Cape Town, 4 July 2013 – MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet management, driver safety and vehicle tracking solutions, has been awarded a long-term contract with new customer G4S Cash Solutions (SA). As the country’s largest provider of integrated security solutions, G4S Cash Solutions (SA) elected a MiX Telematics fleet management solution with the aim of better protecting the cash they move around the country on a daily basis on behalf of their customers – while also making sure this is done in the most efficient way possible.
This decision was made following a successful trial that ran over six months, and implementation of the MiX Telematics solution is said to commence shortly.
“We’ll be fitting the solution in 900 G4S cash-in-transit vehicles as well as 330 of their support vehicles,” says Gert Pretorius, Managing Director of MiX Telematics (Africa Fleet Solutions).
“Among other features, the solution will streamline communication between drivers and the control room as well as optimising route planning and vehicle utilisation,” says Pretorius.
Albert Erasmus, the Managing Director of G4S Cash Solutions (SA), sees the solution as an important value-add to their current security offering, stating: “We’re innovators in the field of end-to-end cash technology, and we’re always on the look-out for new ways to integrate technology if it means a safer, more efficient security outcome for our customers.”
“An aspect we’re really excited about is the lowered risk around the delivery of security codes for the vault and doors on our vehicles,” says Erasmus. “Using the MiX Telematics solution, these codes will only become available to drivers upon arrival at a customer site – in real-time – meaning the window of risk in this part of our supply chain will be vastly reduced.”
“We’re really pleased to have G4S Cash Solutions (SA) on-board, and we look forward to helping them lower their exposure to risk, while also equipping them with world-class tools to help them optimise the management of their drivers and vehicles,” concludes Pretorius.
About MiX Telematics
Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a leading global provider of fleet management, driver safety and vehicle tracking solutions. Using the Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model, the company helps customers around the world to effectively manage their mobile assets – an offering strengthened by value-added services like stolen vehicle recovery, consulting services and driver training. MiX Telematics specialises in both fleet and consumer telematics, with customers in 112 countries and an extensive channel partner network. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and has offices in South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom, the United States, Brazil, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Go-Ahead Group, Spar, De Lijn, Vectalia-Subus and Scania.
G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in secure outsourcing in countries and sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. With operations in more than 125 countries and 620,000 employees, we specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.
For more information please visit www.g4s.co.za.