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Scandinavian Auto Distributor Uses AeroScout Visibility Tool

Holmgrens Bil, one of the largest automobile distributors and dealerships in Scandinavia, has installed the AeroScout Visibility System to track and manage more than 1,000 vehicles and other equipment across a 700,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility.
"Each day car dealers around the world face the same problem, says Benny Holmgrens: "Exactly where is the car that the customer wants to look at?"
He says the AeroScout solution provides this real-time visibility while offering a large array of added features that improve revenue, reduce errors and increase productivity.
Holmgrens Bil operates nine sites in Sweden, acting as a distributor for multiple brands of new and used vehicles. The largest of these sites required a system that could track vehicles and associated assets, such as equipment carts, using a standard Wi-Fi wireless network spread across three buildings and five parking lots. AeroScout and systems integrator IQ provided a complete solution, including hardware and software for asset tracking and a handheld application for mobile searching. Each vehicle and asset is now automatically tracked in real time, enabling employees to remotely locate the exact automobile that a customer is requesting, and track the movement of vehicles throughout the facility for management, theft prevention and efficiency.
AeroScout is based in San Mateo, Calif.
Visit www.aeroscout.com.

Holmgrens Bil, one of the largest automobile distributors and dealerships in Scandinavia, has installed the AeroScout Visibility System to track and manage more than 1,000 vehicles and other equipment across a 700,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor facility.
"Each day car dealers around the world face the same problem, says Benny Holmgrens: "Exactly where is the car that the customer wants to look at?"
He says the AeroScout solution provides this real-time visibility while offering a large array of added features that improve revenue, reduce errors and increase productivity.
Holmgrens Bil operates nine sites in Sweden, acting as a distributor for multiple brands of new and used vehicles. The largest of these sites required a system that could track vehicles and associated assets, such as equipment carts, using a standard Wi-Fi wireless network spread across three buildings and five parking lots. AeroScout and systems integrator IQ provided a complete solution, including hardware and software for asset tracking and a handheld application for mobile searching. Each vehicle and asset is now automatically tracked in real time, enabling employees to remotely locate the exact automobile that a customer is requesting, and track the movement of vehicles throughout the facility for management, theft prevention and efficiency.
AeroScout is based in San Mateo, Calif.
Visit www.aeroscout.com.