The customer and the challenge
Working for a greener community
The Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda of the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) is responsible for the strategic planning on the biodiversity and natural environment policies in Catalonia. They manage the system of protected natural areas and design the measures in the field of flora and wildlife to make sure that agrarian and forest management don’t have unnecessary impact on the environment. As they have deep roots in Catalonia and a strong relationship with the entire area, they’re doing their best to represent both the autonomous community’s citizens and environment.
Driving towards sustainability
To become more efficient and sustainable, their Centre of Telecommunications and Information Technology wanted to unleash the full potential of digital innovation. As a public organisation, they still had a lot to do to make sure that they can modernise their operations and reach the sustainability goals set for 2030. They’re managing a fleet of over 300 vehicles, including passenger cars and LCVs, to cover the entire territory of Catalonia, and they wanted to move towards switching to electric vehicles and further strengthen their sustainable approach. They needed help to ensure that the way they operate their fleet is in line with their objectives.
Reducing costs, increasing safety
The Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda also wanted to optimise their fleet management from an economic point of view. As they rent some of their cars, they needed help to assess how many vehicles do they really need to fully cover the entire area they’re responsible for. Their employees often have to enter hard-to-reach areas with limited mobile coverage, and the Government of Catalonia can’t afford to let them down when they need assistance. That’s why they started looking for a solution that would enable them to always keep an eye on their vehicles, even under challenging conditions.
How we helped them
Taking our partnership to the next level
As the Government of Catalonia has a long-lasting relationship with Vodafone, they’ve decided to trust our Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics solution and kick off their digital fleet management journey. Our experts made sure to set up the system and get the solution up and running in the blink of an eye. We installed a telematics device in each vehicle to allow the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda to monitor the cars’ location and activity using a one-stop-shop dashboard.
The right data for the right decisions
Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics provides the Government of Catalonia with real-time visibility on their entire fleet and enables them to make data-driven decisions in the long run. By monitoring usage reports, they can negotiate vehicle rental tenders in a more cost-effective way, assess the number of vehicles they need, and define their optimal distribution across the territory. The system helps them choose the best route to save time and reduce costs while it also allows them to promote preventive maintenance.
Safety comes first
Thanks to the exclusive SIM cards and GPS technology, the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda can always keep an eye on their fleet and staff without having to worry about limited coverage in rural areas, such as isolated farms or forests. Using the web and mobile applications, they can monitor the cars’ route, location and speed in real time, while the platform also lets them know when a vehicle enters or exits a particular area. That’s how they can make sure that drivers can count on immediate support in case of an accident or breakdown, no matter where they are.
Connecting fleets for a greener future
Vodafone Business Fleet Analytics not only enables the Ministry of Climate Action, Food and Rural Agenda to reduce their carbon footprint but also helps them assess which part of their current fleet can be replaced with EVs. And taking the first step towards the transition to an electric fleet paves the way for a greener future. “By connecting our fleet, we are able to offer better, more sustainable and efficient services to the citizens of Catalonia,” affirms Francesc Baulies Iglesias, Area Competence Centre Manager at the Telecommunications and Information Technology Centre of the Government of Catalonia.