Phil Newton to strengthen Mandata’s sales activity in Ireland


Transport management system specialist Mandata Ltd. has strengthened its operations in Ireland with the appointment of a new Regional Sales Manager.

Phil Newton, based in Belfast, joins the company in a move that will see him provide dedicated sales support to local road transport and haulage companies investing in technology to drive improvements and secure operational efficiencies. He brings extensive experience of the haulage industry having worked in the telecommunications and telematics sector and is now planning to develop sales of Mandata technologies in the region, which include the Mandata TMS and tracking and app integrated solutions.

Mr. Newton believes his understanding of the challenges operators face will help businesses get ahead with Mandata’s technology, which brings all systems together under one roof to manage everything from job orders to invoicing: “Mandata has an extremely robust, growing business, with an excellent range of sector leading products. I’m looking forward to showing Irish and Northern Irish customers how they too can use our technology to streamline their operations, to secure cost savings and other benefits.”

Mandata, which employs approximately 80 people across the UK and Ireland, will grow its presence in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland further, as it expands its national customer base. Chief revenue officer Steve Spark commented: “We are investing in Phil’s expertise and experience to deliver a first class, dedicated and responsive sales and support service across the island of Ireland.  We have a number of customers there and we’re looking to help other like-minded business owners who can see the benefit of implementing systems that make a real difference to their business in challenging times.”

Customers include Dublin-based Lucey Transport, AOR international Transportand refrigerated transport specialist Chilled Out Couriers in County Mayo. Customers in Northern Ireland include Agro Merchants, Derry Refrigerated and McCulla Ireland Ltd. Mandata’s transport management systems, where information is centralised on one common platform, allow collaboration between departments and end-customers, and streamlining the order, planning and invoicing process; enabling hauliers to grow without the reliance on manual paper-based processes.