Joseph Ash Galvanizing is rolling out Wheely-Safe’s intelligent TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) across its commercial vehicle fleet. The steel business has commented that it has noticed improvements in the safety of its operations and reduced downtime for its fleet, ensuring better peace of mind.
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Joseph Ash Galvanizing has eight plants in the UK, with its customers ranging from large construction companies and fabricators, to fencing and agricultural specifiers, government departments and even metal sculpture artists, so a centralised TPMS system was paramount in the research process.
Gerry Green, Operations Director at Joseph Ash Galvanizing, said of the process of choosing Wheely-Safe: “We first heard about Wheely-Safe a few years ago, it seemed like an interesting bit of kit. And when we sampled the latest generation of products first-hand, we were really impressed.”
Adding that Joseph Ash is currently utilising the TPMS part of the technology, overall “in the future, we are keen to test the wheel security system too.” Green added, “It was really easy to install, and will help us to reduce costly breakdowns, spot tyre damage and defects early and prevent accidents, which can only be a good thing.”
Joseph Ash Galvanizing has specified Wheely-Safe’s external TPMS sensors, which replaces the normal valve caps on every tyre and pair up to solar-powered receivers fitted in the cab. The drivers are also utilising Wheely-Safe’s Pressure and Brake Temperature Checkers, as well as WalkAround Checkers for their daily inspections.
For the installation, Wheely-Safe provided training to help facilitate the process, including guidance on how to use the system correctly, with the business’s local tyre fitters also on site during the demonstrations to ensure they understood how everything worked.
“It is still early days, but the drivers have already found the system very useful, with instant alerts allowing them to stop and deal with low tyre pressure immediately. In the past it may have developed into something more serious,” adds Green.