Kubota UK has launched a new strategic alliance with telematics specialists Trakm8 at this year's international quarrying and recycling exhibition at Hillhead.

The new partnership will enable Kubota UK to provide end-users with a diagnostic and fleet management solution designed to improve machinery efficiency as well as providing theft recovery thanks to the tracking capability of Trakm8.

Kubota UK can now provide a plug-and-play telemetry solution across its range of excavators and agriculture machinery. The solution, which can be integrated with Kubota's anti-theft technology, will enable the tracking of a single vehicle or an entire fleet, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week and will provide up-to-the-minute telemetry data to managers, such as engine and emission data and driver performance and behaviour.

The telemetry unit also offers the ability to audibly alert an operator if the plant item is operating outside its set safe guidelines, with the option of remotely immobilising the machinery if required. Trakm8's Fleet Management solutions are web based, enabling operators to access essential information through a smartphone or tablet.