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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.
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