Movimatica is a division of the Merlo Group, the Italian plant vehicle manufacturer. It supplies geo-location products to Merlo and other customers, across Europe. Movimatica wanted to offer a new product with the ability to remotely monitor vehicle performance. It would use this information to carry out remote maintenance checks, boosting the vehicles’ reputation in the market.
Vodafone M2M changed the nature of the project. The solution has been created for us, not simply acquired 'off the shelf'. It has shown us effeciencies in our business that will be here for many years.
Vodafone created a solution tailored to Movimatica, with different roaming options. The customer has the option to use one SIM with either one network across Europe or individual networks in each country. A third option, one SIM and one network for each country, is also possible. The installation cost is relatively low in comparison to the vehicle’s high value and more than 5,000 units are expected to be rolled out in year one. Technicians will now have remote access to monitor the vehicles’ mechanical performance, enabling them to gather data for future product development. The SIMs provide security tracking and Merlo can offer a higher added value to its customers.