Last week I was in Bogota, visiting a new client in the cement mixing industry. Holcim’s plant is the largest in Colombia. I had an opportunity to tour their phenomenal facilities and see first-hand how business is booming in Latin America.
Bogota is a growing city with lots of energy. It also has a lot of traffic. For businesses, having their drivers stuck in a traffic jam is a big concern. Research shows that around the world, traffic congestion is a huge drain on the economy — into the billions — in terms of lost productivity, pollution, and increases in transport costs and prices.
As a producer of ready-mix materials, time is of the essence for Holcim. They’ve got to deliver product from the plant out to the job site quickly and efficiently. Like any other company delivering a product or providing a service, the response needs to be predictable. This is where telematics can help.
I want to congratulate Holcim on their impressive operations. I’m really looking forward to seeing great results in the region, with new technology and data-driven solutions.
— Colin Sutherland (@GeotabColin) September 1, 2016
Watch Colin Sutherland’s video diary from Thailand. He talks about how the global telematics footprint is expanding into South East Asia and how data analytics is trending there.