Plant i donate tracking device

One of our Partners will be participating in this year’s Bangers for Ben Challenge.


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Rob Collison of Collison Motoring Services is one of the Bosch Car Service entries in this year’s Bangers for Ben Challenge.


What is Bangers4BEN?

If Bangers4BEN is new to you, the rules are simple; buy a car for £750, pay the entry fee, paint or decal said car, select fancy dress and, having completed the rally, sell it at auction to raise money for BEN.

The rally this year has an ‘Italian Job’ theme and will take in some instantly recognisable locations from the film. Starting in Dover, the route will take you along the stunning Stelvio Pass before heading to the former Fiat factory in Turin for the finish.

Day 1 – Saturday, 11th October 2014, Dover, England – Mulhouse, France – 518 miles

We start our trip at Dover were you will get to meet the teams and see your competition for the best fancy dress. Once on board our ferry you will receive your full event briefing, when we arrive in Calais we head for the AutoRoute and make our way down to Mulhouse for our first overnight stop.

Day 2 – Sunday, 12th October 2014, Mulhouse, France – Como, Italy – 338 miles

This morning we head on the AutoRoute to Switzerland but not for too long as we ditch the AutoRoute for some great driving roads and fabulous scenery later in the journey. We re-group in the town of Davos before we head for Stelvio Pass; voted as one of Top Gears greatest driving roads in the world. Once you’ve conquered the 48 hairpin turns we make our way to the beautiful lake Como for our overnight stay.

Day 3 – Monday, 13th October 2014, Como to Turin, Italy – Mulhouse, France – 401 miles

This morning we head to Turin and on to Lingotto, which was home to the famous Fiat factory with roof top test track featured in the

legendary film ‘The Italian Job’ more of a shopping now though! After lunch we start for home, but not without taking in some more of Switzerland’s amazing roads. Once in France we re-join the AutoRoute which will takes us back to Mulhouse for our last overnight stop.

That night the wait will be over as we award the ‘Best Themed Car’ and ‘Best Fancy Dress’, but don’t worry if you don’t bag one of these, there will still be a couple of awards up for grabs, and these are the ones that really matter – ‘Largest Fundraisers’ and ‘Overall Winner’ the team with the largest profit from the sale of their car.

Day 4 – Tuesday, 14th October 2014, Mulhouse, France – Dover, England – 518 miles

It’s back to Calais today to catch the ferry back to Blighty where we bid our farewells but no tears as the cars will be reunited at the auction for sale


We have agreed to fit a tracking device to Robs BMW at no cost so that everyone can follow this fantastic event.



Welsh Sea Kayak Journey In support of the Lifeboats

Three members of Aberdyfi lifeboats crew have decided to take on the Welsh coast by Sea kayak. The purpose is to raise money for a station re-build which is needed to house the new Atlantic 85 boat.

Starting on the south coast near Swansea, Ian, Josh and Morwenna plan to begin their journey on the 25th of may taking thirteen days to reach the north coast town of Llandudno.

Josh Stewart approached Plant i asking if there was anyway the none powered Kayaks could be tracked and followed online.

Systems Director Jason Mcauley met up with the team and provided a bespoke device that would withstand the weather and sea water and most importantly live track the team on their voyage.

The details for the tracking system will be on our facebook page.

Fore more details about there journey visit

We wished Ian, Josh and Morwenna a safe and happy journey.

Well done

We have 100% coverage – Satellite Tracking

Constantly looking to stay ahead of the market we’re proud to announce that we are now able to offer our customers 100% coverage using satellite tracking.

We are able to provide Intelligent sim cards that switch across all EU networks, so if your fleet are driving around the UK and work in areas of poor Network coverage our sims will automatically switch to the strongest Network available.

We also offer the option that if there is No Network coverage at all the Tracking devices switch to sending your data via Low Orbit Satellites giving you full confidece that you know exactly where your assets are regardless of its location.

Insurance Tracking and Risk management. (FNOL)

Plant i have been working very closely with several large Insurance claims handlers and investigators for the last two years to come up with the best Impact reports available to identify real accidents, fraudulent claims and vehicles at increased risk of being involved in an accident.


Using bespoke software telemetry Plant i tracking devises now offer your fleet managers or Risk managers the features of everyday tracking with the assurance that should a vehicle be involved in an impact the tracking box will send logged data.

Unlike other tracking systems that send updates every one or two minutes and send impact alerts with very poor historical data we store data 20 times per second and send pre and post impact data.

Our software also gives you the ability to manage your drivers and identify drivers at risk by constantly recording their diving standards and alerting on poor standards giving you the ability to reduce this risk through management and driver training.

Impact Report

Vector Martini Racing Formula 1 Launch in Monaco

London to Monte-Carlo

Bespoke technology developed by fast-growing Mid Wales telematics company is being used to keep track of four super powerboats in the Venture 2014 endurance adventure from London to Monte-Carlo.

Plant-i, based in Machynlleth, has landed the contract to develop a black box tracking device, which will report the location of each of the super powerboats – Cube52, Tally-Ho, Grey Ghost and Hot Lemon – every 30 seconds of the event, which started from London on Saturday.

Venture 2014 is billed as the ultimate offshore powerboat adventure, which retraces the most famous race in history from London to Monte-Carlo in 1972. Over two weeks, the powerboats will travel more than 2,500 miles across the very toughest conditions that the ocean can muster, stopping off at nine glamourous locations along the way.

From London the powerboats will head to Jersey, then Les Sables d’Olonne in France, A Coruna in northern Spain, Lisbon, Malaga and along the azure waters of the Mediterranean to the end of the challenge in Monaco on June 22.

Because of the heavy investment involved in the super powerboats, it’s essential that their owners and event organisers know exactly where they are every wave of the way in case of an accident and breakdown.

Powerboat race

That’s where Plant-I comes in. The company, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year, came up with a bespoke tracking solution for the organisers within five weeks of being contacted about the job.

“We have developed from scratch a bespoke solution that will track these powerboats every 30 seconds over the nine-day adventure,” said Sam Browne, managing director of Plant-i. “Within five weeks we have built a real time tracking platform for the event organisers.

“The small tracking box that we are using has been imported from the United States and will withstand a 30g impact. It’s used in military tanks. We have then added all the VentureTrack global tracking technology, which provides 100 per cent coverage worldwide.

“It’s a very exciting contract for the company and a massive opportunity to promote the Plant-i brand. We think VentureTrack has huge potential for long distance races, such as the Dakar Rally.”

Aidan Foley, Venture 2014 organiser, said: “A strong tracking solution is a key element to Venture 2014. With most of the event taking place far offshore, this is as true for the officials as it is for fans and spectators.

“As organisers, we had looked to existing off-the-shelf options, but found them to be lacking when it comes to the demanding nature required of the technology. Specific additions were required, such as custom support and hardware/software development, which weren’t available on the market.


“With no other choice available, we sought to find an experienced company capable of delivering to the challenging requirements of the brief. From the outset, we’ve found Plant-i to be proactive, engaged, competent and understanding of our needs. Their related experience is perfectly transferable to our needs and we expect to enjoy a long and fruitful working relationship with them.”

The device is currently being tested on the Famous Vector Martini Power boat this month.

marine tracking system


Plant-i is an inspiring success story of entrepreneurship, innovation and business growth from humble beginnings. Managing director Sam Browne began the business from a kitchen table at his Machynlleth home in 2004.

Ten years later, Plant-i is delivering global tracking technology and market leading vehicle tracking, fleet telematics, risk management, fuel management and asset security solutions to one of the UK’s largest insurance providers and other major companies.

Since December the company has tripled the size of its offices on Dyfi Eco Park, taken on six new staff, growing the workforce to 14 and plans to create three more jobs before the end of the year to handle new contracts secured by the fast-growing business.



Providing Ceredigion County Council with Lone Worker monitoring devices.

Ceredigion County Council will assume responsibility for parking enforcement from the Police.

This will ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians on the road. To achieve this, a Civil Parking Enforcement Team has been appointed, which includes a Supervisor and six full-time Civil Enforcement Officers. They will be responsible for enforcement duties throughout the County , and will be working seven days a week, including evenings and bank holidays.

All CEOs will carry identification, wear recognisable uniform, and be issued with Plant-i Bespoke Lone Worker Monitoring Devices to help ensure safety 24/7

New GPS trackers for a new innovative company

Eco Friendly Installations is a new and innovative company.

Eco Friendly Installations is a new and innovative company specializing in radial drilling and the installation of heat pumps for both domestic and commercial buildings, they design, drill and install the heap pump all “in house” with no need for sub contractors or a third party ensuring a great service to the customer.

With the added help of the GPS Trackers Eco Friendly can now pull back real time data of all their working machines.

The benefits of GPS Trackers can also be passed on to your customers giving them accurate ETA and also reports of time spent on site.



Finalist in the 2013 Powys Business Awards

Plant i are proud to be shortlisted to the final three for the 2013 Business Awards in the Growth section.

This is the 4th consecutive year Plant i have been finalists in the Powys Business awards.

The Powys Business Awards are designed to showcase the extent of business talent and the quality of companies and individuals that we have here in the county. Powys is home to so many exciting and diverse businesses, a number are well known, some with market leading credentials, but the majority are unsung heroes that given the opportunity have the skills and ability to rival anyone in their sector.


We provide tracking for April’s Charity Run

Plant i provide tracking for April’s Charity Run

Two local Machynlleth men drove over 650 miles on Saturday the 3rd of October to raise money for the April Fund. Plant i were more than happy to supply one of our tracking units for them to record their journey and also we let the local community log in and view their progress.

All the team at Plant i would like to congratulate the gentlemen on their achievement. Well done