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MiX Telematics receives distribution rights for TankSafe devices in Africa

TISS, the world's leading truck security and safety specialist, today announced that MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has been appointed as a distributor of its market-leading TankSafe range of fuel security and safety devices, in Africa.

"Our aim is to continue expanding our network to ensure that all products in our portfolio remain at the forefront of fuel security, across the world," says Matthew Rose, Director of TISS. "To this end, we have selected MiX Telematics, not only due to their expansive business footprint and a very reputable track record in asset management, but we believe that they carry the same business fundamentals of excellence, quality and innovation."

The TankSafe devices manufactured by TISS and distributed by MiX Telematics include an award-winning 'Impregnable' device that completely prevents 'skimming' of fuel, third party fuel theft, overfilling and diesel spills. The TankSafe range also includes the 'standard' anti-siphon device, which is proven to offer 75% better protection than the nearest competing 'basic' anti-siphon device. The TankSafe 'Impregnable' device is a unique, patented design offering proven savings; some fleet customers have reported 40% savings on their total fuel cost. Return on investment after fitting the TankSafe 'Impregnable' is achieved in a matter of weeks.

"As a business whose core focus is on the effective and innovative management of assets, to reduce risk, increase efficiencies and improve productivity, there is no doubt that we are in the perfect position to take this product to market and we are very proud to become a TankSafe distributor in Africa," says Grant Fraser, Product and Marketing Director at MiX Telematics (Africa).

"Not only does this open up further opportunities for us as a business to deliver solutions to mitigate risk, but, very importantly, it provides a solution that is a fundamental addition to asset management technology in today's fleet environment, where fuel theft and loss - as well as the costs associated therewith - are ever increasing."

Managing driver behaviour is critical to reducing fuel costs, and in fact, good driving behaviour can reduce fuel consumption by as much as 12%. However, the risk of fuel loss and theft cannot be ignored and this is where TankSafe becomes a business imperative for fuel protection and management - in conjunction with their asset management software.

"With an extensive network of customers and unwavering market experience, we believe MiX Telematics has what it takes to extend our distribution network in Africa - leveraging current business platforms and ensuring that they are able to contribute towards our vision for the future. We look forward to a fruitful partnership and continued business success as a result," says Rose.

"We believe this partnership has a solid platform and enables us to offer our customers a comprehensive service that speaks directly to their bottom line," concludes Fraser.

MiX Telematics

MiX Telematics

Founded in 1995, MiX Telematics is a global provider of driver safety, vehicle tracking and fleet management products and services to consumers and companies of all sizes in 111 countries across six continents. The company's commercial product range helps fleet owners ensure driver and passenger safety, reduce fleet running and fuel costs, comply with industry regulations, and track and protect vehicles and drivers. Commercial customers include Parmalat, Schlumberger, Chevron, Greyhound, Spar, De Lijn, Vectalia-Subus and Scania. MiX Telematics has offices in South Africa, Uganda, the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and the United Arab Emirates, and works via an extensive global distribution network.

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