Solar company go even greener with award-winning Quartix fleet tracking system
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 13:00
SOLAR: A Shade Greener go greener
A Shade Greener, UK leaders in the free solar industry, are reaping efficiency benefits thanks to the award-winning Quartix fleet tracking system.
Tracking more than 200 cars and vans nationwide, the system is allowing A Shade Greener to run a greener fleet, as well as benefitting many company departments.
With A Shade Greener running all operations in-house – including sales, surveys, home visits, installations and post-installations – each department head has a busy team to manage.
David Wise, Operations Manager of A Shade Greener, said: “We have given each department head access to the Quartix tracking system and it has helped them immensely.
“They are able to keep track of their team at all times, and direct their drivers to avoid traffic or change appointments to suit locations.”
A Shade Greener say they are always looking to reduce lead times for customers and be even more responsive.
“The real-time tracking has helped us allocate vehicles more efficiently,” added Mr Wise.
“One of the features we find the most useful is the address search which enables us to quickly find the closest team to a particular location.
“It helps us redeploy them if necessary, offering a quicker response and a greater level of service.”
Quartix’s fleet management reports are also used to keep on top of any maintenance due on the vehicles, while reducing consumption and emissions is also a top priority.
“We are able to monitor how many miles our vehicles are doing which is very important when looking at when services are due,” added Mr Wise.
“It allows us to plan maintenance to further minimise downtime.
“The driving-style monitoring has helped us reduce the speed at which our employees drive, which in turn has reduced fuel consumption for the whole company.
“The service we have received from Quartix since day one has been excellent.
“All the installations were completed in a week which meant minimal down time for our teams and allowed them to get straight back on the road.
“Post-installation customer service has also been fantastic.”
A Shade Greener Ltd are the UK market leaders in the free solar industry with a turnover of £10 million in 2012.
They have installed over 18,000 solar PVs and currently have a team of 400 employees.
Quartix have more than 5,000 customers across a wide range of sectors, while the company’s unique, own-design tracking system has been installed in over 80,000 vehicles.