Glencore, one of the world’s largest global diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities, has awarded a three-year contract extension to vehicle tracking and fleet management specialist Ctrack by Inseego.

The agreement will see Glencore’s fleet of 600 vehicles upgraded to Ctrack’s advanced management solution at its operations in Mpumalanga.

A client since 2007, Glencore chose Ctrack based on the company’s ability to efficiently streamline safety, health, environment and quality (SHEQ) management.

By utilising Ctrack’s advanced fleet monitoring software, Glencore is able to comply with various South African government regulations, including the South African Mine Health and Safety Act which, among other aspects, requires mines and related companies to identify and eliminate operational hazards so as to minimise the risks to health and safety.

As detailed reporting of operations is crucial to maximising productivity, Ctrack equipped Glencore with tracking tools that accurately record a vast range of operational data. Using Ctrack’s fleet monitoring software, Glencore is now able to interrogate vital recorded data should it need to investigate any incident involving its vehicles or drivers.

The upgraded solution has been customised for Glencore’s safety requirements with monitoring of risk protocols with peripherals – such as speed zone monitoring – playing a critical role in managing assets.

Further, Glencore uses Ctrack’s tracking tools to measure driver behaviour. To maximise efficient production, Ctrack has appointed dedicated 24 hour on-site support technicians at Glencore’s operations.

“We have worked closely with Glencore over the last 10 years. We place high emphasis on the objectives of helping to provide a working environment that is free of risk to the health and safety of employees,” says Hein Jordt, MD of Ctrack South Africa.