The immediate need was to replace our Google Maps Coordinate-based system quickly so we could continue to fulfill compliance responsibilities during routine work and in the event of an emergency," said Jeremy Heath, Innovation Manager for SESW.
In adopting Trimble Unity's single-platform approach, SESW determined that the solution could solve their immediate need for improving field team operations and mobile work management.
Trimble Unity provides SESW with the ability to send work to its mobile workforce and to receive informationincluding photographs and accurate GPS-based location datacollected by on-site field teams using Android-based mobile devices.
SESW undertakes the complete range of water concession business activities, including the abstraction, treatment and distribution of drinking water, as well as billing, collection and other customer services.
Sumitomo has a keen interest in developing its principal business in the expanding market for water concessions, and through the acquisition of SESW, Sumitomo will become eligible for further water concession opportunities.
SESW is a water supply company, established in 1862, which supplies water to approximately 280,000 households/businesses (approximately 670,000 people) in the area south-east of London.
Sumitomo Corporation invested in SESW in February of this year, and has since dispatched personnel to SESW in order to accumulate knowledge and know-how in the water supply business.
Osaka Gas and Sumitomo Corporation seek to match Osaka Gas s knowledge and know-how in the public utility business with Sumitomo Corporation s various experiences in the water and sewage fields, to enhance SESW s business to further strengthen its corporate value.