The South32 GEMCO site is an open-cut mining operation, producing high-grade manganese ore that is shipped to their Tasmanian manganese alloy plant and around the world. This Groote Eylandt Mining Company operation (GEMCO), is located on an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the Australian coast and is currently the largest and lowest-cost manganese ore producer in the world
In 2017, Laura Jeffery, a Reliability Specialist at the South32 GEMCO site contacted Linxio to explore what is possible with telematics devices, and how they can help reduce fleet expenses and reduce labour costs by automating manual processes.
The main problem at GEMCO was the vehicles were not properly maintained due to the current maintenance schedule being calendar based. With the help of Linxio and the GEMCO team, a solution was decided to implement a telematics system into the entire fleet and eventually mover to a more accurate engine hours based maintenance schedule.
The system implemented at GEMCO was a OBDII plug and play GPS tracking device, with concealment kit, synced to the Linxio software platform and integrated with their SAP application.
- VX60 4G OBDII GPS Tracking Device
- OBDII Splitter / Concealment Kit
- Linxio Fleet Plus Software Plan
- API Integration into SAP
“We’ve been able to move to a more accurate maintenance schedule which resulted in lower overall costs and more productive fleet.”
Since implementing the Linxio system, the South32 GEMCO site has showcased the benefits to other South32 which have also adopted similar solutions.
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If you are interested in implementing a GPS tracking system to increase productivity, lower fleet and labour costs, and help you stay compliant, contact one of our experienced product specialists today for an obligation free discovery session where we can showcase the product and talk you through the different options and pricing.