176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

Spedition Wackler from Göppingen can look back on 176 years of company history. To secure its success for the future, it is constantly expanding and deepening its service portfolio. Maximilian Schwarz, the son of managing director Oliver Schwarz, is being prepared to take over the company in the fifth generation.

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Bulk transport in XXL

Bulk transport in XXL

16 axles, a proud 32 metres in total length and a gross combination mass of 116 tonnes: The Roadtrain from MGM Bulk and Bruce Rock Engineering, which is used in mining in Australia, sets special standards.

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More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

People are eating more consciously – this has an impact on food logistics. Julia Kleineidam, research assistant in the Logistics Department headed by Professor Frank Straube at the Technical University of Berlin, reports in an interview on the challenges and perspectives she sees for the industry.

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Digital learning from the start

Digital learning from the start

The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.

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Show appreciation with small gestures

Show appreciation with small gestures

Logisticians not only need good working conditions and fair wages. Above all, they also want more appreciation. Here, actors in the sector reveal how they show this with small gestures – gestures that cost nothing or almost nothing, but with which everyone can gain a lot.

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FUTURE LAB

More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

More vegetarians – more refrigerated transport?

People are eating more consciously – this has an impact on food logistics. Julia Kleineidam, research assistant in the Logistics Department headed by Professor Frank Straube at the Technical University of Berlin, reports in an interview on the challenges and perspectives she sees for the industry.

Start-ups from the future told

Start-ups from the future told

Reading time: approx. 4 minutesText: Juliane GringerPhotos: Prof. Dr. Stefan Iskan / supplychainmachine.com, Shutterstock"The transport and logistics industry is becoming a process supplier for the economy and society," says Stefan Iskan, professor of logistics and...

“I would close down the big cities completely”

“I would close down the big cities completely”

Anna-Theresa Korbutt, Managing Director of the Hamburg Transport Association (hvv), calls for a concession award for city logistics. What works for public transport is a rescue option for congested metropolises.

ECOMOTION

Trailer refrigeration without direct emissions

Trailer refrigeration without direct emissions

The requirements for low-emission and quiet transport, particularly in inner-city logistics, are increasing. An efficient, autonomously driven trailer refrigeration solution from collaboration partners Thermo King and BPW is designed to sustainably improve the ecological balance. Field trials are currently underway and series production is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Which technology is winning the race when it comes to zero emissions in the commercial vehicle sector? According to a recent study by the non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment, battery-electric long-haul trucks and trolley trucks come out on top in a comparison of total cost of ownership.

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

In order for logistics to make its contribution to climate protection, it needs new drive concepts in road freight transport. The demand on politicians: they should ensure clarity in the funding landscape! Representatives from politics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) discussed this at the online conference “Politics meets Logistics”.

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Study: E-trucks lead the way in terms of cost efficiency

Which technology is winning the race when it comes to zero emissions in the commercial vehicle sector? According to a recent study by the non-governmental organisation Transport & Environment, battery-electric long-haul trucks and trolley trucks come out on top in a comparison of total cost of ownership.

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

“The industry has a Herculean task to tackle”

In order for logistics to make its contribution to climate protection, it needs new drive concepts in road freight transport. The demand on politicians: they should ensure clarity in the funding landscape! Representatives from politics and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) discussed this at the online conference “Politics meets Logistics”.

SUCCESS STORY

176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

Spedition Wackler from Göppingen can look back on 176 years of company history. To secure its success for the future, it is constantly expanding and deepening its service portfolio. Maximilian Schwarz, the son of managing director Oliver Schwarz, is being prepared to take over the company in the fifth generation.

Show appreciation with small gestures

Show appreciation with small gestures

Logisticians not only need good working conditions and fair wages. Above all, they also want more appreciation. Here, actors in the sector reveal how they show this with small gestures – gestures that cost nothing or almost nothing, but with which everyone can gain a lot.

Double turnover with e-commerce

Double turnover with e-commerce

Reading time approx. 4 minutes Text: Juliane Gringer Photos: ECL KontorThe Hamburg logistics company ECL Kontor has ventured into e-commerce and profited greatly from the online boom in the pandemic. However, any challenge comes in handy for managing director Adam...

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176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

176 years of intelligent logistics solutions

Spedition Wackler from Göppingen can look back on 176 years of company history. To secure its success for the future, it is constantly expanding and deepening its service portfolio. Maximilian Schwarz, the son of managing director Oliver Schwarz, is being prepared to take over the company in the fifth generation.

read more
Show appreciation with small gestures

Show appreciation with small gestures

Logisticians not only need good working conditions and fair wages. Above all, they also want more appreciation. Here, actors in the sector reveal how they show this with small gestures – gestures that cost nothing or almost nothing, but with which everyone can gain a lot.

read more
Double turnover with e-commerce

Double turnover with e-commerce

Reading time approx. 4 minutes Text: Juliane Gringer Photos: ECL KontorThe Hamburg logistics company ECL Kontor has ventured into e-commerce and profited greatly from the online boom in the pandemic. However, any challenge comes in handy for managing director Adam...

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LOGISTICS HERO

Who will take over my succession?

Who will take over my succession?

If one’s own children do not take over the forwarding company, another solution must be found. Dr Marc Evers, Head of the Department for SMEs, Business Start-ups, Company Succession of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, explains how to find the right person for the succession – and when to start the search.

These ideas really help against driver shortages

These ideas really help against driver shortages

Germany already has a shortage of between 60,000 and 80,000 truck drivers.
-drivers. How do you still attract good people to fill vacancies? And how do you keep them? We present eight approaches from practice that could still use many supporters.

Award for top graduates

Award for top graduates

Every year, the best graduates of the training programme for freight forwarding and logistics services can apply for the title “Young Freight Forwarder Germany”. To do so, they present a creative solution for a logistics task to the expert jury.

Who will take over my succession?

Who will take over my succession?

If one’s own children do not take over the forwarding company, another solution must be found. Dr Marc Evers, Head of the Department for SMEs, Business Start-ups, Company Succession of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, explains how to find the right person for the succession – and when to start the search.

These ideas really help against driver shortages

These ideas really help against driver shortages

Germany already has a shortage of between 60,000 and 80,000 truck drivers.
-drivers. How do you still attract good people to fill vacancies? And how do you keep them? We present eight approaches from practice that could still use many supporters.

Award for top graduates

Award for top graduates

Every year, the best graduates of the training programme for freight forwarding and logistics services can apply for the title “Young Freight Forwarder Germany”. To do so, they present a creative solution for a logistics task to the expert jury.

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Bulk transport in XXL

Bulk transport in XXL

16 axles, a proud 32 metres in total length and a gross combination mass of 116 tonnes: The Roadtrain from MGM Bulk and Bruce Rock Engineering, which is used in mining in Australia, sets special standards.

Digital learning from the start

Digital learning from the start

The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.

Telematics for all

Telematics for all

Telematics systems are becoming the new standard in transport: vehicle manufacturers are increasingly making the hardware standard equipment. And with the electrification of the drive system, telematics is likely to become even more important for inner-city transport.

Digital learning from the start

Digital learning from the start

The professional world is increasingly shaped by digitalisation – that’s why it makes sense to optimally prepare even trainees for precisely this world. At BPW, digital training of the next generation is a matter of course: in its own training centre, the company relies on networked machines and robotics, among other things.

Telematics for all

Telematics for all

Telematics systems are becoming the new standard in transport: vehicle manufacturers are increasingly making the hardware standard equipment. And with the electrification of the drive system, telematics is likely to become even more important for inner-city transport.

BIG PICTURE

Prominent transporter for motor sports cars

Prominent transporter for motor sports carsIn this trailer, valuable motor sports cars are driven to Formula 1 races: The "Race Support Max Pro" accommodates the vehicles and their equipment. Special vehicle manufacturer Bischoff & Scheck The intermediate level of...

1 tour feeds 20 cows for 1 year

This 20-tonne high-speed tractor proves its strength both in the field and on the road for Futtertrocknung Lamerdingen eG.

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Traffic lights and light poles had to make way for these transformers

Each of the four transformers that KAHL SCHWERLAST was to move from Lauenburg to Oststeinbeck in Schleswig-Holstein weighs 300 tons.

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On 96 wheels to the destination

12 axles of the company BPW Bergische Achsen KG and 96 wheels of a self-propelled heavy-duty module were directed by the employee of Hofmann Kran-Vermietung GmbH & Co. KG used his control panel for this transport.

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Erst zweigeteilt, dann neues Leben

Nach vielen Jahren als Ausflugsdampfer auf dem Zwischenahner Meer in Niedersachsen bekommt die „MS Oldenburg“ eine neue Aufgabe: Sie soll gut 20 Kilometer entfernt als Restaurant im Oldenburger Hafen genutzt werden.

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A strong partner at your back

When the rape fields blossom bright yellow now in summer, the harvest time of the oil crop is approaching. And that means hard work for men like these, who lean against the tyres of the harvesting vehicle during a break for a snack.

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Powerhouse for tree trunks

Founded more than 100 years ago as a craftsman’s business, the family-owned company Schwaiger Holzindustrie is now an internationally active industrial company that processes more than 1.2 million solid cubic metres of timber annually.

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Ships on wheels

A whole 200 heavy-duty axle lines with 1,600 wheels were used by the specialist Hareket to move two passenger ships from dry dock to floating dock at the Turkish Tersan shipyard.

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Quite slanting

Wenn Ladungen wie Stahlbleche oder Kesselböden zu breit für die Straße sind, dürfen Spediteure auch mal schräg denken.

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An oversized water tap

A standard tap for a hand basin weighs only a few hundred grams – this relative, on the other hand, weighs in at a hefty 105 tonnes!

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Prominent transporter for motor sports cars

Prominent transporter for motor sports cars

Prominent transporter for motor sports carsIn this trailer, valuable motor sports cars are driven to Formula 1 races: The "Race Support Max Pro" accommodates the vehicles and their equipment. Special vehicle manufacturer Bischoff & Scheck The intermediate level of...

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