Industry statistics report that over £70m worth of plant was stolen in 2017 with a combined on-cost to the industry of over £700m per annum. Assets stolen are exported, quickly sold on, stripped or sold.
8,125 vehicles are stolen each month in the UK (that’s 267 per day or 4.45 per hour!) Vehicle theft has a recovery rate of less than 60%. This increase in asset theft is contributing to dramatic rises in insurance premiums
It takes just 20 seconds to steal a motorbike and over £3m worth of motorbikes are stolen each month in the UK (that’s 76 bikes per day or 27,217 per year!) Over 580,000 motorbikes in total have been stolen over the last 30 years.
Classic cars are becoming rarer with each year that passes. Enthusiasts that buy, maintain and cherish these vehicles are custodians of the past and as time goes on, their value becomes greater, making them a target for thieves.
The cost of agricultural theft in the UK in 2017 was £39.2m. 81% of thefts reported attributed to assets, plant and machinery. Agricultural vehicles, ATVs, quads and 4×4 vehicles, including classic tractors, are at risk.
The UK logistics industry is responsible for playing a part in the distribution of over 90% of the goods that we utilise or consume in our daily life. Yet as it’s being transported through the UK and the EU, it is at risk from a number of threats.
Worldwide marine theft is on the increase, as thieves exploit onward distribution channels. Once taken, these are either shipped outside of their theft location in containers to be utilised in new territories.
Millions of pounds worth of high value and life-saving equipment are being taken from our hospitals and medical establishments every day. Endoscopy, radiology, ultrasound, cardiovascular and defibrillation equipment is being taken daily.
If you need to protect high-value assets ensuring their safe onward passage in expedition, then you should consider CanTrack Asset. We are regularly called upon to work with partners on high-value shipments and high profile assignments.
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