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KaarbonTech has established a reputation for technological innovation and delivering results for customers.

Founded in 2012 and based in the New Forest the company specialises in ground based asset management software and aerial surveying.

Managing Director, Mark Entwistle has extensive experience in the field of utilities asset management and innovation. The vision behind the products and services is the understanding that the collection of data is only half the picture – it is how that data is used that makes the difference.

KaarbonTech enables customers to both gather and use information intelligently, flexibly and strategically.

The designs of products are built on firsthand knowledge of the issues faced by customers.

Ground Based Asset Management

KaarbonTech combines mobile technology with Ordnance Survey data to create software products that enable customers to automate risk value for each asset and simplify the ongoing updating of inspection and maintenance records. Two widely used products are “Gully Smart” for reducing flood risk and “Grit Smart” to aid winter maintenance efficiency. The software is also increasingly used for tree, sewer and retail park management.

Ordnance Survey Partner

In 2014 KaarbonTech became an official Ordnance Survey partner organisation. This relationship with OS means customers benefit from software that combines OS GIS data with environmental data sets such as flood zones. This enables users to manage and mitigate risk factors.

The software is designed to be used seamlessly on handheld Android and iOS devices offering users both flexibility and efficiency. Interest in the KaarbonTech approach to asset management has generated coverage in Highways magazine, Surveyor magazine, Drain Trader and Local Authority Plant and Vehicle Magazine.

Award Winning

KaarbonTech was announced as the winner of the 2014 Association of Geographic Information (AGI) award for Best Use of Geospatial for Business Benefit.

The prestigious award recognised the reduced flood risk, cost and efficiency savings achieved by Walsall Council as a result of using the ‘Gully SMART’ software.

In 2015 KaarbonTech were shortlisted for the Highways Magazine Award for Best New Technology in the Highways Industry. The judges praised the system as “A good example of smart asset management driving efficiency and productivity”

A partnership with hardware provider Leica Geosystems saw another highly commended product by the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) in October 2015.

In November 2015 KaarbonTech won the Dorset Business Awards for Excellence in Innovation. More than 130 companies contended for an award at this event run by The Dorset Chamber of Commerce. The judging panel reviewed the business processes, approach and software products before awarding the winning title.

Aerial Surveying

Alongside ground based asset management expertise KaarbonTech also provides aerial surveying using unmanned aerial vehicles.  The outputs from aerial surveys include photographic and topographical surveys, flood risk management, volumetric measurements and construction monitoring.

KaarbonTech has flown aerial surveys for a wide range of clients from different sectors.  Survey sites have includes land owned by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, National Trust and South West Water. The company’s surveys have received media coverage in Geo:Connection magazine, GIM International, Engineering Surveying and the Small Unmanned Aircraft System news (SUAS).

The Future

The company is building on its success with more local authorities in the process of adopting the asset management software and aerial surveys becoming an essential element of asset management.

Please get in touch to find out more about how we can help your business or organisation.

Telephone: 01202 031 333

Registered Address: KaarbonTech 49 Lone Pine Drive, West Ferndown, Dorset. BH22 8LR

Company number: 8304632

Our Happy Clients

The KaarbonTech approach is that collecting data is only the first stage – it is the ability to analyse and report on the data that ultimately improves performance. Mr Mark Harriman of Lafarge Tarmac said:

“This software from KaarbonTech delivers the best reporting system I have seen in asset management.”

Summary: Marks role is to work with his client to provide the very best quality and VFM service that we can. This is achieved by working together as a team to drive efficiency and reduced costs while delivering on time a quality end product. It is a varied and extremely reactive service that encompasses Highway Maintenance and improvements valued at circa £6 million per year. My 40 strong team manage major scheme work, fast response, Out of Hours cover, Gully emptying and winter gritting.

Mark Harriman – Operations Manager, Lafarge Tarmac
The ability to record and access data using handheld devices, combined with the accuracy of Ordnance Survey GIS data is allowing customer smarter ways of working.
Ed Bradford , Senior Engineer, Highways Services.
The KaarbonTech approach is that collecting data is only the first stage – it is the ability to analyse and report on the data that ultimately improves performance.
Mark Harriman, Lafarge Tarmac
A crew member from Walsall Council Highways Team who has been using the software on a handheld device out in the field – in all weathers explains: “I really like the speed and simplicity of the system.”
Ethan Baker, Gully Cleaning Team Member
Gully cleaning and maintenance is a traditional highways function but KaarbonTech has taken it into the twenty first century. Mr Richard OKeeffe of EM Highways said: “The software uses the best of modern technology to deliver an excellent tool for managing gully cleaning.”
During a trial of the Tree SMART system Simon Penfold, one of the field and office users explained “The simplicity of reporting allows us to quickly identify trees in need of maintenance and allocate them to one of the team.”
Simon Penfold - Arboricultural Officer, South Gloucestershire Council
While reviewing the Tree SMART system in the local area Phil Dye of South Gloucester said “I was impressed how automated the process could be.”
Phil Dye - Arboricultural Officer , South Gloucestershire Council
After seeing first-hand, a demonstration of our asset management software, Mr Russell Gibbons of Elmbridge Borough Council commented: “The presentation was informative and to the point. Seeing the software in action it was clear that KaarbonTech really understands the kind of product that customers need.”
Mr Russell Gibbons - Principal Tree Risk Officer, Elmbridge Borough Council
As well as being user friendly our asset management software is designed and proven to deliver real results for customers.
Mr Tony Casey - Highways Maintenance Team Leader, Surrey County Council

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