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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

Gang Jailed for £500k tractor theft plat

Three men from Yorkshire have been jailed for almost 10 years for attempted tractor theft.

Three men from Yorkshire have been sentenced to jail sentences of almost 10 years for their part in a plot to steal valuable farm machinery for illegal export to Iraq. Unfortunately for the would be thieves some of the machines stolen were fitted with Plant Secure tracking devices supplied by Plant-i Ltd. Managing Director Sam Browne said “it is rare to see such a conviction, but it is re-assuring that the Police and CPS will act appropriately when given the chance to do so” Sam also added “Plant & Agricultural equipment is highly sought after, owners should think about the risks of not protecting such high value machines, many millions of pounds worth of machines are stolen every year……never to be seen again” With sentences ranging from 20 months to 5 years, this team will have plenty of time to think about their misguided actions.


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.


Contractor for Newtown bypass announced

The contract for the Newtown bypass has been announced by the Minister of Transport, Edwina Hart.

Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd with engineering and environmental support provided by Atkins and TACP respectively will carry out the work on the 5.6km bypass, which will improve safety, reduce congestion and improve journey times around the town.

They will now progress the scheme through the design development stage, statutory processes and finally onto construction.

Mrs Hart said:

“I am delighted to be able to award the contract for this very important project, which will improve the quality of life for the people of Newtown and improve journey times and safety along the A483 and A489.

The contract will also include further transport improvements for the town including footway improvements and provisions of cycle ways.  Once the bypass is completed, further improvements to the traffic flow through the town will be made.

It is also encouraging to see that a Welsh company has won this tender, which will help safeguard Welsh jobs and result in money staying in the local economy.”

The procurement process was conducted under the OJEU Restricted Procedure. Following a pre-qualification competition, five contractors were invited to tender for the contract.

The next stage of the project will be the preparation of the preliminary design and publication of the draft orders, which is expected by April 2014.

Griffiths Working with Plant i Telematics.

Plant i will be working very closely with Griffiths Fleet managers to ensure the Vehicle Environmental Impact is kept to a minimum by monitoring CO2 of all vehicles and machinery used. This will be done by utilising plant machinery and monitoring driving standards in all vehicle types using CANbus black box technology. We will also be looking at data supplied by Plant i Telematics from previous contracts to help us reduce our fuel and CO2 impact.

Sam Browne Plant i MD.

“Griffith have worked very closely with Plant i for over 5 years and are delighted to hear that Griffiths have won this contract securing employment in Mid Wales. We look forward to working together on this project and have already started to implement systems and solutions for this contract.”

Powys Business Awards 2012

The 2012 Powys Business awards are fast approaching.

Plant i short listed for 2012 Powys Buisiness Awards


Winner of the Small Business Award (sponsored by Turner Peachey, Chartered Accountants): Plant i Ltd

Judges noted a growing portfolio of customers and a reputation for innovative solutions, an impressive growth rate, strong leadership and inclusion of all the team in the decision-making process. Runners-up – Gloversure, Welshpool; and Skye Instruments, Llandrindod Wells.



Winner of the Innovation Award (Sponsored by Welsh Assembly Government): Plant i Ltd

With fuel prices escalating every fleet operator is endeavouring to save costs. Plant-i’s lateral thinking approach to this problem has resulted in the development of a ground breaking telemetry system that extracts live data from vehicles which enables operators to maximise their efficient usage. The Judges noted that the Plant -i products were already being used by an increasing number of large corporate entities and that the technology was making a significant contribution to the environment by reducing CO2 output. As if this was not enough the Judges were further impressed by the company’s continuing programme of imaginative development of related technologies.

This years awards were launched on 22nd May 2012, entries close Friday 6th July 2012 and the Awards Dinner will be held Friday 28th Sept 2012 at Theatr Hafren, Newtown.