Glass and window manufacturers, such as the German market leader Weha-Therm, use special transport racks (so-called “racks”) to deliver high-value and fragile products to customers. Once the shipments are received, customers return the empty racks. Maintaining an accurate, up-to-date overview of the entire inventory of racks in order to optimise operational processes is a challenge, as racks can be mishandled, not returned on time or lost.
Weha-Therm has implemented a solution from BOX ID Systems and H solutions to remotely track individual racks in real time. The end-to-end IoT location tracking solution, used for the Sigfox 0G network, includes dedicated industrial-grade multi-year trackers and a specialised data analytics platform. The solution provides 100 per cent visibility for racks, anytime, anywhere in Europe and globally. The installation of maintenance-free devices with long battery life is very simple and cost-effective.