An Post digitises fleet of 900 vehicles in key enterprise deal

5 May 2016

An Post operates one of the largest fleets in Ireland

Ireland’s postal service An Post is to digitise 900 of its 2,700 vehicles with M2M telematics technology from Irish tech firm Fleetmatics, which will enable managers to know where every vehicle is and how fuel-efficient they are.

Fleetmatics won the deal following a competitive tender.

Dublin-headquartered Fleetmatics provides web-based solutions for fleet operators with visibility into vehicle location, fuel usage, speed and mileage, as well as other insights into the performance of their mobile workforce.

Fleetmatics services 37,000 customers and approximately 737,000 subscribed vehicles worldwide.

The deal with An Post basically converts every vehicle into a source of actionable business intelligence.

Real-time intelligence

“An Post operates one of the largest fleets in Ireland, providing postal services across the country every day, so we really needed a solution that was scalable and efficient,” said Paula Butler, head of Procurement at An Post.

“The powerful combination of Fleetmatics’ solutions –REVEAL+ and Fuel Card integration – helps us stay connected to our drivers in real-time, comply with important regulatory requirements and meet our customers’ needs with speed and accuracy.”

Earlier this week, Fleetmatics, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, reported first quarter revenues of $78.9m, up 21pc on last year.

“This partnership is especially meaningful given that Fleetmatics has been an Irish company from day one, and we employ hundreds of the country’s best and brightest,” said Jill Ward, president and chief operating officer of Fleetmatics.

“This is our largest contract to date in Ireland, and we’re honored that An Post will deploy our cloud-based software to help improve efficiency, drive down costs and improve customer care throughout the organisation.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years