VOLVO

Volvo Construction Equipment AB is setting the bar high with regard to the quality and conformity of the management of its vehicles. Successfully tested against these criteria, GEFCO Baltic became the agreed supplier of the Swedish manufacturer in August 2013 and was chosen to manage the transportation of its machines to the Eurasia zone.

The challenge

Ensuring reliability when it comes to the delivery of machines to the Eurasia zone

Volvo Construction Equipment AB is a major exporter of construction equipment in Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and Caucasia. Always seeking the optimum logistics solutions, the manufacturer asked us to design a door-to-door handling plan that would ensure the transport of its new and used vehicles in Eastern Europe and Central Asia under the best conditions. Our mission: to optimise costs and ensure the reliability of handling and transport.

ORGANISING THE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION OF CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT GEFCO SOLUTION: TRANSPORT & HEAVY EQUIPMENT CUSTOMER : VOLVO CONSTRUCTION

The GEFCO solution

An integrated multimodal logistics plan

Volvo Construction Equipment AB is a major exporter of construction equipment in Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus and Caucasia. Always seeking the optimum logistics solutions, the manufacturer asked us to design a door-to-door handling plan that would ensure the transport of its new and used vehicles in Eastern Europe and Central Asia under the best conditions. Our mission: to optimise costs and ensure the reliability of handling and transport.

 

The GEFCO services provided to Volvo Construction:

  • Overland pre-shipment using low loader vehicle carriers for transport from the plant to the ports or railway stations in the countries of manufacture.
  • Handling of Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) operations and customs clearance at the ports.
  • Shipment security: partial dismantling and excess packaging to protect vehicles
  • Ro- Ro (glossary) sea transport between departure and destination ports.
  • Rail or road transport to the destination countries.
  • Capillary distribution of equipment by road to the customer’s site

Provision of monitoring tools and regular issuing of performance indicators.

 

The results

A long-term partnership

Following checks and audits carried out by Volvo Construction experts on the initial assignments, GEFCO Baltics was awarded the Volvo supplier approval. At the port of Klaipeda, where the transshipment and safety checks are carried out on the equipment, a 99% quality rate was recorded.

The level of service and professionalism provided by GEFCO Baltics in the management of international flows from our production sites in Europe and South Korea to Russia, Ukraine and Central Asia is very satisfactory. GEFCO is one of our trusted logistics partners.

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