatia team on board and the paths followed by several vehicles.wishes them successful operations. Overlapping paths can mean, for instance, that two vehicles areSome words about Croatia travelling along the same roads whenSituated along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia only one vehicle would be enough forserves as a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe. that transportation or service.Croatia is a member of the United Nations, the Council ofEurope, NATO, the World Trade Organization and CEFTA. It is On the other side, when two vehiclesclassified as an emerging and developing economy by the with the same start and end points areInternational Monetary Fund and a high income economy by the World Bank. travelling on different roads, it can>Capital: Zagreb >Currency: Kuna >Language: Croatian mean that at least one of them is not using the shortest route.>Population: 4,290 >Territory: 56,542 sq. Km >GDP: USD 78.090 billion By showing these vehicle trailsRoadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 simultaneously, this sort of analysis isFrotcom vehicle tracking system | simpler to achieve.Angola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 2
  3. 3. Tip of the monthCase studySerma - Experiencing significant cost reduction Vehicle clusteringPresent in the Aragon region, Spain, since 1984, SERMA, S.A. is a completesolutions provider for storage and transportation of goods. Vehicle clustering is mostly useful for large fleets, where it is very hard to seeApart from offering a complete range of lift trucks, the company has developed all the vehicle icons on the map,complementary logistics services with the purpose of providing customers with a especially when it is zoomed out.personalized solution, complete and agile processes in storage and transport ofmaterials. All you need to do is first set Use clustering in Fleet > Map to ON, in MapThe company also disposes of excellent after sales service maintenance planning extend the maximum life of their trucks. Currently it is serving a fleet of 6.000lift trucks in the areas of Aragon and Soria.Ángel Herrero, Head of SERMA’s After Sales Service said that “Theincorporation of Frotcom’s Vehicle Tracking System allowed us to be moreefficient and provide a higher level of service to our customers. We have alsoexperienced a significant cost reduction for each kilometer travelled by ourtechnicians. Frotcom has proved to be a reliable and professional partner with Instead of showing neighbor vehicleshighly effective solutions.” piled up on top of each other, FrotcomFor more information about the company, you can visit their website at will display a single cluster icon indicating the number of vehicles in that neighborhood:ROADMAP congratulates the Frotcom Spain team for this successful project! The cluster symbols mark the positions of groups of vehicles which are close to each other. The number on the cluster symbol indicates how many vehicles are in that cluster or group. To see the vehicles inside each cluster,Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678 just zoom in.Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 3
  4. 4. News and events Next, on RoadmapFrotcom’s new website goes live News and events,Roadmap is pleased to announcethat Frotcom has just released its more new Frotcom featuresbrand new website. and tips will be presented.Visitors can now experience anewly designed Frotcom website,offering easier navigation, with This and more, so don’t missmore images and in-depthinformation about Frotcom and the next issue of Roadmap.vehicle tracking.Visit now Frotcom’s new website at in space!On September 20, 2011, a team of Slovenianengineers and enthusiasts, under the auspices of AudiSlovenia and as a part of the campaign for the newAudi A6 Avant, launched a stratospheric balloon intospace to an altitude of over 25,000 meters. The probewas equipped with two cameras, radar, so thataircrafts were able to avoid the probe, and a FrotcomGPS tracker. The tracking device was needed for thelanding location of the probe. As soon as the probe landed, Frotcom Sloveniaforwarded them coordinates and in no time the probe was found.We already knew that Frotcom was a product out of this world, but finally wehave the proof! To watch a video of planet earth taken by this probe during thejourney in space, check out Cyprus mobile Service Frotcom Cyprus has recently personalized their service cars to clearly transmit their commitment that Frotcom will provide full service to all companies in Cyprus anywhere at any time.Roadmap Monthly Newsletter | | Tel + 351 214 135 670 | Fax +351 214 135 678Frotcom vehicle tracking system | www.frotcom.comAngola |Belgium |Brazil |Bulgaria |Cameroon |Cyprus |Croatia |D. R. Congo |Greece |Italy |Kenya |Luxemburg |Macedonia |Madagascar | Mauritius|Morocco |Portugal |Reunion Islands |Romania |Rwanda |Senegal |Serbia |Seychelles |Sierra Leone |Slovenia |Spain |Tanzania |Uganda | 4