Comasco Case Study

Comasco leveraged Pointer by Powerfleet’s solution for real-time tracking and inventory management.

Comasco decided to modernize its crane business with IoT technology to gain better visibility, utilization, and security over the equipment.

Location

South America

Type

Mechanical engineering tools

Fleet Size

450

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“The Pointer by Powerfleet solution was tailor-made to our needs, enabling us to have complete transparency and see what is happening with every crane part at any given moment, including real-time status of our inventory.

We are externally proud to be pioneers in our field by bringing the logistics management of crane parts into the IoT age.”

Haim Danon
Chairman of Comasco

About the company

Comasco, a leading importer of mechanical engineering tools and equipment for building and construction, importing the best known, and most sought-after brands of mechanical engineering equipment into Israel: JCB, Potain, Tesab, just to name few. Comasco imports hundreds of different models of mechanical engineering tools and equipment and provides service to over 5,000 customers in Israel and to a significant number of Israeli contractors abroad.

The challenge

Comasco decided to modernize its crane business with IoT technology to gain better visibility, utilization, and security over the equipment. Previously, Comasco followed a labor-intensive process for keeping track of expensive rented equipment. 

The solution

Pointer by Powerfleet’s IoT crane solution integrates hardware units, software, and interfaces with a third-party enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, making the knowledge transfer completely seamless. The rugged IP69K CelloSense devices are attached to the crane parts, while the CelloTrack Nano hub is located at the entrance of the warehouse. The combined solution uses algorithmic logic to create a virtual gate that recognizes the ordered crane parts, automatically registering them in the ERP system, and authorizing their exit from the warehouse yard. By having this information, Comasco has complete security over crane parts at the storage yard and at each job site.

The chain of custody of crane parts is a complicated journey with the equipment being delivered to the job site, the assembly and disassembly of parts, and shipment back to the warehouse. The Pointer by Powerfleet IoT solution enables on-the-fly alerts for proactive actions and complete visibility through Software-as-a-Service local and global map views of all crane parts.

Results

By leveraging Pointer by Powerfleet’s solution for real-time tracking and inventory management, Comasco now has a fully automated process that provides complete visibility of its rented assets at various job sites and regardless of harsh weather conditions.

“We are externally proud to be pioneers in our field by bringing the logistics management of crane parts into the IoT age,” said Haim Danon, Chairman of Comasco. “The Pointer by Powerfleet solution was tailor-made to our needs, enabling us to have complete transparency and see what is happening with every crane part at any given moment, including real-time status of our inventory.”

Conclusion

When renting crane equipment, large, heavy parts need to be shipped from the warehouse to the customer’s site, and then back to the crane company’s warehouse, making its management a very challenging task that requires many different resources. Our IoT solution enables Comasco to be in constant control of their assets, while increasing their productivity and efficiency.

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