Porterbrook are the UK’s leading provider of rail leasing and asset management support with over £3bn invested in rolling stock; an inventory of over 4,000 vehicles.
Key to profitability is maximising the working life of every vehicle and this requires delivering a program of vehicle inspections to ensure that clients are aware of (and attend to) damage & defects in a timely fashion.
Collabaro was selected as the replacement for a legacy field defect recording solution because of the flexibility it offers in creating customised, rules-based, data gathering tasks that can be used to populate template-based reports. This allows Porterbrook to generate sophisticated reports for customers within minutes of an inspection being completed.
Inspectors have access to the previous defect history of any vehicle, even when a network connection is unavailable, enabling re-inspection processes, ensuring that asset devaluing issues such as corrosion or water ingress are not left to deteriorate.