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Civil engineers keep resources on track with Masternaut

1 April, 2004

Westshield, the civil engineering and building contractor, has starting using a sophisticated vehicle telematics service from Masternaut that gives up to the minute information on the location of their vehicles via the web. Westshield monitor the movements of hundreds of vehicles and items of plant, and Masternaut is expected to reduce thefts, cut insurance costs and boost productivity.

As well as live tracking through the Internet, Masternaut provides e-mail reports on the movements and status of its vehicles. This gives Westshield an instant view of the daily activity so that the utilisation of vehicles and resources use can be continually reviewed. Providing a fully automatic log of hours on site and travelling, the reports also give an independent check on service levels.

Westshield Limited has been established for 27 years and is a leading civil engineering firm in the North West of England. With clients such as United Utilities, the Highways Agency, Sefton MBC and leading house builders, Westshield required a system that would provide improved information and control over their field operations.

Masternaut is an entirely web-based service that is available from any PC or device with a web connection. This makes it very accessible and easy to use. No special software is required and Westshield pay a fixed subscription fee that covers all mobile communication, installation and maintenance costs.

“Masternaut makes the whole idea of tracking so easy. We can see where all our vehicles are 24 hours a day by simply going onto the web; it is great for security and peace of mind. The e-mail reports allow us to manage our resources so much better, achieving productivity gains and costs savings that were not possible before” says Patrick Waldron, Westshield’s Operations Director.

Westshield Limited is a well established, family owned and operated Civil Engineering and Building Contractor located in Oldham, Lancashire. Since the formation of the Company in 1977, Westshield has had a remarkable growth of 200% allowing the business to generate a turnover of £20 million in the last financial year. Employing over 200 staff, the company is a specialist multi-disciplined civil engineering contractor and has built it's reputation on the highest standards of customer service in terms of quality and safety.


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Fax: 0113 281 4009
e-mail: info@masternaut.co.uk


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