Greenbrier Maxion, built as a joint venture of the Brazilian company Iochpe-Maxion and American companies Amsted Rail and Greenbrier, is the largest railroad operation in South America. The company is a world leader in producing railcars and wheel trucks as well as providing services for the rail industry. Located in Hortolândia-SP, the company’s facilities total 951,4 square meters and employs more than 1,300 employees.
Greenbrier Maxion had previously relied on a paper-based inspection system that often allowed issues with lift trucks to go unnoticed by anyone but the operator for up to two weeks, which sometimes resulted in unexpected downtime. Without a fleet and operator management system, the company's logistics area did not have visibility into which trucks were in operation and moving loads, preventing it from achieving its objectives of meeting the production lines, guaranteeing inventory accuracy and carrying out product dispatch.