Numerex helps PetroChoice monitor 6000 tanks
June 28, 2017
Numerex is to help Pennsylvania-based petroleum distributor PetroChoice monitor more than 6000 tanks nationwide. This will use the New York company’s iTank application.
PetroChoice delivers bulk lubes and fuels for industrial applications in the automotive, construction, mining and drilling industries. It has 52 facilities in 31 states, making it one of the largest bulk lubricant distributors in the USA.
A Numerex customer since 2015, PetroChoice sees this deal as a way to provide savings and a customised programme for on-going support so it can expand the number of tanks it monitors and improve its delivery operations and customer service. Since February last year, over 3000 tank monitors have been installed and activated on PetroChoice tanks across the country. An additional 3500 tank monitor installations are scheduled before the end of next year.
"We are delighted to announce a scaled iTank rollout with PetroChoice, a nationwide leader in the petroleum distribution industry,” said Kelly Gay, Numerex COO. “This successful deployment is an excellent example of Numerex's strong commitment to our customers. It demonstrates the great benefits that can be brought to enterprises by a first class end-to-end IoT solution. We are excited to serve prestigious customers like PetroChoice to bring them tangible results."
PetroChoice services more than 23,000 customers, and the company's aggressive growth strategy represents a huge opportunity for Numerex. It was attracted to the iTank offering due to Numerex's service offering, which lowers upfront costs to the customer, and focuses on service and support to enable fast deployment, and a quick return on investment, typically within the first year.
"We are excited to have found a partner that is willing to grow with us, and Numerex's tank monitors will enable us to take customer service to the next level," said Alex Rapp, SVP of operations for PetroChoice.
PetroChoice has increased its tank delivery efficiency by six per cent in the first nine months of the project, effectively taking out one stop per monitored tank, while delivering the same volume of product.