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Fläkt Woods

Fläkt Woods UK required a logistics operation that reduced the number of carriers it used in order to create a more cost efficient transport operation and reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain.

Introduction

Fläkt Woods UK Limited is a leading global supplier of energy efficient air solutions. It provides indoor air climate products and solutions that supply clean, comfortable and fresh air as well as air movement products and services for infrastructure, including fans for cooling systems.

DSV Road Limited is one of the fastest growing transport organisations in the UK and has developed a full range of road services to meet all customers’ needs. Supported by an extensive European network of offices, DSV Road provides complete service coverage on standard and express requirements.

The Challenge

Fläkt Woods UK required a logistics operation that reduced the number of carriers it used in order to create a more cost efficient transport operation and reduce the environmental impact of its supply chain. In order to achieve this, it required a logistics company that could collect its air technology products from its factory in Colchester and deliver to locations across Europe.

The Solution

DSV Road Limited positions an empty standing trailer at Fläkt Woods UK’s Colchester factory, allowing the company to load it with products as they leave the production line. Once full, the trailer is collected by DSV Road (sometimes up to twice a day), deconsolidated at the logistics company’s hub and transported to destinations across Europe through its pan-European network.
As a result, trailers are fully loaded before they leave the factory. This means, for example, instead of eight quarter-full trailers from eight different carriers transporting goods across Europe, now only two fully loaded trailers are needed, which reduces transport costs and the environmental impact of the operation. The operation allowed Fläkt Woods to reduce the number of carriers it uses from eight to two.

Summary

DSV Road Limited’s bespoke operation allowed Fläkt Woods to reduce the number of carriers it uses from eight to two.

DSV have been providing us with transport services between the UK and Europe for a number of years now. We are really impressed with DSV and the work they have carried out to understand our business needs. Not many companies could handle our diverse range of products and constantly changing delivery requirements

Elliott Sheehan, Commercial Operations Manager,
Fläkt Woods Limited

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