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Glanbia installs Masternaut's GreenerFleet for fuel and carbon reduction

02 Three X
16 February, 2011

Leeds, UK, 15 February 2011

Irish food company Glanbia plc is implementing Masternaut's integrated vehicle tracking and environmental management solution GreenerFleet across its dairy and chilled food delivery fleet. The real-time web-based service will enable Glanbia to focus on fuel management and reduce CO2 emissions.   

Glanbia is one of Ireland's largest food companies and is the supplier of Yoplait, Avonmore and Kilmeaden dairy produce. The company's Consumer Foods division is the largest branded food supplier into the Irish grocery sector with more food brands in The Top 100 than any other supplier. Using its Masternaut tracked fleet, Glanbia makes over 2,500 deliveries a week to a wide range of customers, including most supermarkets and convenience stores operating throughout Ireland's 26 counties. Therefore, the system will help the company with its aim of providing carbon neutral transportation.  

"We are already benefiting from the accuracy and visibility that the Masternaut system has brought to our fleet management. The system is accurate and easy to use. It allows us to keep precise driving time records, ensuring all drivers are compliant with tachograph regulations. The reporting tools are a huge advantage too; the automatic system has these ready for us each morning so there is no additional administration necessary to get the information we need. It gives us a clear view of what is happening out on the road and will help us to gain more efficient use of each vehicle in the fleet- In addition to the vehicle benefits, the system allows Glanbia to proactively manage the performance of our drivers," says Denis Conway, Logistics Manager at Glanbia.   

"Glanbia has already reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 16 per cent over the last two years and Masternaut is the next phase of our continuous improvement and best practice programme. For example, an average delivery truck will burn around four to five litres of diesel an hour when idling. With the high cost of fuel, we want to prevent as much unnecessary idling as possible - which will reduce our operating costs and will help in the reduction of our carbon footprint. This will help us to achieve our aim of providing a carbon neutral transport service," he adds.  

Glanbia is currently using the system as a standalone fuel and emission management tool. However, the intention is to integrate Masternaut with its back office systems in the future. This will involve integration with its SAP business software and its Paragon routing and scheduling optimisation system primarily for the bulk haulage of dairy products. Denis Conway also reports that the vehicle tracking system will also provide a useful addition to payroll as it accurately records all driver activity, for example assigned driver hours and actual hours worked.  

"The system offers a lot of flexibility for further development. Once we have achieved our initial goals of making savings on fuel and further reductions in our carbon footprint, we shall consider the next steps we can take with the system," he concludes.


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