WABCO Holdings Inc. has announced it has expanded its partnership with Kögel through a new supply agreement for WABCO’s TrailerGuard system, a telematics technology for trailer fleet management. Kögel is a European trailer manufacturer headquartered in Burtenbach, Germany.
“WABCO is a long-term partner and preferred supplier for Kögel, and we are proud to offer their award-winning TrailerGuard system as a premium telematics solution to meet the diverse needs of our customers in Europe,” says Thomas Heckel, chief executive officer and managing director at Kögel. “WABCO’s TrailerGuard sets the transport industry’s benchmark for helping our customers to further optimize utilization of their assets through improved vehicle safety and efficiency.”
TrailerGuard is designed to combine telematics with diagnosis of the vehicle’s various operating data. From any location via an Internet portal or via integration with a fleet management system, fleet personnel can monitor brake wear, mileage, reefer temperature, door openings and closings, tire pressure, axle load and the trailer’s electronic braking system, as well as enabling a vehicle to be located in real time, allowing optimized utilization of each trailer.
“We are proud of our expanding partnership with Kögel as they are recognized within Europe’s commercial trailer industry as an innovation powerhouse through their pioneering engineering of better transport solutions,” says Nick Rens, WABCO vice president, aftermarket and trailer systems. “TrailerGuard demonstrates WABCO’s passion for innovation as we continue to help transport professionals to increase vehicle safety and efficiency while also assessing their current assets and future investments.”