Leading UK plant and equipment provider Flannery Plant Hire (Oval) Ltd and equipment management platform provider MachineMax announce their technology partnership.
Flannery will this week launch its new telematics software to customers. The bespoke dashboard provides consolidated data for customers and has been developed by the hirer with their new technology partner MachineMax.
Patrick Flannery, Managing Director commented, “As a business it is really important to us that we support our clients in finding the best value hire solution. For us the strategic route to this had to be data-led and managed in as close to real-time as possible. MachineMax have, throughout our selection process proved that they understand the value of data and have a system which provides enough flexibility to meet the complex demands of a typical construction site.
The MachineMax proposition and our experience of developing the Flannery dashboard with them over the past few months leaves us feeling very excited about launching this system to clients. They have brought a wealth of useful experience from the heavy equipment sector and a solution that will support our customers to improve productivity, eliminate excessive idling and cut down emissions.”
Amit Rai, CEO said, “We are extremely excited to be able to announce our partnership with Flannery. It has been a privilege to work with such a pioneering and innovative company who understands how to harness the power of data to get the most out of their equipment and enhance customer experience.
We consider this a long-term collaborative partnership and look forward to working together to collectively define industry best practises and push the boundaries on how data is consumed and provided to customers to get the most out of the equipment whilst on site.”
The use of telematics is not new to Flannery, over the last four years the hirer has been working closely with customers to develop functional and consolidated data that helps them make informed decisions about their hire fleet. Understanding of the practical use of this data and experience from previous trials as fed the development of this, new dashboard. The new solution is a more intuitive platform from which fuel, emissions and idle time can be managed more effectively to drive behavioural change onsite.
Shweta Saxena, CPO of MachineMax comments, “With Flannery being a market leader in the UK, it has been great to tap into their deep industry knowledge to co-create a solution which works both for them and their customers. Their progressive mindset and digital vision have resulted in a user centric design, providing a seamless user experience which will change the way in which they interact with their customers.”
Chris Matthew, Strategic Manager from Flannery explains, “The real value-add for us is that it can help us to manage overuse and under use of machines, allowing us to reallocate in a timely manner where appropriate. It also helps us to focus on operators and where there maybe training opportunities for us to deliver appropriate “upskilling” modules (Flannery developed ECO-Training for example).
Going forwards we will be working collaboratively with MachineMax and our clients to develop phase two of this project which is more keenly focused on the dashboards use in Production Management. Trails are underway to consolidate the fantastic data already available on our larger equipment and we look forward to sharing feedback and developments over the coming months.”
About Flannery Plant Hire
Flannery Plant Hire (OVAL) Ltd was incorporated in 1972 by Patrick Flannery. From the original base adjacent to the Oval cricket ground the business has grown rapidly. Now Flannery Plant Hire operates from a purpose-built Head Office next to Wembley Stadium, with a network of six depots in Newport, Birmingham, Manchester, Aberdeen and Dublin.
A family business, people stand at the centre of the Flannery proposition, providing excellence in service, plant standards and safety. By listening to clients’ specific requirements, keeping abreast of the latest legislation and maintaining a relentless level of investment, the company has an unrivalled record of delivering quality and value.
This investment drives our sustainable credentials; a modern fleet in excess of 3,500 units, 35 delivery vehicles and 80 fitters covering sites across the UK 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year. On a typical day between 850 and 900 of our operators are on-site working. With an enviable database of trusted operators who are CPCS certified and machine and company inducted, Flannery are in a unique position as 75% of our enviable database have worked for us before.
As our respected manufacturers, including Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and JCB continue to develop technology, Flannery continues to innovate, finding ways to turn data into meaningful analysis allowing customers to make hire decisions that deliver the most effective, reliable solution for them.
MachineMax provides an equipment management platform for heavy equipment users and owners to maximise the productivity and profitability of every machine in the greenest way possible… any make, any model, anywhere!
MachineMax came to life when Royal Dutch Shell & Boston Consulting Group’s Digital Ventures joined forces to revolutionise the heavy equipment industry. After extensive research, the complexities of tracking mixed fleets, with varying levels of machine connectivity became apparent and so MachineMax developed a product which solves these challenges head on. That was the start of our journey and since then we have deployed across the globe with exceptional results and picked up several industry and technology accolades along the way.
The MachineMax full-stack offering includes a cloud-based aggregation layer which normalises and aggregates incoming equipment data, irrespective of the telematics provider. Cloud computing is then used to deliver real-time data and analysis, displayed in an intuitive platform which is accessible to all stakeholders, allowing users to optimise their fleet operations real time.
Our mission is to track all equipment, allowing our customers to manage their entire fleet from one place, providing visibility and allowing them to make decisions which result in improved revenue and capital discipline, decreased operating costs and a better carbon foot print.