Temperature control at all times: VTG and Nexxiot expand cooperation

- 3,000 rail cars to be equipped with temperature sensors

- Monitoring of temperature of tank, heating systems and outlet

- Analysis and reports of generated data via traigo

Nexxiot and VTG extend their cooperation: From December 2020, VTG will use temperature sensors developed by Nexxiot to monitor the condition of high-value, temperature sensitive goods, seamlessly and in real time. For this purpose, 3,000 freight cars will be equipped with sensors on customer request, which can record the temperature of the tank, the heating system and the outlet. The generated data will be consolidated and processed in the Nexxiot Connect Cloud. Detailed evaluations and further analyses are available to customers on the VTG platform traigo. In the event of temperature changes, all authorized transport participants receive a notification via the system. This ensures that the transported goods reach their destination in perfect condition.

“Some products are no longer usable even after small temperature variations. That is why we want to guarantee our customers complete documentation when transporting high-value chemicals or other temperature-sensitive goods. With launching the Nexxiot solution, we go one step further. The notification of anomalies enables real-time action to be taken to prevent temperature fluctuations,” says Hanno Schell, Head of Innovation at VTG.

Nexxiot’s CEO Stefan Kalmund sees great opportunities for quality management and transparency along international supply chains: “In many industries, such as the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industries, there are high requirements for temperature monitoring of sensitive goods. We will support VTG in the future to further improve the quality of transport in these sectors. The use of real-time information and its integration into the day-to-day work of customers play an important role in this. The logistics industry needs innovative pioneers like VTG to meet the challenges of the future”.

"The digitalization of our entire fleet is a high priority for us. Only the generation, processing and intelligent use of data enables us to offer our customers the transparency they need to make sound decisions. Nexxiot supports us in this as a strategic partner," adds Peter Töpfer, Senior Project Manager at VTG.