Jardine Motors Group Jardine Motors Group realises over £50,000 savings per Service Centre site from Traka Automotive key management Jardine Motors Group Background: Jardine Motors Group was placed number 8 in the latest AM100 list of top UK dealership groups published in June 2018. The Group has over 3,600 staff employed across more than 70 Sales, Servicing and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) centres and represents some 20 car manufacturer brands right across the UK. It recorded 2017/2018 annual sales of £2.1bn from over 67,000 new and approved used car sales in 2018. Jardine Motors Group now has a total of 52 sites, mostly trading under the Lancaster brand, using the Traka Automotive key management system today. As such Jardine’s is the second largest dealer group user of Traka Automotive’s networked key management systems. Jardine’s in Milton Keynes A total of four Jardine Motors Group sites in Milton Keynes have been fully networked to optimise efficiencies, with other Milton Keynes sites under consideration for joining the data network. Networked sites today include the BMW Mini Sales & Service Centre site employing 95 staff; the Audi Sales & Service Centre employing 126; and Skoda and Volkswagen Sales, Service Centre and Valet facility employing another 100. All three of these sites are served by a 430-car capacity PDI Centre employing 30 people and based in Kiln Farm nearly 10 miles away from Jardine’s Milton Keynes dealership sites. Traka Automotive deployed across 4 networked Jardine’s Milton Keynes sites Across all four large sites there are a total of 12 Traka Automotive key cabinets and slots for some 2,580 iFobs holding one, two and sometimes three sets of a car’s keys each. Biometric finger print recognition provides highly secure access to all cabinets for the 368 authorised staff employed across all four sites. Some 200 networked laptop and desktop PCs currently have access to the Traka Automotive software for viewing key records and movements and locating which cabinet any set of keys they need is located regardless of whether it is in the showroom, PDI centre, or for servicing or valeting across any of the four sites. Car and car key losses stopped Roger Dawkins, Group Safety, Security & Facility Manager, Jardine Motors Group, explains the value of the networked Traka Automotive key management system for him: The Traka Automotive software’s Management Information and Reporting facility enables me to very quickly find out which sets of car keys are not safely secured in a Traka cabinet at the end of each working day. Some cars will be out for good reason - perhaps because some specialist body shop or wheel re-alloying work is being completed on a vehicle offsite, prior to delivery back to us for customer collection. However, there is no doubt that having full visibility over every set of keys makes all staff think twice about leaving keys in their desk draw, pocket or driving one of our more luxurious models out for the night. Roger Dawkins continued: If you look back to the time before installation of Traka Automotive’s latest software, there was definitely some abuse of stock by some staff and contractors. We were exposed to risk that cars would simply disappear between a process like valeting and coming back onto the dealership for display or customer pick-up. Now all of that has stopped. We’ve had no incidents of car theft or lost keys since the system was fully networked.