GE introduces VeriWise™ technology to help Mexico trucking companies monitor and secu


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MEXICO CITY, Mexico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Electric (GE) has introduced to the trucking industry here its VeriWise™ TRUCKING service, advanced satellite-based technology that helps companies monitor, manage and secure their over-the-road trailers.

Today, more than 150,000 VeriWise units are installed on trailers in Canada, Europe and the U.S., including those operated in the U.S. by Wal-Mart and the U.S. Postal Service. VeriWise TRUCKING has helped improve safety on the highways, reduce wasted fuel, and provide an additional layer of security to guard against cargo theft.

Customers can view trailer locations continuously through an industry-leading secure Website, and use it to determine how to route and maintain them efficiently. More important, VeriWise provides critical management information on conditions in and around trailers such as whether doors are open or closed. GE is now adapting VeriWise technology for rail cars, intermodal units and marine containers.

GE helps customers finance their VeriWise TRUCKING purchase, as well as acquire, maintain and sell trailers through the Trailer Fleet Services business unit of its Equipment Services division, operating in Mexico since 1993. Trailer Fleet Services has branches in Mexico City, Monterrey and Guadalajara. A new branch will be opening soon in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

Other GE businesses have operated plants and joint venture operations throughout the country for decades, and employ more than 12,000 people here.

A major component of VeriWise hardware, the dual-satellite transceiver that makes up the “brain” of the system, is manufactured by a Delphi in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. In addition, all wiring harnesses for VeriWise systems are manufactured in Mexico. Finally, GE’s North American VeriWise Customer Call Center is located in Juarez, and has 20 bi-lingual employees that can handle more than 450 product support calls per day.

To help launch VeriWise in Mexico, GE has brought its Mobile Solutions Center (MSC), a custom-built 53-foot drop-deck exhibition trailer. A technology classroom on wheels, the MSC demonstrates all the monitoring capabilities of the service, including “door open” and cargo sensors, and even a solar-powered battery charger, which is used to transmit data when the trailer is left unhooked from a tractor. The MSC is appearing today in Mexico City at an exhibition for customers and the media, and will appear at a second exhibition in Monterrey on June 14. The MSC also will visit three trucking customer sites.

“We are delighted to bring VeriWise technology and our Mobile Solutions Center to Mexico,” said Kishore Shahani, CEO of Trailer Fleet Services in Mexico. “VeriWise solutions can improve both the efficiency and profitability of the carriers and private fleets that support commerce across our country. ”

About GE Equipment Services

Equipment Services is a global provider of transport solutions for the world’s supply chains. Owners and lessor of more than a million trucks, trailers, railcars and sea containers, Equipment Services offers a full range of leasing and intelligence-based asset management and logistics services for manufacturers, retailers and shippers to make the movement raw materials and cargo safer, more secure and more productive.

With 50 years in the US, and 13 in Mexico, Trailer Fleet Services is the leading company in trailer leasing and related services. A division of Equipment Services with more than 150 customers in Mexico and a fleet of 10,000 trailers, Trailer Fleet Services provides value-added solutions to the transportation industry with locations in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara and opening soon in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

GE (NYSE: GE) is Imagination at Work -- a diversified technology, media and financial services company focused on solving some of the world’s toughest problems. With products and services ranging from aircraft engines, power generation, water processing and security technology to medical imaging, business and consumer financing, media content and advanced materials, GE serves customers throughout Mexico and in more than 100 countries. It also employs more than 300,000 people worldwide, including more than 12,000 in Mexico. For more information, visit the company's Web site at Home : GE.

Source - Businesswire

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