Optimization of the trucks fleet

Optimization = Increase in Value

The competitive value in the fourth industrial revolution

L'Industry 4.0 it is a digitization process that allows the company to obtain data and use it as an analysis tool. This movement leads the company to approach new business models for automation with the aim of obtaining competitive value through the optimization of its assets. 

Industry 4.0 offers countless tax benefits and real savings, thanks to the ETS monitoring system that optimizes the fleet expenses.

The device Kiwitron ETS was created to collect data and process information thanks to innovative algorithms (big data). The purpose is simplify the fleet manager work by getting economical and organizational advantages.

Fleet Manager ETS

After years of studies in the Material Handling sector, Kiwitron has created the ETS system which has allowed the optimization of dozens of fleets.

The ETS system allows information to be collected and enhanced to obtain immediate savings of the 50% on the total value of the fleet and of the fleet manager, thanks to the tax breaks provided for in the Transition Plan 4.0.

How can I optimize the fleet?

First, analyzing data and collecting information

The ETS system is an innovative device able to collect and analyse lots of information of the vehicle, by sending data to Kiwitron's cloud ,which process them through Wi-Fi or using a SIM. After the analysis the system inform the fleet manager of the vehicle status, including alarms or problems.

Some of the main functions of the ETS system that are useful in terms of efficiency and residual value of the asset are:

  1. shock detection: 3-axis accelerometer to know how much the shock is strong and serious;
  2. battery analysis:lead-acid batteries are susceptible to incorrect charging, thanks to the ETS system we can immediately get the information of a bad recharge (baby bottle);
  3. working hours divided into key hours and hours of real activity;
  4. access control:the ETS system recognizes and enables the use of the vehicle only to suitable operators, analyzing also their driving style 
ets check list prospettiva

Checklist Operator

The ETS system allows to start the vehicle only after filling out a pre-operational checklists required by Legislative Decree 81/08, also known as the "Unique text" about safety. The employer is therefore forced to analyze the correct condition of the lifting vehicle before using it. 

Kiwitron fleet management will ask the operator to check and verify some driving and electrical parameters that can be adjusted and will request an electronic signature at the end of the process. The checklists and any problems or inadequacy will be notified to the vehicle manager.

Logistic Efficiency

Thanks to the flows analysis and graphs of the fleet WorkLoad


The analysis of the real-time fleet driving status is a fundamental parameter in terms of savings. For example, the ETS system allows you to check how many vehicles are working at the same time.

This data is useful to know which are the less used vehicles compared to the most used ones. This is helpful to increase the residual value at the end of the rental service or when taking out of the service.


Spaghetti Charts

Thanks to the localization systems (such as GPS, GNSS, RTLS), Kiwitron's cloud generates an analysis of data flows represented through spaghetti charts.

Thanks to this analysis, it has been reduced a waste in terms of time, resources, etc.. that is part of the productive process when using the fleet.



Our Safety systems

The Fleet Manager is not only data, but also an active security system

Collision Prevention System

The ETS system makes it possible to drastically reduce accidents involving vehicles and/or pedestrians. Thanks to the Ultra Wide Band (UWB) technology, known for its very good reactivity and high precision, the ETS system analyzes the surrounding area by activating the vehicle's safety measures in a semi-automatic mode in case of danger. 

The system activates the progressive slowdown of the vehicle thanks to the two different detection areas.

Radar System

Thanks to Lidar technology and Microwave technology, the ETS system allows to warn the operator, acting as an assistant system during the driving hours and detect any obstacle in the work environment.

These technologies allows to get a high level of precision (millimetric in case of Lidar) and transform the radar in a really useful tool if you need to do complex operation / maneuver.

Case study: LOG.IN

LOG.IN reports the optimization data of his fleet - Partnership with Kiwitron

LOG.IN., a leading company in the rental of Jungheinrich forklifts, was the first to believe in the digitalization process and in the transition plan 4.0. Indeed, LOG.IN. has invested in digitalization and Kiwitron fleet manager products for several years.

"Today, there are over one hundred vehicles LOG.IN on which the ETS systems have been placed - has declared Pier Luigi di Lecce, owner of the company from Turin - and the number will grow. We have been in the Logistic Industrial field from 1994 and now more than ever, there is a high request of smart forklifts, interconnected and highly efficient, that cannot be ignored. The answer we offer is a smart answer, the one that implies looking at the future of our company exactly how we look at the future of our products, developing new solutions in line with the needs of the market every day. The company is growing and also the awareness that the market needs continuous innovation and above all security, concept that we must defend and whose behalf we must research".

LOG.IN has been the first to analyze the real value of the new industrial revolution 4.0, getting over € 1,000.00 savings per semester each forklift they had in the fleet. Read the article

Kiwitron's experience

Kiwitron collaborates with the largest Italian importers and manufacturers of lifting, earthmoving and agriculture vehicles. Over 5000 devices working every day allow the improvement of the fleet of dozens and dozens of partners, who thanks to Kiwitron can reach the frontiers of the new industrial revolution 4.0.

Kiwitron help you to reach the frontiers of the fourth industrial revolution.
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