Michelin has diversified its business model from being a purely tyre company to incorporating fleet solutions for the trucking industry through the use of high-tech telematics and data analysis in a product called Micheline Connected Fleet – making its debut in South Africa.
Michelin Connected Fleet solutions are designed to provide tools and information that fleet operators and managers need to easily manage their fleets on a daily basis and transform their operational efficiency. Michelin Connected Fleet customers today represent approximately 300-million journeys a year across Europe, North America and South America – 70 000 customers, spanning 16 countries.
Currently the Michelin Group has more than 1,2-million vehicles under contract. Michelin Connected Fleet is leveraging this technological leadership to provide its customers with the key success insights and tools in order to reconcile their economic, human and environmental challenges.
Speaking during the local launch, Shivani Pillay, Michelin Connected Fleet Country Manager, said: “We are focused on helping fleet managers to accelerate their business with consultancy services, based on smart data and tools, which lead to better insights and visibility.”
Michelin Connected Fleet transforms data into insights to act as a partner and transform fleet operations. The team is focused on helping to optimise fleet productivity, increase uptime, reduce operational costs, whilst also bolstering road safety and preventing accidents by providing valuable feedback on driving behaviors.
Michelin Connected Fleet also provides tools to avoid risky situations, with a suite of configurable alerts and high security add-ons to increase security of goods transportation, a key necessity in the South African market.
Highlighting Michelin Connected Fleet’s offer, Shivani Pillay added: “Our offers stand out for delivering personalised consultancy from our team of Michelin Connected Fleet experts. It’s no longer enough just to provide access to fleet data; we have performance analysis embedded into our offering.
“This means we are perfectly placed to help customers master the management of their fleets and improve their operations. Our analysis can help transporters be at the forefront of fleet management. We’re focused on adding value, at every stage.”