Nucor Tubular Products expands use of PowerFleet Telematics

PowerFleet will help the company optimize its lift hardware and instrument crane operations.

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January 7, 2021

Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey-based PowerFleet Inc., which provides subscription-based solutions for securing, controlling, tracking and managing enterprise assets such as material handling equipment, tractor trailers, containers, cargo, automobiles and light- and heavy-duty truck fleets, says it has been selected by Nucor Tubular Products, a division of Charlotte, North Carolina-based electric arc furnace steelmaker Nucor, to enhance the safety of all warehousing operations at its facilities.

PowerFleet offers patented wireless internet-connected and machine-to-machine technologies that are designed to address the needs of organizations to monitor and analyze their assets to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs and improve profitability. Its brands include PowerFleet, Pointer and Cellocator. 

Following a pilot program, Nucor Tubular Products has chosen to deploy the PowerFleet Enterprise telematics across all lift-truck equipment and instrument cranes at a second location in the fourth quarter of 2020 and at the remaining six of its tubular products facilities during the first half of 2021, PowerFleet says in a news release.

PowerFleet says its telematics solutions improve material handling productivity, reduce costs and ensure equipment is in the proper place at the right time in addition to improving safety.  

Nucor Tubular Products is deploying the PowerFleet Enterprise solution and the PowerFleet Forewarner MAXI crane safety lights and CP4 forklift camera solutions with the goals of increasing visibility and safety and guarantying accurate records of equipment use in real-time, according to the supplier.

“Steel manufacturing by nature has incredibly unique and extensive requirements to ensure that we have enhanced safety protocols and procedures available for our team,” Nathan Fraser, Nucor vice president and general manager, says. “After assessing solutions on the market, Nucor Tubular Products has made the decision to partner with PowerFleet.”

Fraser continues, “PowerFleet’s ability to automatically send critical safety and equipment information into our business management system will allow us to be more responsive, efficient and ultimately safer as a team.”

“PowerFleet is excited to continue expanding the work with Nucor Tubular Products, ensuring the highest level of safety across their facilities,” says Mark Stanton, general manager of PowerFleet for Industrial. “At the core of all PowerFleet solutions is the foundational goal to drive stronger, safer and more efficient practices. Extending our work with Nucor Tubular Products is an exciting milestone in continuing to champion these ideals.”