Matrix Newsletter – December 2015

The Matrix Review

Greetings Matrix Customer

The end of another year is approaching at a rapid pace. During 2015 Matrix continued to lead the way in the telematics industry. We introduced industry-firsts with new products and innovative functionalities for the Matrix Smartphone App.

Let’s have a look at some of the notable achievements from the past year:

Win a Ride Home in Style




This year, the Win a Ride Home in Style competition was launched. Matrix subscribers entered by downloading the Matrix Smartphone App and by telling us about their experience after using the app, could win one of four grand prizes.

The first winner was Jan and Lee-Ann Kruger. Together with their two children, the Kruger family enjoyed a luxury limo ride from White River, Mpumalanga to their hometown in Nelspruit.

In November, Dominique Tricerri won a ride home in a beautiful red Ferrari Spider. When Dominique received the exciting news, she immediately contacted Matrix with a very special request to give her prize to her best friend Lilliana Marucchi, also known as Lilli. “When I think of Lilli, I think of two things – Ferrari and cats. So the moment I heard that I had won a ride in a Ferrari, Lilli immediately came to mind. She has gone through an extremely tough time lately and this will be the perfect ‘pick me up’ for her. She works incredibly long hours, even with an illness, and she deserves every single treat she can get,” explained Dominique.

Lilli, an avid car enthusiast, had inherited her father’s passion for Ferrari and she met her future husband-to-be, Greg Marucchi, during a race day at Killarney Race Track in Cape Town. Two years ago, a few weeks before Lilli was to graduate as a General Practitioner, she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes. Lilli immediately began an aggressive series of treatments, but it was her fighting spirit and determination that resulted in Lilli recently announcing that she was in remission. She will complete her internship at Thembisa hospital later this month.

When Dominique told the Matrix team about Lilli’s story, we agreed to plan a very special surprise for Lilli. On the 5th of December, Lilli was treated to a ride in a red Ferrari Spider from Bedfordview to the Four Seasons in Westcliff, where the roar of the engine could be heard for kilometers. Lilli expressed her gratitude to Matrix and her very close friend for such a memorable experience. Matrix is proud to be part of this wonderful gift of kindness and love.

Fun in the winter sun at the IISA Golf Day

  Matrix was the proud sponsor of this year’s annual Insurance Institute of South Africa Golf Day held at Sun City.

This occasion provided an opportunity to share industry knowledge and expertise, with key role players networking and continuing to build mutually beneficial relationships.

Reuniting SA

  Matrix called on all our Facebook fans to share their stories with us about their loved ones in South Africa, whom they miss and why. We received close to 300 entries in just 6 weeks. The Grand Prize winner was Natassja Leo, who received the ultimate, all expenses paid reunion with her sister, to the value of R25 000!

Home Rituals Challenge

  Matrix understands that there is nothing better than coming home after a long day, which is why Matrix introduced the #MatrixHomeRituals challenge. Matrix Facebook fans entered by sending us a description of the first thing they do when they get home. By random draw, 10 Facebook fans were chosen, each winning a luxury home prize to the value of R3000.

bizhub Highveld Lions

  This year, Matrix is an associate sponsor of the bizhub Highveld Lions cricket team. Supporters attending home matches at Bidvest Wanderers and Senwes Park have the opportunity throughout the season, to take advantage of specials and competitions. Matrix customers will receive 50% discount off match tickets and bizhub Highveld Lions supporters receive a 30% discount when they purchase an MX3. The Matrix 6 provides one lucky supporter the chance of winning R20 000 for catching the Matrix branded ball, hit by a bizhub Highveld Lions player. The first Matrix 6 was caught by Duane van Jaarsveldt, who walked away with a cheque of R20 000 during the first match played at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.

Enhanced Matrix Smartphone App functionalities


The innovative new features to the Matrix Smartphone App have culminated in the perfect combination of ultimate consumer convenience and flexible location sharing which is the next step for the vehicle tracking industry.

These include street view functionalities, weather and traffic information, increased customization of trips, designated driver and push notifications for all harsh events which enables you to personalize your Matrix App.

With Matrix’s focus on personal safety, we offer so much more than just vehicle tracking and recovery. Your personal safety is our main concern, a message that is conveyed by our latest advertising campaign Matrix would like to wish you and your loved ones a safe and prosperous festive season and total on-the-road peace-of-mind, with the assurance that while life takes you places, Matrix brings you home.

Kind regards
The Matrix Team