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Masternaut drives Travis Perkins' green revolution

20 January, 2010

Leeds, UK, 19 January 2010 - Travis Perkins plc has teamed up with Masternaut Three X to develop a groundbreaking real-time, web-based fleet management solution for the builders' merchanting, home improvement and construction site supplies industry.  With the first phase of the implementation complete, Travis Perkins is already saving hundreds of thousands of Pounds in fuel costs by stamping out unnecessary engine idling.

The system utilises Masternaut Three X's innovative GreenerFleet environmental management solution and unique VisuLive business intelligence application to manage and monitor 1300 commercial vehicles. Managers can access this information via the organisation's Intranet using a user-friendly browser-based interface.

"Environmental responsibility is a high agenda item for Travis Perkins. Our aim is to minimise idling and improve our overall fleet efficiency. The Masternaut system is enabling this and we are making remarkable savings on fuel usage," says Graham Bellman, Group Head of Transport, Travis Perkins. "The system provides full visibility of fleet activity across the UK and allows us to drill down to individual vehicles. This information is available to every branch and regional manager, helping them to drive performance improvements within their region."

Prior to selecting Masternaut Three X as a solution partner, Travis Perkins conducted an exhaustive review of the telematics market. The company chose to work with Masternaut Three X because of its superior analytical and reporting tools that would deliver accurate detailed reports. In addition, Travis Perkins recognised that the telematics specialist had pioneered important solutions for other industries and that it would be able to further develop the system to meet future requirements.

"Our goal is to lead the way in the builders' merchants industry with the use of innovative technology that reduces our carbon footprint, constantly improves the use of our fleet and enhances customer service," concludes Graham Bellman.

Travis Perkins plc is a leading company in the builders' merchanting and home improvement markets. The group includes some of the leading brands in the industry, Travis Perkins, Keyline, City Plumbing Supplies, CCF, Wickes, Benchmarx, Tile Giant and Toolstation (Travis Perkins own 30 per cent of the company) - and has over 1200 branches across the UK.


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