German joint venture, Rytle, and US-based OEM, Silver Eagle Manufacturing, have collaborated on an urban logistics innovation with its e-bike, MovR, and modular box.
The modular design of having a separate three-wheeled cargo bike called a MovR and pre-loadable wheeled boxes gives great flexibility in how best to serve a location, according to Rytle.
MovR and the modular box were part of Rytle’s showcase at the 2019 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this month.
Silver Eagle President, Gary Gaussoin, said the cooperation is has established with Rytle will bring German engineering and domestic manufacturing together to supply the smartest urban logistics technology in North America.
“Sustainability, alternative mobility concepts, efficiency and speed paired with lower costs play an increasingly important role in city logistics,” he said.
Rytle co-founder and Managing Director, Dr Arne Kruse, explained that operators and fleets can choose from different solution levels on how to best serve dense urban environments.
“We are more than happy that we have found professional partners for bringing the Rytle logistic solution to North America,” said Rytle co-founder and Managing Director, Ingo Luebs.
“As a trusted specialist in the market Silver Eagle will proudly produce the equipment and help in sales operations. With UPS as our leading customer and testing partner in Germany and Europe, we will do the next steps of implementing the e-bike technology in the US,” he said.
The implemented Rytle IT-System can reportedly be used to handle users’ authorisation or request pickup and delivery services. Sustainability, alternative mobility concepts, efficiency and speed paired with lower costs play an increasingly important role in international city logistics, according to Rytle.
“Products like the e-bike MovR represent the perfect combination of fast, safe, environmentally friendly transportation,” said Rytle. “With the comprehensive logistics software, it is also possible to use micro-depots or trailers with interchangeable boxes and to link all participants digitally in real time.”
In February, Global Trailer explored the internal innovation processes of start-ups including Rytle.