In Kitzbühel, Austria, the entire fleet – that is, snow groomers, snowmobiles and cars – are equipped with SNOWsat fleet management. Dr. Burger, Mr. Astl and Mr. Hasenauer in an interview with Kässbohrer Magazine.
Dr. Burger, Mr. Astl and Mr. Hasenauer, you are using the SNOWsat fleet management solution in 100 vehicles. Why did you decide to equip your entire fleet with it?
With SNOWsat fleet management, we can manage all vehicles in a single system. By doing this, we always have an up-to-date overview on where the vehicles are in use. All important machine data is available at all times.
At six operational centers, distributed across several mountains, and at over 500 employees, your team in Kitzbühel is particularly large. How does SNOWsat support you in daily operations?
We opted for the non-contact key solution. Operators use it to log in to the vehicle before setting off. Additionally, keys can be created with certain tasks or cost centers. In combination with the web tool, this is a great aid for the accounting of extra pay, for instance for winch hours, or for the further charging of third-party services.
What is user feedback like for the SNOWsat fleet management system?
Previously, we used a different fleet management system, and of course, the conversion within a single summer season is a great challenge at 100 vehicles and over 500 employees. SNOWsat has become popular with the entire team. The system is appreciated primarily for its stability and reliability. Opinions on the web solution are entirely positive.
How did Kässbohrer support you in the conversion to the SNOWsat fleet management system, and what aid in overcoming this challenge did the company provide?
Kässbohrer is a strong partner with enormous potential, including in the implementation of individual requirements. The collaborative effort is very much a partnership. Thanks to our bundled know-how, we were able to map all required functions. With Kässbohrer, we felt like we were in good hands.