Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel partner with Trackunit to provide telematics solutions for lift equipment
The Ahern Family of Companies includes Ahern Rentals, Xtreme Manufacturing and Snorkel, and an extensive global distribution network, including Diamond A Equipment in the USA, and Ahern International dealerships in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Germany, Ireland, Japan, and Spain.
"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 recognize the full value of the Trackunit platform across the family of companies," said Don Ahern, CEO, Ahern Companies.
Trackunit will be deployed across the Ahern Rentals fleet within the next three years, and 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, and rolled out across the global manufacturing footprint by model type with OEM branded dashboards. The Trackunit telematics solution will also be available on products sold through the Ahern Companies distribution channels, including Diamond A Equipment and Ahern International.
Ahern Companies signed the agreement with Trackunit in early May 2020, and is commencing roll-out in the rental fleet with immediate effect.