Ermewa Group, a European lessor of industrial railcars and tank containers, has contracted with Amsted Digital Solutions for an end-to-end telematics platform for Ermewa’s digitalization initiatives.
Ermewa, with more than 40,000 assets in its railcar fleet, said, “The Amsted Digital telematics solution provides a comprehensive, end-to-end fleet visibility and advanced optimization software that will improve customers’ overall rail shipment experience and assist in optimizing traffic flows and car utilization.
“In parallel, the Amsted Digital platform will provide Ermewa advanced digital analytics that will improve repair depot cycle times and implement a condition-based maintenance program, leveraging Amsted Digital’s rugged onboard gateways and wireless sensor intelligence. Combined with Amsted Rail’s more-than 100 years of freight railway component and bogie experience as a leading global manufacturer of bogie systems, will deliver real value. “
An initial deployment volume of 20,000 Amsted Digital telematics systems is under way.
Amsted Digital’s proprietary Supply Chain Visibility (SCV) software is developed around ITSS standards. Ermewa customers will be able to leverage such features such as cycle and route analysis, predictive estimated time of arrival metrics, and the WeatherVue application, which provides information on rail assets that may be impacted by weather-related events or disruptions.
“We are excited to be working closely with a leading company like Ermewa Group to provide real value and benefits that will assist in transforming its vision of digitalization into reality,” said Amsted Digital Solutions Managing Director John Felty. “Our SCV software tools and dashboard provide new insights beyond general track-and-trace, and incorporate functions of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning that will optimize customer supply chains and allow for better, more informed decisions regarding asset movement.”
“With this initiative, Ermewa is positioned to provide a new level of service and value to our customers,” said Ermewa Group CEO David Zindo. “Amsted Digital Solutions’ telematics platform gives our customers flexible and powerful tools to improve their supply chain, which means real value for us and them.”
Amsted Digital Solutions describes itself as “an IoT telematics solutions company providing end-to-end integrated platforms that deliver greater supply chain visibility across unpowered asset segments, backed by the unmatched freight rail heritage of Amsted Rail, the world’s leading provider of undercarriage and end-of-car railcar components for the heavy-haul rail industry.
Ermewa Group “specializes in designing, optimizing and managing strategic assets for the global supply chain, helping customers become more efficient in core activities. With operation throughout Europe for railcars and worldwide for tank containers, Ermewa Group offers local expertise to industries as diverse as steel, energy, chemical, construction, mining, agribusiness, foodstuffs and transportation, with a wealth of experience in railcar fleet technical management.
Amsted Digital is exhibiting at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany, Hall 20, Booth 303.