Trailer manufacturer, Van Eck, has delivered 17 new special airfreight trailers to Japan-based business, TransWeb.
“Some years ago, we found Van Eck on the internet and we visited them at the IAA in Hanover,” said Takeshi Maesawa of TransWeb. “More appointments followed and we ordered several trailers. The recently ordered special airfreight trailers will hit the road in our country soon.”
Maesawa has lived an impressive career according to Van Eck. Starting as a truck driver, he established his own company. In addition to providing airfreight services, TransWeb also specialises in container transport, car transportation and motorsports logistics.
Also, TransWeb is known for transporting exclusive cars for the Japanese market.
“This went very well,” said Maesawa. “The Italian manufacturers asked us to execute the pre-delivery inspections as well, the final step before a car is delivered to the customer. We see this as a great honour. It lead to the establishment of a special, dedicated location where we do pre-delivery inspections only, he said – adding that the establishment was realised at the outskirts of Tokyo.
The trailers that TransWeb specifies from Van Eck feature a specially lowered loading floor to create more inner space, enabling the business to transport more exclusive cars in a safe way.
“We have proved this with our customers time and again, and we will do the same now in airfreight”, said Maesawa. “With trailers we use for racing teams in motorsports, as well as on many other occasions, Van Eck has proved to be a close partner ready to figure out solutions that work for us. Meanwhile, there was never at any point a concession when it comes to build quality.”
Transweb also operates a fleet of 70 rigid-bodied vehicles.
Maesawa told Van Eck he likes to see his trailers delivered on time and is satisfied with the import process.
The new special airfreight trailers will be shipped to Japan. A previous stock of two trailers was driven overland with new trucks from the Netherlands to Wladiwostok, in the east of Russia. There, they proceeded on a ferry for the final part of the journey.