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The Felix Project Turns to Maxoptra to Help Deliver Christmas Food to Vulnerable People

Providing a free door-to-door service, The Felix Project collects good quality surplus food from suppliers and delivers it to charities supporting children, families, vulnerable adults and more. From a standing start in 2016, The Felix Project is set to provide at least one million meals a year, and has recently launched a new campaign to provide disadvantaged primary school children and their families with access to fresh and nutritious food.


Industrial Metal Services save £250,000 with joined up optimisation solution

Industrial Metal Services - recognised as one of the UK’s largest structural steel stockholders and processors - have over 40 years of service behind them. IMS deliver rich steel, used in large-scale construction, engineering and architectural projects across the country. Staying at the top of their game in such a competitive market requires IMS to get to grips with unbeatable technology to manage their IT, Mobile, Telephony and Telematics services.


Maxoptra Routing and Scheduling Helps Maintain 5 Stars

Operating from five showrooms across London and the east of England, offers a range of delivery services, including next day. Using Maxoptra’s automated multi drop routing software, the UK based company is already realising a return on investment with reduced fuel costs and less reliance on outsourced couriers. The cloud based Maxoptra platform is also helping adhere to driving regulations, reduce back office administration, produce comprehensive reports and plan for business expansion.


Maxoptra Helps Deliver £1/4million Savings for Industrial Metal Services

One of the UK’s largest steel stockholders has realised savings in the region of £250,000 per annum, following the implementation of a telematics integrated route planning and scheduling solution. The Maxoptra cloud based software, integrated with the WEBFLEET management solution from TomTom Telematics, has helped Industrial Metal Services (IMS) reduce on-road costs, maximise vehicle efficiency and fleet capacity, and boost customer service. The Maxoptra system was implemented in collaboration with TomTom partner, Communicate Better.


Maxoptra Routing and Scheduling Lifts Delivery Service Levels for Rollerdor

Garage door manufacturer, Rollerdor, has implemented Maxoptra dynamic route planning and scheduling software to help with the management of made to measure doors. Operating a nationwide delivery and installation service, Rollerdor has seen significant expansion and expects to deliver in excess of 6,000 custom built doors in 2017. The cloud-based Maxoptra solution has reduced the time spent planning deliveries, maximised the efficiency of deliveries and installations, and improved customer service.


Maxoptra Helps Arthur David Food Go the Extra Mile for Christmas Menus

Since implementing Maxoptra, integrated with in-cab telematics from TomTom, Arthur David has seen a dramatic reduction in the time and resources taken to deal with customer queries. Before Maxoptra, and in the case of a vehicle leaving late or falling behind schedule, the company could receive hundreds of calls in a matter of hours. Each customer call required a call to the transport team, potentially a call to the driver, often resulting in multiple calls per issue.


Do you feel lucky?

I have to smile when I see some frustrated salesman circulate the above cartoon or similar.  It must have been almost 30 years ago when I first saw it, though it’s probably older than that.

On the one hand, I’m sure that to many hopefuls, I’m that annoying prospect who just does not respond to all the overtures made by potential salesman.


Maxoptra Powers Vehicle Scheduling for G-Force Telematics Users

G-Force Communications has signed up as reseller of Maxoptra, the dynamic route planning and scheduling software. The Runcorn based mobile communication specialist is already a certified TomTom Fleet Telematics partner, and sees the addition of Maxoptra to its fleet vehicle solutions as integral to realising operational and financial benefits for its customers.


Countdown to Black Friday

So, are you all set for Black Friday and the following six weeks?

If you were in any doubt about what’s to come, here are some facts from last year to remind you.


Maxoptra Makes 2017 Fleet Hero Award Shortlist for Innovation

Maxoptra route planning and scheduling software has once again been nominated for a prestigious Energy Saving Trust Fleet Hero Award. The cloud based dynamic scheduling solution was first shortlisted in 2016 in the category of Fleet Supplier of the Year, when, despite strong competition, Maxoptra won the category – with the judges recognising the support provided to fleet operators contributing to reductions in carbon emissions.