Vermeer Transport chooses for Groeneveld’s integrated ICT-solution
Vermeer Transport, active in the collection and distribution of floricultural products inside the Benelux and France, has entered the next phase in optimizing their transport automation. By purchasing Groeneveld ICT Solutions’ ATX on-board computers for their entire fleet combined with the already used transport management system Roadrunner and Visual Planner of Groeneveld, Vermeer Transport has an integrated ICT-solution. This enables Vermeer Transport to driver wages automatically, send and process transport orders including a packaging interface, and obtain insight in drivers’ performances.
Since its beginnings in 1924 Vermeer Transport from Numansdorp (NL) has worked its way up to being the specialist in the conditioned groupage transport of flowers and plants in the Netherlands, Belgium and North West France. With its own subsidiaries in Holland and Belgium, a wide service area, daily scheduled services and not to forget their two shift arrangement makes Vermeer an almost non-stop business, therefore an optimal planning of unloading addresses and good communication between driver, loading address and unloading address is crucial. “Vermeer Transport is far from unknown to Groeneveld ICT Solutions, they are already using our transport management system in combination with Visual Planner for many years. This software will now be linked to the newly purchased ATX on-board computers. By doing so, they will gain access to the mobile data, directly from all their trucks,” clarifies Don Volkers, Account Manager at Groeneveld ICT Solutions. The floricultural transportation company is continuously optimizing their transport automation. André de Keijzer, Operational Manager at Vermeer Transport explains why they take this path. “By having our whole fleet installed with ATX on-board computers connected to the homebase software, we will have a future-proof integrated ICT-solution. Also, in the context of supply chain transparency we will start with VPweb. This enables us to optimize our company processes even more.”
Groeneveld ICT Solutions, part of the Groeneveld Group in Gorinchem, made a strategic decision to be a one-stop-shopping supplier for integrated ICT-solutions years ago. Since then important steps are taken to get to this position, both by own developments as with partnerships. “That we are able to provide an integrated ICT-solution to a well-established company as Vermeer Transport, shows our strength to deliver a one-stop-shopping solution. An important recognition of the added value of our products and services, which we are very proud of”, says Ivo Kolman, Managing Director of Groeneveld ICT Solutions.