WAGON LESSOR VTG and technology consultancy 3Squared are working together on a condition-based management tool called ProActive Maintenance (PAM). The companies say PAM will collate and analyse data, identify trends and predict the optimum time for wagon maintenance events, replacing existing inefficient paper-based management systems. The aim is to create a solid and scalable technology platform that can grow and change as the demands of the business change.

Phase one of PAM went live with the first 350 wagons, and around 1,000 wagons in VTG’s current fleet are now live in the system. The remainder of the wagons will be added in the first half of 2019, with more software releases expected to boost functionality.