Świebodzin-based logistics company, Koimex, has ordered lighter weight, higher performance Power Line trailers from Schwarzmüller.
Schwarzmüller CEO, Roland Hartwig, announced this development on 12 April at the trailer builder’s headquarters in Hanzing, Austria.
Koimex, founded in Swiebodzin in 2000, specialises in food transportation as well as the supply of Dangerous Goods (DG). The company is also active in the automotive and mechanical engineering industries.
Today, Koimex operates 290 of its own truck trains and has another 200 under contract. The business also has around 500 employees.
“We have been relying on Schwarzmüller vehicles for a long time because they meet our quality requirements,” said Koimex Managing Director, Jawusz Kowalczyk. “The new Power Line also convinced us.”
Koimex has ordered 29 platform semi-trailers of two vehicle types – 11 Power Line Mega and 18 Power Line Caro.
The mega semi-trailers with a higher interior space are reported to be optimised for use in the automotive industry, while the cargo vehicles will be used for general freight tasks.
“Both types follow the motto of the Power Line, namely to weigh less and do more,” said Hartwig. “Lightweight construction alone is not enough for our quality requirements.”
The Power Line stands out from standard vehicles in many ways according to the OEM. The frame neck has been reduced from 150 to 125 millimetres, increasing the interior height and loading volume. The forklift axle load is 1,700 kilograms higher in order to be able to reduce the loading time with larger forklifts. The lightweight construction saves up to 800 kilograms of dead weight compared to a normal vehicle. The higher payload per trip not only leads to more profitability, but also to a reduction in CO2 due to the reduction in trips.
This success in Poland carries weight at Schwarzmüller.
“Because the country is one of the current focus markets in which one wants to increase sales significantly,” the OEM said in a statement.
“The Austrian premium manufacturer currently has a market share of five per cent. The aim is to double this in a few years, as has recently been achieved in Germany.”
Hartwig said Poland is a highly developed market.
“There is also increasing demand here for our niche products with higher productivity,” he said. “For us as the largest niche provider in Europe, this is an ideal environment.”
Through the systematic development of an authorised service network, Schwarzmüller can also ensure maintenance, repairs and the supply of spare parts.