Visibility Track: RFID Automates Tool-Rental Trailers

Published: February 23, 2013

A-Plant, a British construction equipment rental supplier, has adopted an RFID system that tracks the drills, grinders, saws and other assets it provides to construction workers. On-site tool-rental trailers come loaded with tools required for a specific job site, and construction workers can rent the equipment they need, while unused tools remain in the trailer. The RFID-enabled system minimizes the number of visits that staff members must make to construction sites, while eliminating the need to station an employee at the trailer to monitor the loaning of equipment. In this video, recorded at RFID Journal LIVE! Europe 2011, hear how RFID enables the firm to offer better, more affordable service to its customers, by ensuring that they pay only for the tools and equipment they actually use. Speaker: Asif Latief, Marketing and Strategic Accounts Director, Ashtead Plant Hire Co.