GAP Hire Solutions Announces Adoption of CanTrack Asset Telematics

Hillhead Exhibition Buxton, 28th June. GAP Hire Solutions, the UK's leading independent hirer, has today announced its adoption of the CanTrack Asset telematics solution for use on a wide range of plant and machinery. The multi-year contract was awarded to CanTrack earlier this month after an exhaustive selection and tender process conducted by GAP’s management team.

Making the announcement GAP Hire Solution’s Joint MD Iain Anderson comments, “Unfortunately equipment theft is a fact of life that GAP is trying to eliminate. We work with like-minded people across the hire industry from the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), Hire Association Europe (HAE), the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) and Combined Industries Theft Solutions (CITS) to minimise the risks of theft and fraud with a common goal to eradicate both problems. This move, to fit CanTrack Asset to a wide range of our machines, is a very positive step in the fight against equipment theft and fraud. We’re very impressed with CanTrack’s technology, their processes and above all their effectiveness. No one else comes close to their recovery rate, which is over 90%, according to CanTrack. I’m confident that if we do have machinery or equipment stolen, it will be tracked, traced and recovered.”

CanTrack has over 12 years’ experience providing specialist tracking and theft protection services. The company is recognised by the police, the insurance and asset finance industry, and the construction equipment market as an innovative and reliable partner providing sophisticated, yet tough, asset tracking devices for all types of construction equipment and vehicles. The CanTrack Asset units, the compact T7 and T9 extended battery capacity model, may be small, but they’re sophisticated with a Europe wide roaming capability that works on any network and with automated switching to GSM signalling should GPS be unavailable. The powerful yet compact unit will still report its location, even if it’s in a machine hidden in a panel van or container! The highly accurate daily reporting of location and status makes assets easy to recover when stolen and CanTrack also provides an effective stolen machine investigation service that’s included in the annual subscription charge.

CanTrack’s professional investigators are all former police officers who maintain a remarkable recovery rate for stolen CanTrack installed equipment. Over 90% of stolen CanTrack Asset equipped machines have been recovered which compares to an overall recovery rate of just 9%, according to the Met Police’s Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit (PANIU). In the last month CanTrack’s investigators have recovered stolen machines from as far afield as Trieste in Italy and in under three hours in the case of a recently stolen telehandler.

CanTrack’s Asset is much more than a simple asset recovery device as it has an integrated monitoring capability that can measure and transmit ambient temperature, motion detection, roll-over alert, equipment damage, un-authorised machine movement and utilisation statistics. All this valuable information is available through CanTrack’s user-friendly web browser, which is accessible to registered users from any internet enabled device.

With 8 divisions and over 130 locations across the UK, GAP Hire Solutions can provide tools and equipment for almost any job, from a half-inch drill to dumpers, lifting equipment and welfare units.