It’s been revealed that Air Products has chosen to utilise a satellite tracking service for the optimisation and effective management of its packaged gases delivery network in the UK and Ireland.

Air Products has chosen Masternaut Three X to supply a web-based satellite tracking solution for its UK and Ireland cylinder gas business.

Following a successful trial of the Masternaut real-time service, the company has rolled out the solution to its delivery fleet. It’s anticipated that the service will enable Air Products to optimise its route planning and provide a highly secure, fully automatic seamless lone-worker safety system.

The company’s packaged gases business uses a specially developed routing and scheduling programme to manage its delivery fleet. Air Products will cross-reference the Masternaut live information with the routing and scheduling software to enable it to optimise the management of the fleet.

As a result of the technology’s implementation, the company will be able to see exactly who is behind the wheel of each vehicle, in real time.

Peter Birdsall, UK Transport Manager, Packaged Gases for Air Products, explains the motivation behind adopting the service, “Air Products’ two key objectives for the Masternaut implementation are: utilisation of the service in order to identify areas for improving our vehicle routing and also ensuring we have a robust, lone worker system that provides maximum safety, eradicating any chance of human error.”

“One of the main benefits this solution offers us is the ability to manage the sequence of orders and let customers know when they can expect their deliveries.”

Air Products Packaged Gases serves a vast range of customers and industries including the steel, energy, technology, and healthcare sectors, as well as food markets, through a portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases.