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VW's Uruguayan Importer Uses RFID to Track Maintenance Tools

For the past four years, Julio Cesar Lestido S.A., the official Uruguayan importer of cars and trucks manufactured by the Volkswagen Group, has been employing passive ultrahigh-frequency RFID tags to track the metal tools it uses to maintain vehicles. The company says that it is now developing a plan to utilize the technology to record each vehicle's life history, including its date of import and sales information, as well as all maintenance provided.

The company, which provides maintenance and repairs services for Volkswagen, Audi and Man cars and trucks in Uruguay, has been using an RFID solution supplied by Identis RFID Systems to identify which tools are removed from a storage area at its Montevideo maintenance facility, and by whom. Julio Cesar Lestido has told Identis that the solution has reduced expenditures related to replacing tools that end up missing, and that it has also made the management of those tools more efficient, by identifying which tools are used most frequently, for how long and by whom.

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The company, which provides maintenance and repairs services for Volkswagen, Audi and Man cars and trucks in Uruguay, has been using an RFID solution supplied by Identis RFID Systems to identify which tools are removed from a storage area at its Montevideo maintenance facility, and by whom. Julio Cesar Lestido has told Identis that the solution has reduced expenditures related to replacing tools that end up missing, and that it has also made the management of those tools more efficient, by identifying which tools are used most frequently, for how long and by whom.

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