Leading food manufacturer, Allied Bakeries has recently implemented an integrated and networked Triscan fuel management solution across all of its 18 UK sites. The company based in Berkshire saw the investment as a key measure to control its fuel costs and carbon reduction programme.
Keith Thomson from Allied Bakeries comments, “The implementation of such a large project requires careful planning. Especially when you consider that IT has to integrate with operational hardware located in a harsh transport environment. The project management professionals involved on both sides did a great job”.
The solution involved the installation of a tag based system, which provided drivers and managers with access to fuelling via Triscan’s popular Apollo PC fuel monitoring hardware. The company’s latest fuel software, Odyssey is being used as the management reporting tool to give assigned users access to the vital information required.
Triscan worked closely with the Allied Bakeries IT projects team, which involved a 2 month pilot at the company’s West Bromwich site.
Beware of poor replicas of Triscan fuel management systems
Part of the deal involved the replacement of an existing fuel management system; this included both the hardware and software elements due to its inadequacies. Following investigations, it was reported as a bad attempt at a poorly re-engineered Triscan solution.
Simon Hollingsworth, Triscan’s Managing Director makes the point – “Increasingly, we are coming across situations where competitors’ products are being hailed as ‘Triscan replacements’. When it comes down to it, these claims do not have any substance and we would urge customers to contact us directly to avoid any issues arising with the firmware or fuel software”.
Triscan continue to provide a single point of aftercare to Allied Bakeries, which includes pump support and remote software assistance, via their qualified technical team in Lancashire.