Schmitz Cargobull and idem telematics

Common interface for efficient data management
2018-155 Schmitz Cargobull und idem telematics

Hanover, 24.09.2018 - Schmitz Cargobull and the BPW Group announce a strategic cooperation in the field of telematics at the IAA Commercial Vehicles: In future, data can be exchanged between the "cargofleet3" telematics system of BPW subsidiary idem telematics and the new Schmitz Cargobull TrailerConnect portal via a common interface.

Common interface for efficient data management

At the customer's request, the data from both systems can be integrated into the respective portals and clearly displayed. Digital data and temperature management are basic prerequisites for the logistics of the future. For this reason, Schmitz Cargobull will equip all refrigerated semitrailers ex works with TrailerConnect and a certified digital temperature recorder as standard equipment under the motto "100% Smart".

"Telematics systems from a wide variety of manufacturers are now in use in almost all fleets. By opening the interfaces and integrating the data into their respective portals, the market leaders Schmitz Cargobull and idem telematics are responding to the customer's request for all fleet data to be displayed in one interface. This enables a significantly more efficient and simpler fleet management. Two partners, who stand for the highest data quality, are now cooperating to achieve this. "Simple handling and overview of the own data on a view are a standard, which we would like to offer to our customers in the future together", explain the managing directors Jens Zeller (idem telematics GmbH) and Marco Reichwein (Cargobull Telematics GmbH). "With this co-operation we set a further milestone in the conversion of the 'Internet of Transport'", says Jens Zeller.

The strategic cooperation will be implemented at short notice. Schmitz Cargobull and idem telematics are planning to integrate data from other systems into their own portals in future at the customer's request.

idem telematics will present its solutions at the IAA Commercial Vehicles (20 - 27 September in Hanover) at the BPW Group trade fair stand, Hall 26, Stand C31, Schmitz Cargobull can be found in Hall 27, Stand F 26/37.

2018-155 Schmitz Cargobull und idem telematics

About Schmitz Cargobull Telematics

Schmitz Cargobull Telematics GmbH, based in M√ľnster, Westphalia, is a 100% subsidiary of Schmitz Cargobull AG and the market leader in trailer telematics solutions with more than 20 years of experience in the market and more than 50,000 installed units. Schmitz Cargobull Telematics offers an extensive product portfolio including services, in particular in the area of temperature-controlled transport to both vehicles of the manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull, and as a retrofit solution. In January 2018, the new TrailerConnect 2.0 portal and the new TrailerConnect CTU3 telematics hardware were presented; in September, the manufacturer Schmitz Cargobull announced that in future all refrigerated semi-trailers would be equipped with a CTU3 including 24-month portal access as standard. The core business of Schmitz Cargobull Telematics GmbH is the continuous improvement of business/logistics processes and the support of customers in digitisation.

About Schmitz Cargobull:
With an annual production of around 63,500 trailers and with around 6,500 employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, trailers and truck bodies for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately 2.29 billion in the 2018/2019 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the North German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and consistently established quality standards spanning every level: from research and development, through production and service contracts, to trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used semi-trailer.

The Schmitz Cargobull press team:

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