Walon is the leading supplier of finished vehicle logistics services to the UK automotive industry, responsible for over 1.2 million vehicle movements each year on behalf of vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and dealerships. With 500 car transporters and 25 operating centres nationwide, it ensures that new vehicles are safely delivered to point of sale locations across the country.
Walon UK, the largest vehicle carrier in the UK and part of Autologic Holdings PLC.
Bluetooth capability – the MW-140BT can be used easily on the move.
However, many customers still like to have a printed confirmation of their receipt so a mobile printing solution was needed to allow this.
During the course of a two-year partnership with Brother, Walon has customized the MPrint solution for its own needs – devising a protective case and an in-vehicle carrying case for the product. In addition, an in-truck cradle has been developed to keep the device charged and connected to the O2 network.
“With the MPrint, drivers can now give customers the receipt they want with the minimum of hassle – while still retaining the convenience of the PDA solution.”
He added: “We are now considering expanding use of the MPrint into our car inspections when collecting used cars. This is where we check vehicles’ condition before returning them to a technical centre for refurbishment. We think the MPrint would be ideal for recording what’s been done in the inspection process – replacing the current, paper-based system.”