The Lhotellier group is a family business, with years of sustained growth. The company has recently adopted a Mission Statement, which is based on strong commitments, oriented towards the human factor, active participation in the service of the territories and the maintenance of expertise in collaboration with its clients. This will be reinforced by implementing a CSR approach.
Accordingly, the Lhotellier Group, which has 1,800 references and 60% of its fleet on wheels, has chosen Hiboo to optimize their operations and meet the following challenges:
The first contact between Hiboo and the Lhotellier group took place in 2020. The company has partenered with Hiboo to consolidate their entire fleet’s data collected from any source into a single platform. The main reason was to gain insights on asset operating conditions, particularly in two key areas, idle rate and occupancy. The group initially had a certain amount of data, but from different manufacturers' platforms, hence not that easy to run. The all-in-one platform designed by Hiboo, brings all the data together from any source. Lhotellier have now easy access to the right data to keep track of its fleet and monitor productivity on site.
Using Hiboo, the Lhotellier Group is able to efficiently use data from 147 connected equipment, including idle rate data, which has already enabled them to highlight certain areas of improvement. The two partners aim to reach 230 to 250 machines by the end of 2022 in order to have a more global view on the idling rate of their fleet.
For the Lhotellier group, one of the first interests of the data provided by Hiboo was to facilitate the location of equipment that are at a standstill, a feature that will be implemented in September 2022. It is now possible to check, before renting a new machine, that another one is not available nearby. Gwenaëlle Dupont, Data manager, uses the Hiboo platform to measure very precisely the idle rate, the utilization rate, the geolocation, the fuel consumption, with the objective of progressively integrating these data in the CMMS software of the Lhotellier Group.
The Lhotellier group wants to use the fault codes data more effectively. Combined with other data, this information can lead to accurate learnings such as assessing the cost of ownership of equipment.