I-Cell Kft. has been a major player in the Hungarian telematics market for 18 years and this year is celebrating its ten-year partnership with Prévost Hungária Kft and K és V Kft. In the light of the intensity of technological development on the telematics market these figures are remarkable, since both the telematics services and the customer needs have fundamentally changed in the last decade. In our article we give insight into the background of this decade-long loyalty and the more than fifteen’ years competitiveness.
When the fleet tracking systems began to spread in freight forwarding, the service provider could provide only the vehicle”s position, but this information itself could increase considerably the effectiveness of transport companies at that time. Nowadays, telematics is a kind of complex service package that comprises the operation of vehicles, the training of drivers, the tools of measuring the drivers’ effectiveness and the condition of goods delivered and moreover, it is able to integrate all these factors in the whole logistics process as well as to maintain and to increase the competitiveness of companies.
During the last 18 years, i-Cell has been continuously developing its services in order to be able to foresee the customer requirements and its customer-specified solutions could comply also with the individual requirements.
K és V Kft. belongs to the companies who have been using the telematics services of i-Cell for 10 years now. „At that time we had tried all the systems on the market because we were well aware of the importance of telematics services. i-Cell had competitors even 10 years ago. i-Cell had the most logical and transparent system , moreover, the system of i-Cell could be used in the easiest manner. these were the most crucial aspects for our decision. I am still sure that we made a good decision. Since then, as a matter of course, we have been receiving requests and offers from other telematics service providers, and we are basically open to get to know other solutions. Moreover, we often receive offers, where the offerer promise to exchange our current system free of charge and pay all our costs related to the change, but the truth is that no other competitors have been able yet to show us a better solution than the system of i-Cell Kft.” – said József Varga, general manager of K és V engaged in international transport and logistics.
The Prévost Hungária Kft, a company working at a very high level in international freight forwarding and has been a partner of i-Cell for 10 years, still remains the partner of iCell. The general manager of Prévost Hungária Kft., György Szabó says that the telematics plays an increasingly important role in optimising freight organization in the field of freight forwarding and also the future developments follow this direction: „The good telematics system is able to optimise the mileage performance by minimising the empty mileage, thus making the freight forwarding more effective. Nowadays there are transport optimization systems that can create the synergy of more transport companies and which have service providers acting as operators, like i-Cell Kft. and they see the capacity of many vehicle fleets at the same time. Thanks to our telematics system, we are now capable of providing the possibility for the carrier to open and close itself electronically our trailer by remote control or our operator can check the temperature of the cargo bay of the refrigerated trucks. All this significantly increases the security and quality of transport. Our partners – of whom several regularly audit our company – force us to become more efficient and cheaper. It requires ideas and creativity, and we found and kept in i-Cell a flexible and creative partner which can come along with us in this direction.”
The vehicles of Prévost Hungária Kft. and K és V Kft were equipped this year by i-Cell with stickers that indicate also the ten year partnership.