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Satellite vehicle tracking from Navman Wireless for Community Building Services

National building maintenance group Community Building Services (CBS) Ltd has invested in state-of-the-art satellite vehicle tracking as it continues to find new ways of improving its service to customers.

The Hertfordshire-based business, which provides repair services for housing association and local authority clients across the UK, has installed technology from Navman Wireless, the UK’s largest provider of vehicle tracking, in over 100 of its fleet of vehicles.

"Our vision to be recognised as one of the leading maintenance providers within the sector means we’re always looking to improve our service to our clients and their residents," said Colin Gallagher, Commercial Director at CBS, a part of Affinity Sutton – one of the largest housing groups in the UK.

"When we saw the tracking system from Navman Wireless, it became immediately clear that the technology had huge potential to help us do just that."

"Being able to monitor the movement of our fleet allows us to streamline routes, improve job allocation and monitor how long our employees have been on a particular job."

"In turn, this means we’re able to cut fuel usage, improve our response times and ensure the safety of our employees."

Additional features such as geofencing, which alerts users if a vehicle leaves a pre-set geographical area, speed reports and the ability to schedule maintenance reports further convinced CBS to invest in the technology.

Explaining why the organisation chose Navman Wireless as its preferred provider, Colin added: "After seeing the clear business benefits, choosing to adopt vehicle tracking was an easy decision to make – but deciding on a provider wasn’t something we took lightly."

"For us, it wasn’t just about a competitive price, we wanted a supplier with a strong industry reputation and good references – Navman Wireless had that in abundance."

Tony Neill, Executive Vice President at Navman Wireless, added: "Regardless of company size or type, the benefits of vehicle tracking are indisputable."

"For a forward-thinking organisation like CBS, the technology is an invaluable asset for continued development."

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