Trafigura Selects TouchStar to Implement Oil & Gas Fleet Logistics Automation Solutions across North American Upstream Operations

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Enter into an agreement to deploy automation solutions across Trafigura's upstream and crude hauling operations in the United States.

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TouchStar was selected due to its extensive automation experience in the Oil and Gas industry, and its ability to be a ‘single source’ provider for Trafigura around the world.

TouchStar™, a multinational provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, and Trafigura, a leader in international commodities trading and logistics, have entered into an agreement to deploy automation solutions across the services that Trafigura provides to the upstream industry as well as its crude hauling operations in the United States.

Trafigura was looking for a sole source solution to automate field processes and surface data, in order to make better real time business decisions based on data collected throughout its well site service and crude hauling operations. TouchStar was an immediate leader because of its global presence and ability to provide a complete solution for Trafigura’s global and regional operations. By utilizing the TouchStar FleetAtlas Framework the company will now have access to real time visibility of critical business transactions as well as the ability to eliminate costly data errors from the field.

“Searching for an alternative to its existing paper intensive processes, Trafigura sought an integrated solution to eliminate paper from the delivery process and gain more oversight and control of its logistics and field operations,” explained Justin Grefe, Trafigura’s Regional Operations Manager for North America. “TouchStar was selected due to its extensive automation experience in the Oil and Gas industry, and its ability to be a ‘single source’ provider for Trafigura around the world.”

“Trafigura’s solution will be built on TouchStar’s FleetAtlas Framework,” said Peter Gibbs, TouchStar’s CEO. “Trafigura’s confidence in our technology, ability to deliver rapidly and industry experience provides us this opportunity and is an important milestone in TouchStar’s history. We’re looking forward to help improve Trafigura’s administration and fleet management processes.”

The project is on a fast track deployment schedule, levering TouchStar’s 8-Point implementation process, integrating multiple technologies across 25 different third party carriers contracted to Trafigura. The project is to be completed during 2015.

About TouchStar
TouchStar is a leading multinational logistics and mobility software provider delivering solutions that meet the specific needs of the Oil & Gas, Field Service, Transportation, and Consumer Goods industries. With a 20 year history and systems worldwide, TouchStar provides cloud and on premise solutions ranging from fleet tracking applications to comprehensive enterprise mobility and automated accounting solutions. Relied upon by organizations of any size, from many of world’s largest energy, logistics, and field service companies through to smaller, localized service organizations, TouchStar’s FleetAtlas framework is highly scalable and provides the foundation for a progressive automation journey. TouchStar is headquartered in Tulsa, OK with technology and support offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Germany. For more information, visit http://www.touchstargroup.com.

About Trafigura
Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world’s leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and metals and minerals. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Puma Energy; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura’s Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by 600 of its 5,600 employees who work in 36 countries around the world. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. For more information visit: http://www.trafigura.com

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