Eqiom Aggregates, a subsidiary of the CRH Group, manages a fleet of 130 machines and faces challenges related to performance management. Initially, the company ran manual reports to monitor consumption and plan equipment renewal. As technology advanced, Eqiom Aggregates began to use equipment data on Liebherr, Volvo, Komatsu and CAT platforms. However, the differences between these platforms made it very difficult to read and understand the data.
At the same time, Eqiom Aggregates realised that machine idling had a significant impact on operating costs. The challenge was clear: reduce the idling of equipment to optimise their investments. Faced with this challenge, Eqiom Aggregates was looking for a simple solution to centralise all equipment data, thus simplifying performance analysis.
It was through an equipment rental company that the CRH group subsidiary discovered the Hiboo solution, which enables them to centralise all the telemetry data of their equipment on a single platform.
It was therefore the aspect of improving industrial performance that led Eqiom Aggregates to choose Hiboo. Thanks to the platform, the subsidiary of the CRH Group, wanted to reduce machine hours that have no added value, meaning non-productive hours, to reduce costs, consumption and CO₂ emissions.
The Hiboo platform allows Eqiom Aggregates to distribute access to equipment usage data to different agencies, grouping several departments. This allows site managers to focus on the relevant information within their scope of action. Thanks to this visibility, they can compare idle performance by branch in a targeted and efficient manner, and implement optimisation actions.
Eqiom Aggregates managed to reduce the idling rate of equipment from 31% to 22% between December 2022 and April 2023. This reduction represents a saving of 27 minutes of idling per machine per day in 5 months, for the 78 machines connected to the platform. The reduction in the idling rate has also reduced CO₂ emissions by 138 tonnes, which is equivalent to 80 Paris-New York round trips by plane.
Eqiom Aggregates now tracks the level of connectivity of its fleet of equipment with Hiboo and ensures that 100% of connected equipment transmits data. This is a key element for the company in order not to lose control of the equipment performance. Whenever a connectivity problem occurs, Eqiom can instantly share the information with its supplier, saving time and money on manual analysis.
Eqiom Aggregates plans to use TPMS data through Hiboo's integration with Goodyear to optimise tyre management and further reduce costs and fuel consumption.