TrenStar will be at Sapics from 2-4 June 2013
TURBO CHARGED TECHNOLOGY
TrenStar is actively promoting RFID as reliable, viable and advanced methodology for the tracking and tracing of mobile asset via a demo of scalelectric racing. For the event, we tagged the racing cars with RFID tags and developed a Tracking system that reads absolutely every second the car is on the track; from false starts, to fastest and slowest laps to overall racing time and race winners.
This demo was set up as a live application of what can be done and that tracking and tracing possibilities with RFID are endless and without limits in application.
TrenStar developed what can be deemed a multimedia application which employs Social media - in this case Facebook as a vehicle to promote an event and products. We, in collaboration with Sapics use the event as a launch and the expectations of this very new application has not disappointed! Right now we have hundreds of Facebooks accounts updated with pictures/photos of delegated at the event. Group photo's mailed to e-mail accounts (all supporting evidence of attendance) are buzzing through the airwaves from the Towers.
We look forward to analyse the stats on attendance and likes on the various Sponsors at Sapics - valuable information for the next event?!
The event is great and as always a wonderful opportunity to meet with Business in General.
TrenStar – Proud Sponsor of the Inaugural green Supply Chain Awards 2009 and “lifelong” partner in the annual sponsoring of the Green Supply Chain trophies.
Extract from the inaugural Awards Press Release:
“Press Release: TrenStar sponsors the inaugural Green Supply Chain Awards
The Green Supply Chain Awards was envisaged by The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTSA), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) and Supply Chain Today in an effort to acknowledge the hard work and innovation of companies and individuals aiming to lessen the impact of the collective supply chain on the environment. The awards are also an attempt at making companies aware of their impact on and responsibility towards the environment, given recent research on the far reaching effect that the supply chain has on Mother Earth. To this effect, the Green Supply Chain Awards will award the best product, best project and ultimately the individual with the greatest impact in making the supply chain greener.
“Our involvement with the Green Supply Chain Awards is driven by a far more personal belief in the role of the supply chain in minimising our impact on the environment,” says Tap du Plessis, CEO of TrenStar. “This is one of the main reasons why we have removed all non-recyclable materials from our pool of rental containers and why we are able to track and trace any container under our management from cradle to grave. Doing this not only ensures better management of the product and its ultimate disposal, but also allows us to better understand our, and our clients' carbon footprint and general impact on the environment.”
According to Du Plessis TrenStar will introduce several new environmentally friendly solutions in the coming twelve months, both locally and abroad. This should see the company deepen its involvement in the Green Supply Chain Awards from being the key sponsor to also being a participant in the competition.
Green Supply Chain - www.greensupplychain.com
CILTSA - www.ciltsa.org.za
TrenStar is a patron member of the responsible Packaging Management Association of South Africa.”
TrenStar Acquires Controlling Stake in Roan Group. Two giants join forces:
TrenStar ensures sustainable growth through effective and symbiotic alliances. In a game were the effective use of technology is critical to the roadmap for success, strengthening one’s technical expertise has a mutually beneficial outcome.
TrenStar acquired the controlling stake in the Roan Group, harnessing the technical expertise to the benefit of the client….
Extract from the press release:
TrenStar, a leading provider of returnable packaging and logistics solutions, has partnered with IT solutions provider Roan Systems and its affiliates, Roan Safety Systems and The Printer Distribution Company (PDC).
The partnership was this month formalised through the sale of a controlling stake in the Roan group of companies to TrenStar, which in itself is a privately held company.
“The aim of this transaction is not to take the reins of Roan, but rather to group our strengths and technical expertise in a way that will benefit all our customers,” says Tap du Plessis, CEO of TrenStar. To this point Roan Systems and its affiliates will remain a separate entity and will continue to serve its customers from its national network anchored in Olivedale, Johannesburg. TrenStar will in turn retain its national network of depot support offices and its head office in Centurion, Gauteng.
According to Du Plessis the partnership will strengthen the two company's close working relationship, which stretches back more than a decade and spans technical projects that range from tracking and tracing to radio frequency identification tags (RFID) enablement at clients.
“Recent developments in Roan's range of products, combined with the further development of our Enterprise Asset Management (TrenStar EAM) system has lead us to the logical conclusion that a direct equity partnership would not only be sensible, but beneficial to both groups and the companies they serve,” says Du Plessis.
“We can now truly offer our customers an end-to-end solution,” says FrikkieKoegelenberg, managing director of Roan Systems. He explains that TrenStar and Roan will in future combine their technical and engineering knowledge in fields such as RFID and greenfield project design and development.”
PDC - www.tpdc.co.za