Sunbelt Rentals Launch Telematics Partnership with ZTR

news 26 Mar 2021

We’re challenging the powered access industry by taking the lead in safety and service through the introduction of a new fleet-wide telematics programme.

We’re applying revolutionary access management software, from ZTR to all of our powered access fleet. At a cost of nearly £1million we’ll introduce a new standard of safety and telematics operations.

A Sunbelt Rentals Operative Attaches a Telematics Device to a Sunbelt Rentals JLG Powered Access Machine

This is being introduced as we know our customers are facing increased issues with access control, from unauthorised use, theft or unsafe operation and that the solution from ZTR can help to prevent that.

Mick Ledden, Director of Operational Excellence at Sunbelt Rentals said: “We’ll address these challenges with our new powered access telemetry program by offering sustainable and safe products which will ultimately elevate standards industry wide”.

We’re not just rolling out this programme in fits and starts and it won’t be limited to retrofits. It will be the OEM standard as new powered access machines join our fleet.
Mick Ledden, Director of Operational Excellence at Sunbelt Rentals


Ledden continued: "A focus for Sunbelt Rentals is to drive our customers and our own sustainability plans, this program is a solid step in getting a key product line connected to our wider ‘IoT’ plans”.

ZTR Telematics Device attached to a Sunbelt Rentals JLG Powered Access Machine

Customers will benefit from a complete user interface within our customer portal - Command Centre. The telematics data will feed directly into the portal and the Command Centre can give site managers visibility of their whole site. This in-turn will increase efficiency and operator safety, whilst reducing incidents and near misses.

As part of the software customers will also be able to access data and insights and review usage and productivity.

Site Managers can also use the additional features offered by the roll out to validate and link IPAF PAL cards to an operator’s profile, or assign a unique keypad code that can easily be added to groups of machines, individual assets and/or operators giving the customer true flexibility within their hired fleet.

ZTR Telematics Device on a Sunbelt Rentals Powered Access Machine

Ledden went on to say: “We chose to partner with ZTR because of their expertise and all-around collaborative approach. ZTR have shown a genuine desire to develop and innovate for and in partnership with us, so that we can work together to continue to push boundaries and provide a world class customer experience”.

Lars Reehorst, ZTR Regional Director, EMEA echoes that sentiment.

For ZTR, partnership isn’t just about the technology, it’s also about working collaboratively to continuously improve safety, sustainability, and service by data insights
Lars Reehorst, ZTR Regional Director


Lars continued: For Sunbelt Rentals UK, only the best is good enough – the speed, scale and level of innovation is what makes this program unique and exciting. It’s ZTR’s speciality, an end-to-end solution from professional installations all the way to integration into Sunbelt Rentals Command Centre.”

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