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Woodway Engineering is expanding its offering to the blue light sector to include telematics cameras.
Woodway, the UK’s leading supplier of lighting solutions to the emergency services, has signed a partnership agreement with Trakm8, the UK’s largest manufacturer of telematics devices. The deal will see Woodway act as a distributor of Trakm8’s innovative RH600 vehicle camera to the blue light sector.
The RH600 is the most advanced 4G telematics camera on the UK market. Integrating telematics and driver behaviour analytics with dash cam technology in one compact device, the RH600 provides fleets with the insights they need to improve safety and reduce costs.
Ray Skelhon, Chairman of Woodway Engineering, said: “We are experiencing growing customer demand for a product that combines the best elements of telematics with a high-quality vehicle camera. The RH600 actually exceeds our expectations and we think it will be a great addition to our customers’ fleets, bringing them myriad safety and operational benefits.”
The partnership brings together two highly-regarded West Midlands-based manufacturers. Launched last year to selected fleets including Iceland Foods and Calor Gas, the RH600 is now in full production at Trakm8’s UK manufacturing facility in Coleshill. Located in nearby Coventry, Woodway Engineering is a leading supplier of high-quality automotive emergency warning systems, including lights, beacons and sirens.
Chris Horbowyj, Channel Sales Director for Trakm8, said: “Woodway is one of the best-known suppliers to the emergency services and has a hard-won reputation for providing high-quality products. We believe that there is a huge opportunity for telematics cameras in this space and are delighted to be working with such a prestigious partner to develop it.”
The RH600 has two cameras - one in-cab and one forward-facing. Together, the HD cameras provide clear footage from the driver's perspective and hard evidence to defend fleets against false claims. The camera automatically records video of harsh events, but its real power lies in its ability to provide on-event videos or stills, and real-time streaming or historic video on-demand.
One customer who deployed the RH600 across 1,500 vehicles found that it cut the number of viable insurance claims made against the company by 50%. It also witnessed a 260% increase in instances where dash cam footage was able to support a claim in the company’s favour.
The RH600 can provide up to 250 videos, 125 photographs and 10 minutes of live-streaming per vehicle each month making its running costs much lower than other cameras. The device can also predict vehicle failures before they happen. Through CANbus connectivity, the RH600 provides diagnostic trouble codes and battery health information, along with driver scoring, all of which reduce costs related to breakdown, accidents and fuel consumption.
Woodway Engineering Limited has been the distribution route into Europe and the Rest of the World for Whelen products for the last 38 years. By mutual agreement, and taking effect from 1st August 2018, all international distribution and sales opportunities outside of the UK and the Republic of Ireland will be handled directly from Whelen Engineering in the USA, allowing Woodway to focus solely on the UK and Republic of Ireland markets where they hold a solid market share with plans for further growth.
This change will not affect Woodway Engineering's existing exclusive role supplying Whelen equipment into the UK and the Republic of Ireland; and for all of our customers in these regions, business will continue as usual. Woodway will also continue to be a licensed manufacturer of Whelen products for these territories, a unique position the company has held for many years.
Any queries relating to the above announcement should be directed to Sue Klesniks, either by email to [email protected] or by telephone on 024 7684 1750.
Salary: Negotiable, dependent upon experience
The Company: An established, family run company which has been in business for over 50 years. We are the UK Master Distributor for Whelen Engineering (USA) and the market leader in the supply of light bars and siren systems into the UK Police, Fire and Ambulance services.
In addition, Woodway has designed a range of vehicle mast systems equipped with high specification camera systems which are providing new and exciting opportunities both in the UK and internationally. We are an engineering B2B company so do not deal with the general public. Check out our latest product video https://www.woodwaynightowl.com/
The role: As a small company, the job role is varied and extensive. Reporting to the Marketing Director, you would be required to support the UK Sales Managers and also our International Distributors. This position would suit someone who is self-motivated and is able to work unsupervised and enjoys a variety of work. A problem solving and outgoing personality is essential. You will be required to interact both internally with staff and externally with customers and attend UK exhibitions. You must have the ability to manage and prioritize deadlines and have good attention to detail. Tasks you would be expected to be involved with include:
- Writing brochure, PR and quarterly newsletter copy.
- Producing and updating brochures/flyers, product instruction manuals, graphic panels and producing other presentation materials to support internal sales and Distributors.
- Managing relationships with external agencies and suppliers for website design, brochures, printing, corporate videos, photographers, exhibition design etc.
- Liaising with external suppliers for the development of a new corporate website and product videos.
- Organizing and attending exhibitions.
- Updating website
- Updating social media, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
- Maintaining branding guidelines and ensuring all promotional materials comply.
Skills required for the job:
- A high level of English and copy writing skills.
- Competent with Adobe, specifically Photoshop and In- design.
- Competent with Microsoft word, excel and power point.
- Familiar with WordPress, Magneto and Wix for updating and managing Woodway website
- Work under pressure and to deadlines and be prepared to learn new skills.
Desirable but not essential: Degree or CIM marketing qualification and interest in photography.
A full UK driving license is a necessity with this position.
Please forward CV details to: [email protected]
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