NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, today announced that in collaboration with Planifi-K they are providing cutting-edge solutions for fleet transportation and distribution to Praxair, the largest industrial gas firm in North America and the largest supplier of helium and carbon dioxide worldwide.
In working with Planifi-K, an Argentina-based consulting firm specializing in logistical planning and an official strategic partner of Roadnet Technologies (ex- UPS Logistics Technologies), NAVTEQ has enabled Praxair’s fleet to improve operational procedures. Praxair is using NAVTEQ map data of Argentina and Roadnet Technologies® software to optimize their fleet transportation and distribution services. Praxair‘s newly implemented fleet transportation and distribution solution is used across a variety of industries such as steel, food and beverage, consumer electronic devices and healthcare.
The implementation of an optimized fleet transportation and distribution solution has already helped to reduce the number of kilometers driven, increase efficiency, improve management of car capacity and significantly decrease routing and loading time. Praxair has also successfully achieved more efficient fleet planning as a result of using NAVTEQ map data and Roadnet Technologies® software from Planifi-K.
“NAVTEQ and Planifi-K are working together to provide companies with the most sophisticated technology in top-quality products. These solutions help companies such as Praxair optimize their operations, increase productivity and reduce costs,” said Helder de Azevedo, general director, Latin America Sales NAVTEQ.
“About two years ago, Praxair made the decision to change its distribution methods in order to make them more efficient. The results are clear. By using NAVTEQ maps we managed to reduce mileage, thus generating less wear and tear in our vehicle fleet, minimizing the unit cost of distribution and enhancing client service,” said Alfredo Bourdieu, Manager of Praxair Packaged Operations Center for South LatAm. “We firmly believe technology investments and continuous map updates are an ongoing process that is helping achieve our business goals, which was all made possible thanks to the collaboration with NAVTEQ and Planifi-K.”
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of location content in the form of maps, traffic and places data that enables navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies precise, comprehensive location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 5,800 employees located in 200 offices in 54 countries.
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