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David Jones MP (left) met Quartix director Andy Kirk to see the firm’s telematics technology in action

EFFORTS by vehicle tracking specialist Quartix to improve the efficiency and safety of fleets have gained top-level political approval.

Secretary of State for Wales, David Jones MP, paid a visit to Quartix Ltd’s headquarters in Newtown, Powys, to see the firm’s technology in action.

Accompanied by Graham Morgan, Director of the South & Mid Wales Chambers of Commerce, Mr Jones met with Quartix director Andy Kirk and was shown the latest technology on offer to fleet managers.

This includes the driving-style monitoring suite, that helps businesses run greener and cheaper fleets by cutting their fuel usage by up to 18 per cent, and the Safe Speed Database, which provides detailed speed profiles of 15.7 million road segments in the UK

Following the visit the Secretary of State, who as well as being concerned with the safest and most efficient use of the road network is known to be an enthusiast of motoring, described Quartix as a “great telematics business”.

Andy Kirk added that the visit had been “enjoyable and informative”.

Quartix currently operates in the UK and France, and is preparing to launch in the USA later this year.

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