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Press report from 28. February 2023
LNG_AnQore

LNG: A versatile energy solution

LNG is a form of natural gas that is liquefied at a temperature below minus 160 degrees Celsius. This process reduces the gas to a much smaller volume (1/600 of its volume in the gaseous state), allowing it to be transported conveniently and safely, reaching places that cannot be served by pipelines. LNG has been used commercially since the 1950s and has become an important energy source in recent decades. Some of the major applications of LNG are highlighted below:

In the energy sector, LNG is increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels in power plants and as a replacement for diesel or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in ships, trucks, and trains. In households, LNG can be used as an alternative to LPG or propane for heating. Various industries, such as the chemical, petrochemical, and steel industries, use LNG as a fuel and feedstock. In general, LNG can help reduce CO2 emissions and promote the transition to renewable energy.

Advanced infrastructure and technology: the key to safe and efficient LNG storage

The process of gas liquefaction requires significant investment in infrastructure and technology. A typical LNG liquefaction and storage facility consists of three main components: a gas processing plant, a chiller, and a storage facility for the liquefied gas. In the gas processing plant, the raw gas is treated by removing impurities such as sulfur and nitrogen before it is sent to the chiller. Here it is cooled to the required temperature and liquefied. LNG is stored in special tanks/containers known as cryotanks. These tanks must meet stringent requirements to ensure that the liquefied gas can be stored safely. Also to be noted is that the containers must allow for controlled expansion and contraction of the gas to ensure stable pressure conditions inside the tank.

Safe and efficient LNG transportation with advanced monitoring solutions

It is critical that LNG is transported safely and efficiently to ensure a continuous gas supply. This requires careful planning and execution, taking into account all safety aspects and using the high-quality transport equipment mentioned above. Because it is a potentially hazardous commodity (high tank pressure and flammability), LNG shipments must be carefully monitored to ensure safe delivery and to identify and address any problems during transport.

One way to implement this is to use cargo tracking and monitoring systems such as the SAVVY® CargoTrac-S or the CargoTrac-CT-M1. This system provides real-time monitoring of the location and condition (e.g., pressure and temperature) of the shipment, which guarantees the user a quick response time to any problems. In addition, SAVVY® CargoTrac-S increases cost efficiency, as well as the efficiency of transport in general, by enabling tracking of the transport progress. This makes it possible to react to transport delays and, optimally, to prevent non-compliance with the ETA.

How SAVVY® saves the day

The SAVVY® monitoring solution consists of several components. The SAVVY® CargoTrac-S, which can be mounted directly on the LNG container, serves as a communication hub to transmit information from the desired sensors (2 analog sensor ports per device) to monitor pressure, temperature and other parameters. Optionally, the SAVVY® SenseGateway-ExR can be integrated into the system to add more sensors.

Some of the benefits of LNG supply chain monitoring with SAVVY®:

  • Complete information about the integrity of the container
  • Significantly reduced downtime due to exact localization of leaking container
  • Effective and automatic countermeasures can be taken
  • Better control of loading and unloading operations (cool-down operations)
  • Maximum protection of people, equipment and the environment
  • Low maintenance and equipment costs for the SAVVY® monitoring solution

The value-added

The SAVVY® system monitors not only safety-relevant parameters, but also departure, arrival, dwell time, and arrival at the destination or intermediate station. If downtimes at a transshipment point are too long, the dispatcher in charge is automatically informed.

This not only shortens return times, but also avoids follow-up phone calls. Due to the savings in rental and personnel costs, the system pays for itself after just a few months.

The SAVVY® system solution for LNG transports includes the following components:

Hazard detection and prevention: The SAVVY® solution provides safety-related information through high-precision pressure and level sensors installed on the LNG container. This information can be used to detect both slow and fast leaks and prevent accidents.

Worldwide tracking & tracing: Information about transport progress or exact location is often not up-to-date or unreliable. SAVVY® CargoTrac provides all important information in real time. Communication via 2G/3G/4G/5G technologies, positioning via all relevant satellite systems (GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS or Galileo and secure international roaming guarantee worldwide use at favorable conditions.

Turnaround monitoring: SAVVY® Synergy Portal’s advanced business intelligence technology enables automatic turnaround detection across multiple transit points. Automatically generated reports provide complete information on time loss and delays and allow objective comparisons of e.g. carriers or transit points.

Automatic inventory: Automatic inventory provides a daily updated overview of assets, firstly of the valuable LNG containers, and secondly of the LNG cargo itself. The transparent reports support efficient disposition and show over- or undercapacities in time.

Shock detection: Crane operation or improper handling during loading and unloading can lead to tank damage and leaks. The three-axis shock detection system registers all relevant events including time and position information, allowing conclusions to be drawn about probable causes.

Let’s get together

To summarize, cargo tracking is critical to safe and efficient LNG transportation. It enables accurate monitoring of shipments, rapid detection and resolution of problems, and an increase in overall efficiency.

SAVVY® will be attending the upcoming LNGCON in Düsseldorf, Germany on March 6-7 to highlight the importance of cargo tracking in a safety-sensitive field such as LNG transportation. We look forward to lively and interesting discussions.

BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG (www.savvy-telematics.com), headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leading provider of innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitalization in the chemical and logistics industries. The aim is to increase value creation in these companies through efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight cars, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal. The range of services also includes comprehensive process consulting and intelligent process design around telematics and sensor technology as well as the digitalization of business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. Since May 2014, SAVVY® has been a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique in the market and ensures investment protection for SAVVY® customers as well as absolute neutrality in data management.

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Press report from 15. July 2021
SAVVY® erhält den Innovationspreis

Bereits zum 2-ten Mal nach 2019 erhält SAVVY® den Innovationspreis der Schaffhauser Kantontalbanken. Den 1. Platz belegte SAVVY® im Jahr 2019 mit ihrer innovativen Lösung zur Flachstellenerkennung.

At this year’s awards, SAVVY® was awarded 3rd place. The innovation: a sensor solution to weigh freight wagons easily and efficiently. The innovation prize is awarded every 2 years to companies from the canton of Schaffhausen with exceptionally successful innovations and with high profitability.

“The innovation of SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG is not only a further development of the existing product line, but also scalable and suitable for further fields of application. The third place is therefore the logical continuation of a Schaffhausen success story,” emphasizes jury president Christian Marxt.

The jury for the IVS Innovation Award of the Schaffhausen Platzbanken consists of experts in the field of innovation as well as representatives of the Schaffhausen economy and politics and is composed as follows: https://lnkd.in/dtZN9YPq

BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, based in Schaffhausen, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make a significant contribution to the digitalization of the chemical and logistics industries. The aim is to increase value creation in these companies through efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use on rail freight cars, (tank) containers, IBCs, and in vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal. The range of services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based business processes of chemical, industrial and logistics companies that need to be digitized. Since May 2014, SAVVY® has been a granddaughter of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding AG Group (www.indus.de) and thus offers its customers financial stability as investment protection and absolute neutrality in data management that is unique on the market.

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Press report from 09. February 2021

Logistikunternehmen stattet seine Flotte mit weiteren 7.000 GPS-Einheiten aus.

Schaffhausen and Zug, 09 February 2021 +++ The TRANSWAGGON Group, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland is continuing to press ahead with its fleet digitalization – and is equipping its entire fleet of 13,500 freight wagons with SAVVY® Telematic Systems devices. By taking this step, TRANSWAGGON is extending its cooperation with the telematics and sensory solutions provider: During the next three years, another 7,000 SAVVY® CargoTrac ExR MI telematics units will be installed, so that the entire fleet is equipped with the devices. Along the entire route, the devices provide data such as precise GPS/GNSS position data in real-time. Thanks to this, TRANSWAGGON and its customers gain full transparency concerning the position of the wagons – from loading to unloading. This makes it possible to plan and process goods transports more efficiently. TRANSWAGGON, the most flexible logistics partner for rail freight solutions, has been developing customized innovative, climate-neutral and reliable shipping solutions for its customers since 1965.

TRANSWAGGON leases out part of its fleet to a logistics provider that specializes in rail transport for the Scandinavian lumber industry. To be used in northern Europe, the telematics units have to withstand the harshest climatic conditions. The batteries in SAVVY® devices work reliably, even in temperatures up to – 40 degrees Celsius. The telematic units are not only very robust, they determine the position with an accuracy of up to two meters. At more than 1,000 points of interest (POI), such as loading and unloading stations or shunting yards, the software automatically calculates the distance to the next ten POIs.

This makes it possible for transport planners to maintain an overview of all their shipments and the exact position of each individual wagon. This seamless tracking & tracing enables TRANSWAGGON’s customers to organize their processes more efficiently. In addition, they benefit from increased shipping safety. SAVVY® CargoTrac-ExR MI devices have shock detectors: built-in sensors detect vibrations for which threshold values can be defined in x-, y-, and z- directions. If a threshold value is exceeded, the engine driver and the planner can immediately receive a notification.

FEEDBACK

“After our very good experiences so far, we are looking forward to the second large project phase. The goal is to have all of our freight wagons digitalized with SAVVY® devices by 2023. This means that we can provide our customers with a state-of-the-art telematics solution that helps them to continuously improve their logistics processes. SAVVY® Telematic Systems has proven itself to be an excellent partner, one that works with us proactively and constructively to obtain best-possible solutions.”

Daniel Schmid
Head business development and procurement at TRANSWAGGON
13.500 intelligente Güterwagen, ausgerüstet mit SAVVY Telematik
13.500 intelligente Güterwagen, ausgerüstet mit SAVVY Telematik
FEEDBACK

“We highly value the loyal and cooperative partnership with TRANSWAGGON. We are delighted that, after five years, TRANSWAGGON has once again chosen SAVVY. This strengthens our conviction to develop top quality telematics devices that work reliably and very accurately even in extremely cold conditions. Our innovative products generate important competitive advantages for companies in the chemical, transportation and logistics sectors.”

Aida Kaeser
CEO von SAVVY® Telematic Systems
BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.

About TRANSWAGGON

TRANSWAGGON (www.transwaggon.com), the most flexible logistics partner for rail freight solutions on the market, has been developing customized innovative, climate-neutral and reliable shipping solutions for its customers since 1965. The TRANSWAGGON Group is headquartered in Zug and offers a broad range of service for almost all types of businesses. It has years of experience in the shipment of paper, pulp and wood products, automobiles and agricultural machinery, consumer goods and devices, construction materials, non-hazardous chemical products as well as steel and ferroalloys. The fleet comprises 13,500 wagons. The founding idea for TRANSWAGGON was to lease more functional wagons for customers, railroad transport and shipping companies. And that is exactly what TRANSWAGGON offers today: modern wagons of all types – each corresponding to the requirements of all the national and international rail transport companies for the shipment of dry goods.

The wagons are leased to industrial and commercial trade customers as well as rail transport and transport and logistics companies. In addition to its headquarters in Zug (Switzerland), TRANSWAGGON has branches in Hamburg (Germany), Helsingborg (Sweden), Milan (Italy), and Paris (France). Wagon Services subsidiaries offer specialized services in Ljublijana (Slovenia), Olomouc (Czech Republic), and Warsaw (Poland). The company is now managed by its second generation of the founding family, with Per-Anders Benthin, son of founder Udo-Wolfgang Benthin, at the helm.

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Press report from 03. February 2021

Der Transport flüssiger Materialien, die eine bestimmte Temperatur bewahren müssen, ist eine logistische Herausforderung. Um temperaturgeführte Transporte zu überwachen, nutzen Logistikunternehmen Verkehrstelematik.

Sensors continuously measure the temperature of the liquid goods. If there is a critical deviation, drivers receive an alarm notification by radio and can respond accordingly. Transport specialist RINNEN has now gained an even more precise overview of its liquid goods thanks to an innovative SAVVY® Telematic Systems solution.

Measuring temperatures directly inside the tank

Each liquid has a temperature range that it must not fall below or exceed, for example from 18 to 40 degrees Celsius. RINNEN wants to provide the highest possible degree of shipment safety to its customers even for products with a narrow temperature range. SAVVY Telematic Systems has provided a solution that does exactly that. “We have developed a device that measures the temperature inside the tank”, explains Bernhard Weiland, Key Account Manager for the Swiss telematics provider. “A replaceable thermowell with a PT 1000 sensor is inserted into the tank from the top. The sensor is only separated from the liquid by the tube fitting, thereby providing exact measurements.”

The sensor is connected to the SAVVY Sense Gateway-ExR, an ATEX-certified telematics unit installed on the top of the container. The Gateway device communicates via radio with the CargoTrac base unit. The unit sends data to the SAVVY Synergy Enterprise Portal. The web-based platform enables the RINNEN fleet management team to maintain an overview of all transport variables such as current location, temperature, pressure, and container fill level at all times.

FEEDBACK

“We developed a device that measures the temperature inside the boiler. A replaceable immersion sleeve with a PT1000 sensor is inserted into the tank container from above. The sensor is separated from the liquid only by the sleeve and thus provides an accurate reading.”

Bernhard Weiland
Head of Sales, SAVVY® Telematic Systems

Realistic arrival time estimates

SAVVY also provides RINNEN with a seamless tracking&tracing solution. This makes it possible to determine the estimated time of arrival (ETA). Up to now, ETA was calculated and displayed using a telematics system in its own vehicles. The downside: It was not possible to maintain an overview in the case of combined shipments. “We were able to provide a realistic ETA for the initial and final legs by truck but not during the main leg via rail, inland waterway or sea”, explains Oliver Brucks, Head of Vehicle Fleet Management at RINNEN. “SAVVY has enabled us to close this gap. Every 15 minutes, the Cargo-Trac units on the tank containers send out their GPS position to the Synergy Portal, which then calculates the current ETA. This way we can provide our customers with current data when they need to plan their delivery, regardless of whether the containers are located on our trucks or are being shipped with one of our freight partners.” In the chemical industry, ETA is a key variable. Just-in-time systems are used for a lot of production processes, which is why seamless supply chain coordination is essential.

FEEDBACK

“We were able to provide a realistic ETA during the pre- and post-carriage by truck, but not during the main carriage by rail, barge or sea. With SAVVY® we have closed this gap: The CargoTrac units on the tank containers send their GPS position to the Synergy Portal every 15 minutes, which then calculates the current ETA. This way, we are always able to tell our customers when they need to schedule their delivery – regardless of whether the containers are currently on our trucks or with one of our freight partners.”

Oliver Brucks
Head of Fleet Management at RINNEN

Exact measurement values for highest safety levels

In a mutual pilot project, RINNEN and SAVVY are working to also determine fill levels even more reliably. To determine if a tank container is full or empty, the logistics company currently relies on on-site data. The ERP system assigns the status “full” or “empty” to a container when it passes through or arrives at certain geographical positions, such as a trans-shipment point, a border crossing or a final destination. For example, the status changes to “empty” as soon as a tank container leaves the point of interest (POI) such as “Factory Customer XY”. However, imprecise information concerning fill levels cannot be completely ruled out with this method because the rules cannot cover all possible POIs. An innovative solution would ensure a higher degree of precision: Instead of deriving the fill levels indirectly from the position data, sensors detect even the smallest deformations in the container reinforcement struts – a reliable indicator of the container’s fill level.

Logistikunternehmen RINNEN setzt auf Lösung von SAVVY® Telematic Systems

In addition, other influencing factors are included that could otherwise distort the results if they are not considered. The two companies are developing an algorithm which generates a robust value under consideration of different factors in order to reliably calculate fill levels. With this method RINNEN wants to further increase transport safety. Thanks to the telematic data, the forwarding company has transport statuses constantly under control. If the data deviates from the target values, the software automatically sends alarm notifications to enable drivers and fleet managers to respond immediately. Drivers are connected per tablet with the Synergy Portal, while the managing clerks have access per web-browser on their desktop PC. The alarms can be configured so that designated persons receive email notifications and that others are notified when the first group of people cannot be reached.

Collaboration platform creates transparency

FEEDBACK

“Our customers need a comprehensive and precise overview of the status of their shipments at all times”, says Oliver Brucks. “We can now meet these expectations even better. Both with regard to temperature as well as ETA we have been able to significantly improve precision and data accessibility thanks to SAVVY.”

Oliver Brucks
Head of Fleet Management at RINNEN

In this context, the Synergy Portal serves as a collaboration platform. With the aid of this tool, RINNEN can allow customers who so desire to gain direct access to the telematic data. They receive a common user access to simply log on to the portal. At one glance, they can see the current position of the shipments and the estimated arrival time on a map. Data concerning temperature, fill stand etc. are also shown in real-time.

FEEDBACK

“The customers that already use the portal are delighted. They not only have the benefit of increased transport safety but also improved tracking&tracing. If customs clearance takes longer than usual and delivery is delayed, they know that immediately and can adjust their production plans accordingly. Thanks to the collaboration with SAVVY, a competent and innovative partner, we have added true value for supply-chain-management.”

Oliver Brucks
Head of Fleet Management at RINNEN
BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, based in Schaffhausen, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make a significant contribution to the digitalization of the chemical and logistics industries.

The aim is to increase value creation in these companies through efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use on rail freight cars, (tank) containers, IBCs, and in vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal. The range of services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based business processes of chemical, industrial and logistics companies that need to be digitized.

About logistics company RINNEN

The family-owned company RINNEN was founded in Duisburg in 1943. Since the seventies, the focus has been on the transport of liquid bulk goods in tank containers. The freight forwarder employs around 750 people and has a network of branches throughout Europe. RINNEN is constantly striving to further optimize the services it provides to its customers, which include several global players from the chemical industry. For example, the company wanted a better solution for temperature monitoring.

Until now, it used probes installed on the outside of the potion containers for this purpose. However, due to transmission losses through the boiler wall, these measurements were not accurate. Especially for products whose temperature differs only slightly from the outside temperature, it was impossible to achieve an accurate measurement result with this method.

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Press report from 13. June 2018
News - Wascosa

Mit Unterstützung des Bundesamts für Umwelt (BAFU) führten die Güterwagenvermieterin Wascosa und SAVVY® Telematic Systems das Forschungsprojekt „Flachstellenerkennung“ durch und entwickelten daraus eine wahre Innovation für den Schienengüterverkehr.

Flat spots on freight wagon wheel sets are problematic. Not only do they lead to increased noise emissions, they also cause the wheel sets to wear out more quickly. In many cases, the flat spots are detected only after many kilometres on the rails, resulting in increased defects and costs.

Objectives of the research

The objective of the research project was to develop a reliable early detection system using telematic devices without the need of installing an external sensor system and transmitting information to the IT system environment via API interfaces.

When the project was launched, Wascosa AG had already equipped several hundred intermodal wagons with telematic systems developed by SAVVY Telematic Systems AG. This fleet of intelligent freight wagons constituted a solid foundation for the 1-year project’s proof of concept. With average kilometrage exceeding 100,000 km – even 200,000 km are not rare – intermodal wagons are some of the most intensely used freight wagons in the business. Correspondingly, flat spots will affect noise emissions.

Dank der langjährigen Engineering- und Entwicklungserfahrung des SAVVY® Teams und der Daten der laufleistungsstarken Wascosa Intermodalflotte entstand ein Verfahren, welches den Energieverbrauch des Telematiksystems kaum beeinflusst und somit bereits getätigte Investitionen sichert. Neben der Lärmreduzierung und dem Sicherheitsgewinn werden auch betriebswirtschaftlich positive Effekte durch frühzeitige Schadensbehebung erwartet.

Flat spots generate typical acoustic patterns

However, noise perception, especially as it pertains to trains, not only depends on the volume but also on the characteristics of a sound emission. While the sound of a passing freight train can be heard from quite a distance, it is not necessarily annoying; a flat spot on the other hand generates a distinct, unnatural periodic thumping sound.

During operations there are a lot of factors that have an effect on the wheel (imbalance, uneven running surfaces and infrastructure etc.) and the wagon (natural vibrations, load influences etc.). This leads to a wide range of different overlapping frequencies which are perceived as a “whooshing” sound. Not every recurring vibration is a flat spot and, vice versa, not every disturbance on the running surface corresponds to a flat spot. It is therefore important to find significant correlations between the measured data of the affected wagons and the dimensions of the flat spots on the wagon wheels.

For the whole duration of the research and development project, the SAVVY® CargoTrac-Ex telematics device recorded innumerable parameters, such as e.g. accelerations in three axes (x, y, and z), the velocity or position of the Wascosa wagons. At SAVVY, big data analyses were conducted with the large amount of data collected from the Wascosa wagons to recognize flat spot patterns and develop reliable algorithms for flat spot detection.

SAVVY’s algorithm detects flat spots reliably

The aim of the flat spot algorithm developed by SAVVY is to analyse, evaluate and transform the vibration parameters in the time and frequency range so that it generates significant and reliable indicators of the wagon’s dynamic vibration behaviour. The measured data is processed directly on the telematic system. The resulting indicators are recorded locally on the telematic system and compared with historical parameters. If there is a flat spot on the wagon, then an alarm is set off.

The final algorithm was successfully integrated into the telematic firmware and rolled out on the Wascosa wagon fleet during the project. Initial applications for other SAVVY customers have confirmed the algorithm’s effectiveness: new flat spots were also reliably detected in that context.

FEEDBACK

“The results have exceeded expectations by far. Thanks to the new data, we can effectively recognise critical situations, remedy them efficiently, and have an additional tool to manage vehicle maintenance and continue to optimise our predictive maintenance process.”

Christoph Becker
Project Lead at Wascosa AG

A practical and economical solution

From the onset, the research project was aimed at developing a solution for operators that was economical and suited for everyday use. Each development stage was reviewed in this respect and the results were optimised accordingly. Thanks to the SAVVY team’s experience and the large amount of data from Wascosa’s high-performance intermodal fleet, a procedure was created that hardly affects the telematic system’s power consumption, thereby protecting existing investments. In addition to noise reduction and added safety, positive economic effects are also expected thanks to the early remedy of defects.

The key to this reliability lies in SAVVY team’s 20 years of experience in developing high-precision, robust telematic devices and intelligent software algorithms. The algorithms make the telematic device intelligent in such a way that notifications are only sent if needed. Transmission in 10 minute intervals e.g. is not required. In addition, the device’s battery-saving software intelligence ensures an autonomous lifecycle of up to 15 years.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“We are extremely pleased to have successfully brought this project with Wascosa to its roll-out phase. Our collaboration has demonstrated that Wascosa is an innovative partner. We would be happy to conduct other R&D projects with Wascosa, projects that will continue to make rail freight shipments more innovative and efficient.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG
BACKGROUND

Background information

In the year 2000, some 265,000 people were exposed to damaging or annoying railroad noise. To protect them, a comprehensive noise protection plan in accordance with the Swiss Federal Railroad Noise Control Act (14 March 2000) was implemented by 2015. Measures include work on Swiss rolling stock, noise barriers, and sound-proof windows. This makes it possible to protect between 160,000 and 170,000 people from noise while meeting the deadlines in most cases and undercutting the original budget by a considerable margin.

From the very beginning, the focus of the research project “Flat Spot Detection” was on generating a solution that is suitable for daily use and also makes economic sense for the (rail) operators. This goal was re-examined in each development step and corresponding optimizations were implemented. Thanks to the many years of engineering and development experience of the SAVVY team and the data from the high-performance Wascosa Intermodal fleet, a process was developed that hardly affects the energy consumption of the telematics system and thus safeguards investments already made. In addition to the noise reduction and the safety gain, positive effects in terms of business management are also expected due to early damage repair.

Über SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG (www.savvy-telematics.com), mit Sitz in Schaffhausen, ist führend in innovativen Telematik- Sensorik- und Softwarelösungen, die einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Digitalisierung der Chemie- und Logistikbranche leisten. Ziel ist es, durch effiziente Arbeits- und Logistikprozesse die Wertschöpfung in diesen Unternehmen zu steigern. SAVVY® kombiniert High-Tech Telematik-Systemlösungen für den Einsatz an Schienengüterwagen, (Tank-)Containern, IBCs sowie in Fahrzeugen oder Maschinen mit einer hochentwickelten Telematik-Technologie sowie einem prozessorientierten State-of-the-Art Portal. Das Leistungsspektrum beinhaltet zudem eine weitreichende Prozessberatung und ein intelligentes Prozessdesign für alle Telematik- und sensorikbasierten sowie zu digitalisierenden Geschäftsabläufe der Chemie- Industrie- und Logistikunternehmen. SAVVY® ist seit Mai 2014 Enkeltochter der im SDAX-notierten INDUS Holding AG-Gruppe (www.indus.de) und bietet ihren Kunden dadurch eine am Markt einzigartige finanzielle Stabilität als Investitionsschutz sowie absolute Neutralität in der Datenhaltung.

About WASCOSA AG

The family-owned company Wascosa, headquartered in Lucerne, was founded in 1964 and is one of the pioneers in the industry. Its core business is the leasing and management of freight cars for rail transport. Wascosa procures modern freight cars that meet the needs of the loading industry. The fleet ranges from tank wagons for the chemical and petroleum industries to wagons for combined transport and wagons for bulk transport. More than 60 people are employed at the Lucerne site, serving national and international customers.

From the very beginning, the focus of the research project “Flat Spot Detection” was on generating a solution that is suitable for daily use and also makes economic sense for the (rail) operators. This goal was re-examined in each development step and corresponding optimizations were implemented. Thanks to the many years of engineering and development experience of the SAVVY team and the data from the high-performance Wascosa Intermodal fleet, a process was developed that hardly affects the energy consumption of the telematics system and thus safeguards investments already made. In addition to the noise reduction and the safety gain, positive effects in terms of business management are also expected due to early damage repair.

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Press report from 06. June 2018
News: SAVVY 2018

SAVVY® zeigt neue Innovationen zur Vernetzung und Optimierung von Logistikprozessen.

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, leading specialist for advanced telematics system solutions and second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding AG, presents several innovations for modern and digitalized logistics. The award-winning SAVVY® Synergy Portal combines management, collaboration and business intelligence functions for enterprise-wide control of complex logistics requirements. As a first in hardware, SAVVY will present three new ATEX-certified telematics devices: solar-powered, energy harvesting SAVVY® CargoTrac-SOL, the SAVVY® CargoTrac-ExR equipped with an IEEE802.15.4 radio transceiver, and the SAVVY® Sense Gateway-ExR, which offers four connection options for vendor-independent ATEX sensors. The SAVVY® Sense Gateway communicates wirelessly with the telematics devices.

SAVVY ATEX-certified telematics units offer performance and durability well above industry standards, opening up the full spectrum of digital process optimization to hazardous materials logistics. With SAVVY’s technologically leading telematics units, absolute freedom from maintenance and autonomy is guaranteed over the entire service life up to 15 years – even under the harshest conditions. Based on SAVVY technologies, companies in transport logistics obtain optimal traceability for means of transport and transport units, automate administrative processes, can increase the productivity of their transport processes and develop new, value-added services for customers or associated business units.

SAVVY® Synergy Enterprise – transparency and networking for everybody

The cloud-based SAVVY® Synergy Enterprise portal not only makes logistics processes transparent, but also offers comprehensive collaboration options for quick exchange and easy coordination with all parties involved. This is complemented by powerful business intelligence tools that enable rapid analyses of business processes and reliable forecasts. On this basis, processes in transport logistics and related business areas can be digitally networked and optimized in a targeted manner.

SAVVY® CargoTrac-ExR – data-driven process optimization in dangerous goods logistics

The SAVVY CargoTrac-ExR is approved for Zone 1 hazardous areas (gas, dust) and is suitable for a wide variety of transport units: Containers, IBCs, freight cars of all types, and rail tank cars. An internal acceleration sensor reliably detects shocks, impacts, vibrations and accelerations in the range of ±8g. Furthermore, an integrated GNSS receiver ensures precise positioning up to an accuracy of 2m. All common satellite systems like GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS are supported. All antennas are integrated in the device, so no external antenna connections are necessary. As a further innovation, CargoTrac-ExR offers the possibility to connect external sensors also via a 2.4GHz ZigBee radio interface. In addition, there is a sensor gateway, with encrypted data transmission:

The SAVVY® Sense Gateway-ExR, for Zone 0 and Zone 20 hazardous areas, offers four connection options for manufacturer-independent ATEX sensors for monitoring temperature, pressure, fill levels or interlocks. Two internal temperature sensors detect ambient and operating temperature, plus a reed switch can detect external changes via a magnet (e.g. door opening, gateway removal, lever position, etc.). With SAVVY’s scalable telematics system solution based on CargoTrac-ExR, companies from the hazardous goods logistics sector can digitally network, monitor and agilely manage their business processes: for maximum productivity in transport, handling and storage, but also to further increase value creation in logistics through new, customer-centric services.

Data exchange, telematics manufacturer independent

SAVVY® also supports the ITSS standard interface between server-side telematics applications (independent of the vendor) and the end customer’s IT environment. The SAVVY® devices communicate wirelessly and are “ITSS2-ready” for the future vendor-interoperable radio standard from TIS/ITSS. This guarantees a manufacturer-independent data exchange at any time. Separate software that consolidates different telematics manufacturers and unites them in a separate portal is thus a thing of the past – welcome independence, welcome digitalization 4.0!

BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.

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Press report from 07. January 2018
News - SAVVY und SBB Partnerschaft

Die Gesamtbenutzer des SAVVY® Synergy Portals sollen gemäß der SBB-Ausschreibungsunterlagen im 3 bis 4-stelligen Bereich liegen und die Zugriffsberechtigung auf ca. 50 verschiedene Benutzergruppen verteilt werden.

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, has a new customer: Schweizerische Bundesbahnen SBB (Swiss Federal Railways). A long-term partnership is planned to continuously improve SBB railroad vehicle fleet management productivity by providing and processing telematic and sensor-based data. After conducting an evaluation, Swiss Federal Railways chose SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG. Work on the track maintenance trains, switch engines and 10 other vehicle types belonging to the SBB infrastructure began in October 2017.

SBB AG needs reliable data on SBB railroad wagon operations and positions to optimise their operations and maintenance. The invitation to tender stipulated that hardware and software with a minimum life cycle of seven years was required for its “GPS rail vehicles – HW and portal solution” project. SAVVY offered a telematics system solution based on innovative hardware and software technologies tailored to SBB’s needs and was awarded the contract in mid-August 2017. To enable cost-efficient software operations, SBB required an SaaS solution that also enables flexible user management, mobile access, personalised data visualisation and ad-hoc evaluations.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“It was clear from the requirements that they were looking for a highly flexible and innovative system with which SBB would be able to achieve an excellent position both in the short and long term”, explains Aida Kaeser, CEO, SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG. “We are proud that we have more than exceeded the expectations and can offer SBB a highly automated future-proof solution which we very much look forward to expanding into a strategic collaboration.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

During the first phase of the project, SAVVY® will equip 250 SBB railroad wagons with high-performance SAVVY® FleetTrac telematics units; in the second phase, up to 500 more railroad wagons will follow. The data gathered from the hardware is automated and brought together in the SAVVY® Synergy Portal, the central management platform. In accordance with SBB’s tender documents, all SAVVY® Synergy Portal users should be in the 3 to 4 digit range and access distributed among approximately 50 different user groups. This allows SBB to always have access to reliable, consistent operating data and position information.

News: SAVVY und SBB Partnerschaft
A long-term partnership is planned to continuously improve SBB railroad vehicle fleet management productivity by providing and processing telematic and sensor-based data.

Thanks to the manufacturer-independence and high connectivity of SAVVY hardware and software, SBB infrastructure is also able to consolidate the telematic systems currently in use. Last but not least, the consistent data collected from a central location is automatically available for other business applications or effective evaluations. SAVVY technology’s consistent data management and openness support SBB infrastructure in continuing to effectively develop its fleet management processes and the forward-looking services based on them.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“SAVVY® Synergy Enterprise Portal business intelligence has been proven to ensure a high degree of efficiency in different telematics and IT infrastructures, and across systems. In this context, portal systems are not emergency solutions that have to compensate the lack of interface standards.

 

Their openness makes it possible to integrate the existing components worldwide to form a comprehensive solution. And their flexibility ensures that telematics infrastructures are future-proof. Because, regardless of the future path of logistics in relation to Industry 4.0 and smart devices, our open collaboration platform, SAVVY® Synergy Portal, will always be at the forefront.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

The SAVVY solution creates a basis with which SBB infrastructure is able to both continue to optimise the transparency and productivity of its fleet management for day-to-day operations but also to develop forward-looking services tailored to the needs of its internal customers.

BACKGROUND

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.

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Press report from 19. October 2017
News: CIMC

Digitalisierung in der gesamten Logistikkette: Monitoring und Echtzeit-Steuerung werden bei temperaturgeführten Transporten immer wichtiger.

The unusual heat wave in June of this year is only one of the many extreme phenomena that has characterised the weather in the last few years. The increasingly dynamic changes in the weather situation and the rise in extreme conditions pose new challenges in sectors previously unaffected by the weather. One example is transport logistics for temperature-sensitive goods. To ensure product quality during shipping, real-time monitoring and temperature control are increasingly important.

Not too hot and not too cold: is it possible to monitor in real-time, remotely control product temperatures, and provide uninterrupted accurate quality proofs along the logistics chain? SAVVY Telematic Systems AG offers its customers temperature remote control and adjustment from any location at any time. Dispatchers at desktop computers or shipment staff members on business trips can correct and/or adjust temperatures from a smartphone. Likewise, where temperature deviations or disturbances arise, designated persons are automatically notified.

Two clicks suffice to configure the escalation workflow as needed. Ongoing temperature monitoring ensures optimum quality and safety for temperature-controlled shipments. SAVVY’s solution enables operators, leasing firms, and chemical  companies to offer their end customers new services that reduce costs and further increase transport productivity. For example, shipments can be automatically and precisely pre-heated or cooled for the respective goods. Exact protocolling means there is always a record of when and how long the tank container was pre-heated, and the temperature at which it was put into operation. This is not only a reliable basis for billing tank container heating costs. All of the record protocols are available retroactively as quality proofs, so taking manual – and error-prone – notes of product temperatures or pre-heating duration is no longer necessary.

FEEDBACK

“We have equipped our tank containers with the SAVVY® FleetTrac. This means we have taken the next step in further improving investment security for our customers. Thanks to SAVVY’s state-of-the-art telematics technology, uninterrupted, digital temperature protocols are not the only thing we are getting. The sophisticated alarm, diagnosis and control options offered by the SAVVY® Synergy Portal (Chinese version www.tankmiles.com) enables unprecedented real-time management for temperature-controlled shipments.”

David Wang
Sales Director, CIMC TANK

Worldwide, a number of companies specialised in chemical products or food products use SAVVY’s solution to monitor and control trace heating and cooling units remotely. Examples are Respol Resinas S.A., a chemical company from Portugal (www.respol.pt), China-based Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (http://en.wanhuagroup.com) or the world market leader for tank container (CIMC). In the case of disturbances, deviances from target temperatures or other events, an automatic alarm is immediately triggered. This enables shipment personnel to intervene without delay.

Robust, and thanks to their very low power consumption, also suited for long autonomous operation, the telematics units are connected by interfaces to the container and tank wagon heating and/or cooling units. SAVVY’s intelligent interface architecture makes it possible to use the technology with a broad range of manufacturing systems. Currently, there are SAVVY® telematics units in operation in all established heating and cooling systems such as Dirac, Eltherm, Löbbe and Klinge. During operations, the units record the current temperatures and transmit them to the SAVVY® Synergy Portal (winner of the Telematic Award for the best tank container logistics solution, November 2016 – Link). This enables both real-time monitoring and, later on, seamless proof of quality. The cloud-based SAVVY® Synergy Portal enables dispatchers to also have access to the individual units worldwide and maintain granular control over target values and unit parameters.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“For tank container operators and leasing firms, collaboration with SAVVY is not only attractive because of SAVVYs market and technology leadership. SAVVY is the exclusive telematics provider of the worldwide largest tank container manufacturer, CIMC TANK. Our customers benefit from this twofold: they get intelligent tank containers from CIMC that are already equipped with SAVVY technology ex works. This way they do not have to worry about it anymore and save both installation time and money.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

In addition to comprehensive transport safety and automated production of required documents, the SAVVY® solution offers more cost optimisation potential. The portal provides extensive business intelligence functions to analyse the transport processes of chemical and transport companies with respect to individual indicators. These can be used to provide optimal support for capacity utilisation, asset management or to develop new business areas.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“Active, non-stop shipment monitoring, transmission every 5 minutes etc. is possible with our system but does not make sense technically and economically. I don’t eat constantly to prevent feeling hunger but eat when I am actually hungry. Our telematics systems are hybrid and equipped with self-learning software. Instead of bombarding users non-stop with data, we notify them when there are actual deviations which are of interest for their task.

The software takes care of the rest because it is developed to automatically recognize certain patterns, learn from them, and adjust to them accordingly. We are very proud of the self-learning capacity of our software, resulting from long-standing experience in the development of highly complex algorithms. The advantage of digitisation is after all to automate flows to free employees from mindless, repetitive tasks. Valuable time is then available for tasks that truly add value.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG
BACKGROUND

Über SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.

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Press report from 07. September 2017
NEWS: TRANSWAGGON, SAVVY und ScandFibre Partnerschaft

Qualität ist die Investition in die Zukunft. Aus anfangs 3.000 wurden 6.000 vernetzte Güterwagen. Weiterer 5-jähriger Vertrag unterschrieben.

The unusual heat wave in June of this year is only one of the many extreme phenomena that has characterised the weather in the last few years. The increasingly dynamic changes in the weather situation and the rise in extreme conditions pose new challenges in sectors previously unaffected by the weather. One example is transport logistics for temperature-sensitive goods. To ensure product quality during shipping, real-time monitoring and temperature control are increasingly important.

Not too hot and not too cold: is it possible to monitor in real-time, remotely control product temperatures, and provide uninterrupted accurate quality proofs along the logistics chain? SAVVY Telematic Systems AG offers its customers temperature remote control and adjustment from any location at any time. Dispatchers at desktop computers or shipment staff members on business trips can correct and/or adjust temperatures from a smartphone. Likewise, where temperature deviations or disturbances arise, designated persons are automatically notified.

Two clicks suffice to configure the escalation workflow as needed. Ongoing temperature monitoring ensures optimum quality and safety for temperature-controlled shipments. SAVVY’s solution enables operators, leasing firms, and chemical  companies to offer their end customers new services that reduce costs and further increase transport productivity. For example, shipments can be automatically and precisely pre-heated or cooled for the respective goods. Exact protocolling means there is always a record of when and how long the tank container was pre-heated, and the temperature at which it was put into operation. This is not only a reliable basis for billing tank container heating costs. All of the record protocols are available retroactively as quality proofs, so taking manual – and error-prone – notes of product temperatures or pre-heating duration is no longer necessary.

FEEDBACK

“We have equipped our tank containers with the SAVVY® FleetTrac. This means we have taken the next step in further improving investment security for our customers. Thanks to SAVVY’s state-of-the-art telematics technology, uninterrupted, digital temperature protocols are not the only thing we are getting. The sophisticated alarm, diagnosis and control options offered by the SAVVY® Synergy Portal (Chinese version www.tankmiles.com) enables unprecedented real-time management for temperature-controlled shipments.”

David Wang
Sales Director, CIMC TANK

Worldwide, a number of companies specialised in chemical products or food products use SAVVY’s solution to monitor and control trace heating and cooling units remotely. Examples are Respol Resinas S.A., a chemical company from Portugal (www.respol.pt), China-based Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (http://en.wanhuagroup.com) or the world market leader for tank container (CIMC). In the case of disturbances, deviances from target temperatures or other events, an automatic alarm is immediately triggered. This enables shipment personnel to intervene without delay.

Robust, and thanks to their very low power consumption, also suited for long autonomous operation, the telematics units are connected by interfaces to the container and tank wagon heating and/or cooling units. SAVVY’s intelligent interface architecture makes it possible to use the technology with a broad range of manufacturing systems. Currently, there are SAVVY® telematics units in operation in all established heating and cooling systems such as Dirac, Eltherm, Löbbe and Klinge. During operations, the units record the current temperatures and transmit them to the SAVVY® Synergy Portal (winner of the Telematic Award for the best tank container logistics solution, November 2016 – Link). This enables both real-time monitoring and, later on, seamless proof of quality. The cloud-based SAVVY® Synergy Portal enables dispatchers to also have access to the individual units worldwide and maintain granular control over target values and unit parameters.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“For tank container operators and leasing firms, collaboration with SAVVY is not only attractive because of SAVVYs market and technology leadership. SAVVY is the exclusive telematics provider of the worldwide largest tank container manufacturer, CIMC TANK. Our customers benefit from this twofold: they get intelligent tank containers from CIMC that are already equipped with SAVVY technology ex works. This way they do not have to worry about it anymore and save both installation time and money.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

In addition to comprehensive transport safety and automated production of required documents, the SAVVY® solution offers more cost optimisation potential. The portal provides extensive business intelligence functions to analyse the transport processes of chemical and transport companies with respect to individual indicators. These can be used to provide optimal support for capacity utilisation, asset management or to develop new business areas.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“Active, non-stop shipment monitoring, transmission every 5 minutes etc. is possible with our system but does not make sense technically and economically. I don’t eat constantly to prevent feeling hunger but eat when I am actually hungry. Our telematics systems are hybrid and equipped with self-learning software. Instead of bombarding users non-stop with data, we notify them when there are actual deviations which are of interest for their task.

The software takes care of the rest because it is developed to automatically recognize certain patterns, learn from them, and adjust to them accordingly. We are very proud of the self-learning capacity of our software, resulting from long-standing experience in the development of highly complex algorithms. The advantage of digitisation is after all to automate flows to free employees from mindless, repetitive tasks. Valuable time is then available for tasks that truly add value.”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG
BACKGROUND

Über SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.

Gemeinsam mit der SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG haben der Wagenvermieter TRANSWAGGON (TWA) und ScandFibre Logistics (SFL) seit 2015 in einem ersten Pilotprojekt 50 Güterwagen und in einem weiteren Schritt 3.000 Güterwagen (Link zur Pressemitteilung vom März 2017) mit modernster (SAVVY-) Telematik ausgerüstet. Ziel war es, eine geeignete Technologie zu evaluieren, um die Transparenz in der Raillogistik durch eine Vielzahl transportrelevanter Informationen zu verbessern und die wirtschaftliche Relevanz von Digitalisierungsstrategien nachzuweisen.

Bestärkt durch die positiven Erfahrungen und den von SAVVY® erbrachten Qualitätsnachweis aus den ersten 3.000 ausgerüsteten Wagen erfolgt nun 2017 die Aufrüstung auf insgesamt 6.000 Wagen, mit einer weiteren Vertragslaufzeit von 5 Jahren.

FEEDBACK

„Die Technologie-Führerschaft, das nachgewiesene Datenverfügbarkeits- und Leistungsver- sprechen von SAVVY waren entscheidende Kriterien für die erneute Auswahl des schweizerischen Telematik-Spezialisten. Nach der reibungslosen, äußerst schnellen Implementierung und den sehr guten Erfahrungen aus dem Livebetrieb, war uns klar, dass wir die Partnerschaft fortsetzen wollen. Daher rüsten wir nun 6.000 unserer Wagen mit der Telematik Einheit SAVVY® CargoTrac aus und digitalisieren so nach und nach unsere gesamte Flotte.“

Anders Nilsson
Geschäftsführer TRANSWAGGON AB, Helsingborg

Entscheidend für diese Zuverlässigkeit ist die inzwischen über 20jährige Erfahrung des SAVVY-Teams in Entwicklung hochpräziser und robuster Telematik-Geräte und von SAVVY entwickelter intelligenter Software Algorithmen, die das Telematik-Gerät so intelligent machen, dass es sich in Echtzeit nur dann meldet, wenn das tatsächlich notwendig ist. Somit ist durch die batterieschonende Softwareintelligenz des Gerätes ein autonomer Lebenszyklus bis zu 15 Jahren gewährleistet. Eine Übermittlung in einem z.B. 10minütigen Takt, ohne dass es einen Auslöser dafür gab, ist somit überflüssig.

FEEDBACK

“Wir sind sehr zufrieden mit dem Verlauf des GPS-Projekts. Alle Akteure der Schienengüterverkehrslogistik sollten die Chance ergreifen, die sich jedem Einzelnen mit der Digitalisierung öffnen. Nur so bekommen wir mehr Transporte von der Strasse auf die Schiene.”

Pär Sund
Logistic Development ScandFibre Logistics

Hinzu kommen besondere Anforderungen beim Einbau der Sensorik und deren Konfiguration: ausgestattet mit GPS/GNSS, Sensoren zur Erfassung von Fahrtrichtung, Flachstellen, Laufleistung und Schocks sowie unterschiedlichen Datenübertragungsfunktionen, liefern die SAVVY® Cargo Trac-R in Echtzeit alle Informationen für eine transparente Darstellung des Transportprozesses. Außerdem lassen sich Updates und Konfigurationsänderungen over the Air einspielen und zusätzliche Sensoren etwa zur Temperatur- oder Voll-/Leer Sensorik drahtlos anbringen. SAVVY® CargoTrac-R bietet vier Anschlussmöglichkeiten für herstellerunabhängige Sensoren. Das SAVVY® Sense Gateway kommuniziert drahtlos via wireless mit den Telematikgeräten.

Der Einbau des ersten Kontingents von 3.000 Telematik-Einheiten startete im Februar 2017 – und ist heute bereits abgeschlossen, ohne dass es zu Beeinträchtigungen im Geschäftsbetrieb gekommen wäre. Weitere 3.000 Güterwagen sollen mit dem SAVVY® CargoTrac-R bis Mai 2018 folgen.

WIR SAGEN DANKE

„Wir sind stolz darauf, die hohen technischen Anforderungen und Nutzenerwartungen von TWA und SFL erfüllen zu können. Mit dem kontinuierlich steigenden Abdeckungsgrad erhalten unsere Partner zudem ein immer genaueres Bild über ihre Transportprozesse. Auf dieser Basis entwickeln wir nun gemeinsam maßgeschneiderte digitale Services rund um Steuerungs-, Betriebs- und Maintenance-Prozesse, durch die wir die Wertschöpfung bei unseren Partnern und ihren Kunden immer weiter verbessern.“

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG
BACKGROUND

Über TRANSWAGGON

TRANSWAGGON (www.transwaggon.com) ist seit 52 Jahren spezialisiert auf die europaweite Bereitstellung von Güterwagen zum Transport aller Arten von Trockengütern. Die TRANSWAGGON Gruppe setzt im Rahmen dieser Dienstleistungen heute ca. 13.500 moderne Güterwagen ein. Dabei handelt es sich um rund 1.700 Flachwagen um und ca. 11.800 gedeckte Hauben- und Schiebewand-wagen. Zum großen Teil sind die Wagen mit einer Vielzahl zweckmäßiger Einrichtungen zur einfachen Verladung oder Ladungssicherung ausgerüstet.

Neben der kundenbedarfsspezifischen Entwicklung des gewünschten Transportmittels für die Schiene und der langjährigen Organisation der Instandhaltung und Instandsetzung der Wagen beschäftigt sich TRANSWAGGON mit der gezielten Weiterentwicklung der eigenen Wagen und seines Dienstleistungsportfolios. Dieses erstreckt sich von der klassischen, langfristigen Überlassung, der Vermietung von Wagen auf Einzelreise (Trip Charter) bis zur Abwicklung von Ganzzügen und der speditionellen Gesamtdienstleistung auf der Schiene.

Über ScandFibre (SFL)

SFL (http://scandfibre.se) ist Schwedens größtes Transport- und Logistikunternehmen, das sich auf den Schienenverkehr skandinavischer Forstwirtschaft spezialisiert hat. SFL steht für schnelle, stabile und kostengünstige Transporte von Forstprodukten aus Papierfabriken des gesamten skandinavischen Raums zu Terminals und Häfen in Schweden und Kontinentaleuropa.

Über SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG (www.savvy-telematics.com), mit Sitz in Schaffhausen, ist führend in innovativen Telematik- Sensorik- und Softwarelösungen, die einen wesentlichen Beitrag zur Digitalisierung der Chemie- und Logistikbranche leisten. Ziel ist es, durch effiziente Arbeits- und Logistikprozesse die Wertschöpfung in diesen Unternehmen zu steigern. SAVVY® kombiniert High-Tech Telematik-Systemlösungen für den Einsatz an Schienengüterwagen, (Tank-)Containern, IBCs sowie in Fahrzeugen oder Maschinen mit einer hochentwickelten Telematik-Technologie sowie einem prozessorientierten State-of-the-Art Portal.

Das Leistungsspektrum beinhaltet zudem eine weitreichende Prozessberatung und ein intelligentes Prozessdesign für alle Telematik- und sensorikbasierten sowie zu digitalisierenden Geschäftsabläufe der Chemie- Industrie- und Logistikunternehmen. SAVVY® ist seit Mai 2014 Enkeltochter der im SDAX-notierten INDUS Holding AG-Gruppe (www.indus.de) und bietet ihren Kunden dadurch eine am Markt einzigartige finanzielle Stabilität als Investitionsschutz sowie absolute Neutralität in der Datenhaltung.

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Press report from 16. March 2017
TRANSWAGGON und ScandFibre Logistics rüsten 3.000 Güterwagen mit SAVVY® Telematik aus

Mit SAVVY-Telematik vernetzte Güterwagen optimieren die Geschäftsprozesse, 5-jähriger (GPS-Informations-) Vertrag unterschrieben.

In cooperation with the freight wagon rental company, TRANSWAGGON (TWA), ScandFibre Logistics (SFL) evaluated a number of telematics providers with respect to, among other things, tracking goods (via GPS/GNSS). Choosing from a number of telematics providers, both companies decided on the Swiss firm, SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG. SAVVY best meets the high requirements of TWA and  SFL,  and proved to be the most reliable and competent telematics provider.

Functionalities on the 50 TWA freight wagons used across Europe in SFL transport and SAVVY team’s service quality were then subjected to intense testing. Battery drain in the cold Scandinavian countries, the accompanying risk of battery self-discharge, and the configuration flexibility of the SAVVY® Cargo Trac-I telematics units were a major focus.

SAVVY provides precise position data in real-time along the entire route – from freight wagon loading to unloading – with an accuracy of up to 2 metres including shock detection with configurable thresholds in x.y, and z axes. At over 1000 POIs (points of interest, also known as geofences) such as loading and unloading points, or switch yards, the distance (air or rail route) up to the next 10 POIs is displayed with each position report. In addition to transmitting position data and the resulting route deviation and performance data, the system provides additional shock detection data.

A special highlight is that SAVVY records updates, configuration changes etc. ‘over the air’ on the devices; additional sensors to e.g. indicate temperature or overloading can also be installed.

Completely maintenance-free telematics devices, precise and reliable data, robustness and stability even under the harshest conditions at temperatures of up to -40°Celsius are compelling. In November 2016, TWA, SFL, and SAVVY signed a 5-year (GPS information) contract. Installation on the rest of the 3,000 freight wagons will begin in February 2017.

WE SAY THANK YOU

“All three companies complement each other perfectly, and have introduced something uniquely innovative into the process of digitalising transport and logistics for the forestry and paper industries on the Scandinavian market. We are proud we can provide top quality even under the harshest climatic conditions. The competitive advantages are obvious!”

Aida Kaeser
Co-founder & CEO SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG
FEEDBACK

“Because we are a company that works across borders, with the daily challenge of distributing vacant wagons also used for forwarding goods, it is always important for TWA to know where its approximately 13,500 freight wagons are located. We already have a specially developed market-leading planning system in place. With SAVVY Telematic Systems we can now easily also show our customers exactly where their goods and wagons are located with an accuracy of two metres.

Digitalisation makes it possible to provide new generation information access to our technicians, transport planners, and current and future customers. Regardless of country and on which railroad the goods are shipped. We plan to develop the TRANSWAGGON brand systems so that they do more than just record geo-data, and, under the name TWA Freight Buddy, TFB for short –  provide all of our customers with improved digital services for their goods transports.”

Anders Nilsson
Managing Director TRANSWAGGON AB, Helsingborg
FEEDBACK

“We at ScandFibre work closely with TWA and SAVVY to prepare ourselves and our Rail17 System for the future digitalisation of the European railroads.”

Pär Sund
Logistic Development ScandFibre Logistics
BACKGROUND

About TRANSWAGGON

For 52 years now, TRANSWAGGON (www.transwaggon.com) has specialised in providing freight wagons across Europe to ship all types of dry goods. The TRANSWAGGON Group currently has about 13,500 modern freight wagons in circulation. Of these, about 1,700 are flat wagons and approximately 11,800 covered and covered sliding door wagons. For the most part, the wagons are equipped with a number of features to facilitate loading or protect the load.

In addition to developing customer-specific transport means for rail and its long-standing experience in organizing wagon maintenance and repair, TRANSWAGGON also continuously improves its own wagons and service portfolio. This includes classic long-term leasing, renting wagons for trip charters, block train service, and full-service forwarding for railroad shipments.

About ScandFibre (SFL)

SFL (http://scandfibre.se) is the largest transport and logistics company in Sweden specialised in rail transport for Scandinavian forestry companies. SFL stands for fast, consistent, and inexpensive shipments for forestry products from paper factories throughout Scandinavia to terminals and ports in Sweden and continental Europe.

About SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG

SAVVY® Telematic Systems AG, headquartered in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, is a leader in innovative telematics, sensor and software solutions that make an important contribution to digitisation in the chemical and logistics sectors. The objective is to increase added value in these companies by means of efficient work and logistics processes. SAVVY® combines high-tech telematics system solutions for use in rail freight wagons, (tank) containers, IBCs, vehicles or machines with sophisticated telematics technology and a process-oriented state-of-the-art portal.

The range of products and services also includes extensive process consulting and intelligent process design for all telematics and sensor-based as well as digitising business processes in chemical, industrial and logistics companies. As of May 2014, SAVVY® is a second-tier subsidiary of the SDAX-listed INDUS Holding Group (www.indus.de). The resulting financial stability is unique on the market and ensures SAVVY® customers’ investments are protected and absolute data management neutrality maintained.