Completely self-sufficient with regard to electricity supply: a haulage company makes itself independent
The Seifert Logistics Group has built a state-of-the-art logistics centre at its headquarters in Ulm. In September 2023, entrepreneur Harry Seifert reported on how he intends to become self-sufficient in energy and make his haulage and logistics company CO2-neutral at the Wiehl Forum organised by BPW Bergische Achsen.
Kühne + Nagel in Hamburg used one of the first LHVs in Germany. Ten years later and the conclusion is: the concept saves costs, supports climate protection and even with driver shortfalls. However, the expansion of the Positivnetz (permitted route network) is slow.
The KELLERHOLZ company processes 140,000 cubic metres of wood in a space of just 1.8 hectares every year. The materials are delivered just in time, thanks to sophisticated logistics. The iGurt from BPW not only helps with load securing, it also saves time.
If plant protection products could be used sparingly, it would reduce costs in agriculture and benefit the environment. Herbert Dammann GmbH has developed a large-volume, high-precision Tridem crop protection sprayer. This means the agricultural vehicle only spreads as much material as necessary – and as little as possible.
The heavy load professionals from August Alborn GmbH & Co. KG carried out an unusual project in Dortmund: they transported the Hoesch-Haus, a steel construction bungalow from the 1960s, to a new location at Westfalenhütte.
Anyone who buys new furniture online or is planning to move relies on experts for transport. Andreas Eichinger, Managing Director of the German Association of Furniture Forwarding and Logistics (AMÖ), and entrepreneur Jürgen Zantis report on the challenges of the business – and how e-trucks can find their way.
In agriculture, too, more and more productivity is required, and the machines used are challenged accordingly. With a four-axle high-speed vehicle with BPW axles that can also travel up to 80 kilometres per hour on the road, ISM FahrzeugService Müller has created a vehicle that a customer in Bavaria uses to efficiently and gently collect grass from meadows and fields for processing into animal feed.
MEWA Textil-Service provides an especially sustainable sharing service for workwear and cleaning cloths. The company will bring the first two BAX models to the streets of Berlin in January: the 7.5 ton vehicles with electric drives will make transport emission-free and will provide all kinds of comfort for drivers.
The HW80, a particularly flexible 2-way tipper trailer, has been used for decades: its simply yet ingenious construction has proven so successful that it has only experienced very few updates since its development in the 1970s – one of which are the BPW axles.
The FIA and ETRA, the organisers of the European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC), have set themselves an ambitious goal: by 2038, the championship should be net emission-free. The team T Spot Bernau has now been awarded for its commitment to climate protection. In an interview with Motionist, Team and Marketing Manager Melanie Derflinger explains which measures T Sport Bernau is already implementing and what is still planned.
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.
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.
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...
The pandemic has permanently changed consumers’ shopping behavior: In lockdown times, Germans bought significantly more online – and many want to stick with it. This pushes the classic peak season at the end of the year with Christmas shopping, Black Friday and the like even more strongly. Parcel service providers like UPS are preparing all the more thoroughly for this time.
Save 30 percent on fuel and costs, protect the environment, as well as the road surface – and, above all, load 50 percent more than with a standard semitrailer: Rüdinger Spedition has long recognized the potential of the long truck for itself and puts it on the road as often as possible.
Sommer, Sonne und dazu ein süßes, cremiges Speiseeis: Das ist ein unwiderstehlicher Dreiklang. Eine Berliner Eismanufaktur macht das Vergnügen noch größer, denn sie strebt Klimaneutralität an – von der Produktion bis zur Logistik.
Konstantin Kubenz ist ein Vollblut-Logistiker, der bereits mit zwölf Jahren sein erstes Transportunternehmen aufgebaut hat. Damals war das zwar nur eine Wirtschaftssimulation am Computer – aber die Erfahrung war ohne Zweifel nachhaltig. Heute ist der 32-Jährige Chef des europäischen Gefahrgutlogistikers Kube & Kubenz. Für motionist.com zieht er Bilanz und gibt einen Ausblick, wohin die Reise künftig geht.
Lose a good 20 per cent of weight in just three months. The vehicle manufacturer experts at August Schmidt GmbH & Co. KG from Hagen have succeeded in this feat: Their new coil semitrailer meets all the requirements of modern lightweight construction without sacrificing stability. Numerous lightweight components from BPW contribute to the successful diet – from aluminium wheel hubs to lightweight trailing arms.
A vehicle manufacturer from Leverkusen is shaking up the industry. Sentences like “We have always done it this way” are taboo at the SEKA Group. The company has specialized in the production of food tanks – with enormous weight savings, short delivery times and above all with a great deal of emotion.
The Swiss forwarding company G. Leclerc Transport AG handles a large quantity of refrigerated transports for its food and pharmaceutical customers on a daily basis and delivers the ordered goods to their destination quickly, safely, in a resource-saving manner and fully documented. Without the telematics from idem telematics, this would hardly be possible.
Insights into a troubled industry: How badly have the recession and Corona crisis hit automotive logistics? And what gives hope for an upturn? Bernd Janssen, Managing Director of Brucherseifer Transport + Logistik, explains how to take new paths with flexibility and thus give companies and employees new dynamic.
The full-service logistics provider Duvenbeck has long been committed to the digitalization of transport and to its own innovations: The family business employs programmers and works with start-ups to develop digital solutions. Behind this is a successful corporate culture that has made Duvenbeck strong for the crisis.
The traditional Bavarian vehicle manufacturer Martin Reisch GmbH produces high-quality drawbar trailers for the agricultural and commercial vehicle industry. With a new auxiliary steering system, customers can now manoeuvre backwards faster and more easily.
Heavy haulage specialist Daniel Bower shared his vision with The Drake Group to create a low-height, semi-modular, steerable low loader – the first interchangeable Drake platform to run entirely on BPW axles.
Von der Schiene auf die Straße: Beim Bau von Speziallokomotiven, etwa für den Tunnelbau, zählt die Schöma Maschinenfabrik aus Diepholz zu den weltweit führenden Anbietern. Vor zwei Jahren begann das Unternehmen, auch Agrarauflieger für den Gülletransport zu fertigen. Der Erfolg ließ nicht lange auf sich warten.
For years, Ekol has been one of the fastest growing logistics companies in Europe – mainly thanks to an innovative company policy that is both customer- and future-oriented.
Reading time: approx. 5 minutes Text: Michi Jo Standl Photos: Jennifer ZumbuschIn Germany, around 20.5 litres of wine were consumed per person in 2018. Regional wines are growing in popularity. According to the latest GfK wine market analysis, food retailers sold 6.1...
The new Silk Road is bringing the idea of ancient trade routes into the modern age – the gargantuan infrastructure project is set to fundamentally change logistics in Asia. But what realistic potential does the megaproject actually offer? Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has used the rail link for several years, including for Porsche. An intercultural project at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is looking at what the Silk Road means for the neighbouring countries and the people who live there, with students following the trading route over land from Hamburg to Shanghai.
The Ulm-based logistics provider C. E. Noerpel GmbH is really getting to grips with digital transformation. The solutions that the company has implemented with carefully selected digitalisation tools are set to bring rapid benefits to employees and customers. The focus is therefore on controlling warehouse processes with control centres, replacing existing freight-forwarding software with a company-wide solution and establishing a modern data management system.
Meyer Logistik is very interested in new technologies that make transport more sustainable for people and the environment. The family-owned company is particularly keen on alternative drives that enable green logistics. The company, which specialises in temperature-sensitive goods, also works closely with suppliers, customers and universities.
Millions of tonnes of goods are moved each day. Innovative transport systems are vital for this. The mechanical engineering firm Kirow Ardelt from Leipzig is known around the world for building railway cranes and heavy-duty transporters.
With the sonorous sound from an engine with a capacity of over twelve litres and a tremendous torque fed by more than 1,000 horsepower converging in wheel-to-wheel battles, there are few who can resist the fascination of truck racing. The motorsports enthusiasts involved will even sacrifice a night’s sleep in the fight for tenths of a second and trophies.
In China, a thriving hotspot for semi-trailer production has grown up in the city of Liangshan. One in six of the country’s trailer manufacturers is based there. BPW has established itself as a key supplier.
Haulier Peter Peisker of Waldbröl has been using BPW running gears for many years after being won over by their quality. He put together his two latest trailers at the IAA Commercial Vehicles trade show and equipped them with further products from BPW Group companies.
For three decades, Aircargo Transport GmbH in North Rhine-Westphalia has been providing road feeder and other services. The company uses the Cargofleet platform of idem telematics to exchange data and information about the fleet.
While industry is producing ever heavier engines, turbines and transformers, infrastructure is unable to keep pace. The transport of such goods calls for intelligent logistics solutions. The KAHL Group counts on heavy-duty modules that use axle suspension units from BPW.
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