Ahern opts for Trackunit
By Thomas Allen09 June 2020
The Ahern Family of Companies has chosen to partner with Trackunit as its telematics provider.
The group includes US rental company Ahern Rentals, the OEMs Snorkel and Xtreme Manufacturing, and its distribution network in the US, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Australia, Japan, Germany, Ireland and Spain.
Don Ahern, CEO of Ahern Companies, said, “We conducted an expansive search of more than 14 telematics providers, including a multi-month pilot scheme. At the conclusion of the study, our telematics committee selected Trackunit as our telematics partner.
“Our requirements are expansive since we encompass rental, manufacturing and distribution, and we resolved that Trackunit was the best-suited to the needs of our customers.
“With the integration points to our existing ERP software suites, we expect to be able to recognise the full value of the Trackunit platform across the family of companies.”
The agreement between Ahern Companies and Trackunit was signed in early May, 2020.
Roll-out in the rental fleet has begun with immediate effect and is expected to be completed within the next three years.
New Xtreme and Snorkel lifts will be assembled with a Trackunit compatible connection for customers who wish to install the telematics.
This will become available in late 2020 across the worldwide manufacturing footprint by model type with OEM branded dashboards.
The telematics solution will also be available on products sold through the Ahern Companies distribution channels, including Diamond A Equipment and Ahern International.
Mike Stilwagner, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Ahern Companies, said, “It was imperative that our chosen telematics solution is a well-accepted and proven solution for our customer base, and also satisfied the needs of our internal stakeholders.
“Trackunit is a global product, meaning that our customers can have consistency of data, no matter where their equipment is manufactured or located.
“A benefit of evaluating the available telematics solutions from a trilateral rental, manufacturing and distribution perspective is that we are confident in Trackunit’s ability to meet the needs of our customers, and all of our stakeholders.”