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Touchstar awarded ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ status

Touchstar awarded ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ status

27 February 2024

Touchstar underwent a thorough IT process review in Feb 2024 to assess cyber resilience. Excited to share Touchstar earned 'Cyber Essentials Plus' status. Read More >>

Strategy Update: Touchstar Fuel in the USA

Strategy Update: Touchstar Fuel in the USA

11 December 2023

Touchstar has embarked on a strategy to extend it's market penetration to North America and Canada. As a market-leading European supplier there is already huge interest within the US market as epitomised by the recent press coverage in two leading industry magazines. Read more in this blog.  Read More >>

Customer service: The Fuelstar approach

Customer service: The Fuelstar approach

01 November 2023

At Fuelstar we pride ourselves on our customer service and we are very proud of the team that works most closely with you, our customer. One of the key aspects of our customer service approach is that we don’t believe in waiting for issues to arise, instead we always seek to be proactive. This means that at Fuelstar customer service starts as soon as the project does. This blog explores our general approach to customer service and why we believe the 'human touch' is still the most vital component.  Read More >>

MANX PETROLEUM SELECT TOUCHSTAR ‘FUELSTAR’

MANX PETROLEUM SELECT TOUCHSTAR ‘FUELSTAR’

31 January 2023

Established nearly 100 years ago in 1926, Manx Petroleum is a privately owned Company operating in the Isle of Man. The Company continues to invest for the long term future of being a leading supplier of fuel products to a unique and diverse island. When evaluating any third party solution, the Manx Petroleum management are focused on systems that can complement and further enhance their existing business practices. A thorough evaluation of the Fuelstar software and Touchstar’s integration & support capabilities convinced the management team that the Manchester-based organisation were the natural choice. Read more about the system adoption. Read More >>

ATF - seamlessly upgrading to Fuelstar Android

ATF - seamlessly upgrading to Fuelstar Android

16 January 2023

Initially starting with a small number of mobile computers on the ground fuel side of the business, ATF Fuels were able to trial the FuelStar software and validate its effectiveness for their operation. Now, every vehicle in their fleet uses TouchStar technology as an integral part of their delivery processes. Orders and schedules are automatically uploaded from the back office to the drivers’ tablets through TouchStar technology, and the admin staff at the office receive automatic updates as each driver progresses through their deliveries. Click to read the full story. Read More >>

Suckling Transport select Touchstar ‘FuelStar’

Suckling Transport select Touchstar ‘FuelStar’

09 December 2022

Suckling Transport has been trading for more than 80 years, specialising in the provision of petroleum tanker haulage services. Suckling’s management team have recently decided to adopt the Touchstar ‘FuelStar’ EPOD system in order to digitize the drivers workflow for each day. Read More >>

Touchstar secure large upgrade order from Certas

Touchstar secure large upgrade order from Certas

29 November 2022

Touchstar are delighted to announce the award of a substantial order from major client Certas Energy to upgrade their tanker fleet to the latest Cloud based control center system utilizing the Android-based in cab tablets. Read More >>

TouchStar launch the TS3300 shock-absorbent tablet

TouchStar launch the TS3300 shock-absorbent tablet

23 September 2022

TouchStar Technologies PLC, specialist in the design, supply and support of rugged mobile computers, has announced the release of the TS3300 tablet mobile computer. Read More >>

Par Petroleum select Touchstar EPOD solution

Par Petroleum select Touchstar EPOD solution

08 September 2022

Par Petroleum are a leading UK fuel and specialist logistics provider. They serve a wide range of customers, from domestic, agricultural and commercial customers in their distribution business to bulk suppliers, fuel retailers and marine agents via their nationwide logistics network. Following a detailed selection process Par selected the 'Fuelstar' system from Touchstar Technologies.  Read More >>

WCF North East roll out Touchstar Android devices

WCF North East roll out Touchstar Android devices

27 July 2022

To tackle the challenge of reducing paperwork and streamlining WCF's processes, TouchStar began by using their comprehensive API integration and worked with the existing CODAS back office system to integrate processes seamlessly. As a result, the trucks and back-office systems seamlessly communicate with one other, providing a greater level of automation and reducing paperwork. Another significant benefit is the GPS technology which supports truck routing and scheduling teams, as well as receiving data directly from the devices in real-time. All of this provides a consistent and high level of customer service and reduces unnecessary mileage for WCF drivers. Read More >>

Donegal Oils select Touchstar Android Computers

Donegal Oils select Touchstar Android Computers

26 July 2022

Over many years Donegal Oils has grown as a financially sound and well managed business enabling the company in invest in systems and equipment in order to serve the needs of a growing client base. As the business has continued to grow, they were looking to introduce a technology-based solution that would replace the ever-increasing amount of paperwork and selected Touchstar.  Read More >>

James D Bilsland select Touchstar Technologies

James D Bilsland select Touchstar Technologies

25 July 2022

James D Bilsland is a family-driven fuel and lubricants distributor with a customer-focussed ethos at the heart of its operation. James D Bilsland was set up in 1964, operating just one lorry delivering tractor diesel and vaporising oil to local farmers. It has grown to become one of the leading operators in the oil and gas industry supplying fuels and lubricants to Scotland and the North of England. The company has recently invested in Touchstar mobile computing technology to optimise delivery and boost customer service.  Read More >>

BATA select FuelStar EPOD solution from Touchstar

BATA select FuelStar EPOD solution from Touchstar

23 May 2022

BATA's Fuel and LPG service offer a full range of energy products from fuel oil, LPG, bottled gas, industrial gases, lubricants and heating services. The company can serve domestic, industrial or agricultural needs whether they are small or large. With their reliable team of long-standing drivers and fleet of tankers BATA deliver to their local customers and supply LPG and fuel oil across North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire. BATA has selected FuelStar EPOD solution from Touchstar Technologies Read More >>

Allan Stobart Fuels select Fuelstar EPOD solution

Allan Stobart Fuels select Fuelstar EPOD solution

12 May 2022

Allan Stobart have been supplying householders, farmers and businesses with heating oil for over three decades and pride themselves in their outstanding customer service and keen prices. As the business has continued to grow and become more diversified, they were looking to introduce a technology-based solution that would replace the ever-increasing amount of paperwork. Click to read more about their adoption of FuelStar. Read More >>

Windows to Android – an easy migration path

Windows to Android – an easy migration path

27 January 2022

Support for Windows CE 6.0 and Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 ended. With the withdrawal of support for the mobile platform by Microsoft, it became clear that change would be required. This article provides further detail on successful migration.  Read More >>

HMK Bilcon & TouchStar announce partnership

HMK Bilcon & TouchStar announce partnership

24 January 2022

HMK Bilcon & TouchStar Technologies announce strategic cooperation. HMK Bilcon, based in Aalborg, Denmark is as solutions provider to the downstream fuel logistics market in Europe manufacturing fuel tankers and SafeCon® fuel delivery control systems. Read More >>

Touchstar to exhibit at UKIFDA 2022

Touchstar to exhibit at UKIFDA 2022

13 January 2022

Now in its 42nd year, UKIFDA EXPO 2022, organised by liquid fuels trade association the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association, regularly brings together more than 100 exhibitors and attracts a worldwide audience of thousands. Read More >>

New R&D Recruits

New R&D Recruits

23 March 2021

2021 sees Touchstar continuing to invest heavily in R&D, including recruitment into key development and support positions. The company are delighted to welcome three new individuals to (Chief Technical Officer) Ian Woolley’s expanding team. Read More >>

Touchstar enjoy strong Q1 2020 performance

Touchstar enjoy strong Q1 2020 performance

01 July 2020

Touchstar poised for a positive post-pandemic future after strong Q1 Results  Read More >>

Touchstar: Official statement on COVID-19

Touchstar: Official statement on COVID-19

18 March 2020

In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Touchstar Technologies has issued a statement to outline measures that are being taken to safeguard employee and customer well-being. Read More >>

DCC Energi optimise deliveries with Touchstar

DCC Energi optimise deliveries with Touchstar

06 September 2019

DCC Energi were established back in 2009 through acquisition of Shell’s oil distribution business. The business comprised sales of more than 200 million litres of heating oil and transport fuels to domestic and small commercial and industrial customers throughout Denmark. Since the establishment the business has expanded organically into natural gas, lubricants and marine gas oil. The Touchstar fuel distribution system for DCC Energi in Denmark is fundamental in maintaining their high levels of customer service and to ensure highly flexible and cost-effective operation. Read More >>

Mike

Mike's toughest challenge yet?

16 April 2019

Many of you will remember the 'Iron Man' exploits of Touchstar's own Mike Smith (head of our Bulk Logistics team) from a few years ago. Well time marches on … and so does the intrepid Mr Smith. His challenge this time it is a 50km hike over 24 hours through the challenging peaks of Arran Read More >>

Touchstar new EPOD solutions on display at CV Show

Touchstar new EPOD solutions on display at CV Show

15 March 2019

The 2019 CV Show will be the first time two divisions from within the Touchstar group are exhibiting at the same event, on a single stand (4G115). Visitors to the stand will be able to see the full range of new software and hardware solutions for paperless EPOD, job scheduling, tracking, route planning, safety inspection etc.  Read More >>

TouchStar Technology Win Another Award

TouchStar Technology Win Another Award

01 November 2017

Touchstar Technologies were the recent recipients of the ‘2017 Consulting Elite Award’ from the prestigious Worldwide Business Review (WBR). WBR is a magazine and online facility targeted at “leading CEOs, executives, innovators and leading professionals from across the corporate landscape and around the world”. The magazine has a printed circulated of some 70,000.  Read More >>

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