Key contract win

12 December 2012

Toyota upgrades and expands use of ID Systems' wireless technology for industrial trucks.

ID Systems has received purchase orders from Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America to deploy its PowerFleet wireless vehicle management system on fleets of material handling equipment at two Toyota plants in the US. One facility is upgrading a fleet of approximately 500 industrial trucks, originally equipped with an ID Systems VMS in 2002. The second site will be deploying a VMS for the first time. 

TEMA is responsible for all of Toyota's engineering, development and manufacturing activities in North America. TEMA coordinates 13 Toyota production facilities, including the two sites deploying the PowerFleet system.

ID Systems' PowerFleet wireless VMS is designed to enhance the safety, security, maintenance, and utilisation of industrial equipment. The system improves safety and security by restricting vehicle access to trained, authorised operators and providing electronic safety checklists. It helps reduce maintenance costs by automatically uploading vehicle data, reporting checklist problems in real time, basing maintenance schedules on actual vehicle usage rather than calendar time, and helping determine the optimal economic time to replace equipment. In addition, the system can help improve equipment utilisation and reduce the total cost of fleet ownership by ensuring equipment is in the proper place at the right time and streamlining work flow.

"We are very pleased that Toyota, which many consider the gold standard of manufacturing innovation and efficiency, will continue to utilise and benefit from our wireless vehicle management systems," said Jeffrey Jagid, ID Systems chairman and CEO.