Portakabin deploys Zetes’ product tracking solution

Portakabin, the market leading manufacturer of modular buildings, has invested in a state-of-the-art tracking solution from Zetes to enable complete visibility of its modular products through their entire lifecycle.

Portakabin is the UK’s market leader in modular construction, operating across the UK, Ireland and Europe. The building modules are manufactured at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in York and assembled on-site with final configuration undertaken to the customer’s precise specification.

With the introduction of ZetesMedea, Portakabin will now have an automated solution to track the movement of modules across various stages of their lifecycle, from manufacture through to installation and eventual refurbishment. In addition, it will be able to easily demonstrate compliance with relevant building regulations and provide live reporting of module status.

During the manufacturing process the modules are tagged with a unique identifier in the form of a QR code which will be scanned at defined stages of its lifecycle. The information captured at each stage will be exchanged and integrated into Portakabin’s SAP system, not only giving it full visibility of asset location, but also full lifecycle intelligence for enhanced asset.

Ian Donal, Head of Supply Chain, Portakabin, explains: “We chose Zetes given their demonstratable record of delivering similar projects that vastly improve business efficiency. Previously it wasn’t always possible to gain the understanding we required, and where we could, it would involve a lot of manual effort and time. With Zetes, we will be able to have full visibility of the lifecycle of our buildings enabling us to continue to grow our business even in challenging market conditions.”

Amir Harel, UK Managing Director, Zetes, adds: “We are delighted to be able to provide a well-known British brand such as Portakabin with a solution that will enable them to improve their business efficiency and gain better insight into their operations, we look forward to continuing to work with them in partnership to provide further efficiency improvements.”

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