The Tr a i l e rCompany. Cargobull News · No. 52 5 Anton Euba (centre) and Managing Director Ronald Garkisch (left) take delivery of a new S.CS PAPER. www.cargobull.com On the safe side There seems to be no credible reason, in the first instance, why a comparison can be drawn between raw eggs and the transport of paper rolls. But a slight lack of care in handling can cause a newsprint roll weighing several tons to become imbalanced or sustain damage to its edges, which can later result in the paper tearing in the printing machine. This interruption can lead to a great deal of financial damage. Logistics providers like Euba that specialise in the transport of this highly sensitive freight know exactly how they need to handle the goods. They choose trailers accordingly, as well as load securing equipment that secures the heavy rolls firmly while at the same time providing them with all-round protection. “We have had an intensive partnership with Schmitz Cargobull for many years now. Here we can contribute our own ideas, which are then implemented as far as possible by the manufacturer,” says Ronald Garkisch, Managing Director of Euba Logistic GmbH. This partnership has developed to the point where Euba’s entire trailer fleet consists of S.CS PAPER curtainsiders. Only last year, Euba acquired 60 new S.CS PAPER X-LIGHT trailers according to DIN EN 12642 Code XL. One more trailer was handed over to the owner Anton Euba during a visit to the Altenberge competence centre. Since it is particularly important that the paper rolls are firmly secured, the trailers come with lashing holes over the entire length of the outer frame. This enables perfectly vertical lashing of the load on the loading surface in accordance with the load distribution plan. Full-length Joloda rails with easily moving Joloda rollers and quick-fastening securing wedges enable easy handling of the heavy paper rolls during loading and unloading. “A particularity in our case is that 20 loading wedges on the trailers ensure that the goods are perfectly secured. These are supplemented, of course, by the various other types of load securing equipment,” Garkisch points out. A tyre re-pressurisation system ensures that the right tyre pressure is constantly maintained. In this way, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are significantly reduced. The convenient lifting roof allows the upright paper rolls to be comfortably loaded and unloaded from the sides using a forklift. At the same time, Euba relies on Schmitz Cargobull’s all-round service. All vehicles have a Full Service contract including tyre service, and are financed via Schmitz Cargobull Finance. “We have tested many tyres and services intensively and come to the conclusion that we operate most efficiently under a complete service contract,” Garkisch points out. Founded in 1949, Euba Logistic continually developed to become a paper logistics specialist. About 10 years ago, the company, together with its 135 employees, moved to Angermünde in Brandenburg. From here, Euba Logistic operates 108 trucks, which all consist of a combination of Volvo tractor units and Schmitz Cargobull trailers. “At the present time, our trucks are mainly operated on German roads. To our core competency, the transport of paper, must be added the transport of steel, timber and beverages. We can transport all this freight with the S.CS PAPER trailers,” explains Garkisch. The company’s personnel includes specially trained drivers. Before being allowed to drive trucks carrying the sensitive freight, they receive intensive instruction. “For at least two weeks we prepare our drivers for the work tasks, before they begin their everyday work unaided,” explains Garkisch. In addition, the company trains professional truck drivers. This means that specialists with professional vehicles bring the delicate paper safely to the customer. jh S.CS PAPER: The Euba haulage company has specialised in paper transport and relies on a fleet of Schmitz Cargobull vehicles for its business. The S.KO box semi-trailers with the FERROPLAST® box body are reliable and versatile assets for the safe transport of difficult freight. Continuity and change The JC Mermet Group was founded as a family business in 1860 in Sallanches near Cluses and now generates a turnover of €13 million. With its 115 employees, it operates as a transport provider, among other activities, for the turned parts industry in the Arve valley in France. Other mainstays are a reliable distribution network in the greater Paris area as well as 10,000 m2 of warehouse space, which is to be further extended in the future. JC Mermet is an active member of the FLO and LOTREX logistics networks and has a customs license. Specially trained employees complete all the necessary formalities for customers. Gérard Amiel, who, together with Cécile Janique, took over the business in May 2016, relies completely on Schmitz Cargobull for renewal of the curtainsider trailer parc. Previously Schmitz Cargobull had distinguished itself from the competition by offering the best conditions. These included not only the quality of the new trailers but also the financing plan as well as the trade-in offer for old assets. The first order consisted of 14 S.CS curtainsider semi-trailers, eight of them equipped with a tail lift, and seven S.KO box semi-trailers with FERROPLAST® panels with a double-decker design. With these trailers, JC Mermet wants to further increase its flexibility in the future. This year an additional 24 S.CS curtainsider semi-trailers, six of them equipped with a tail lift, will be delivered to the French carrier. Telematics system in the test phase On the one hand, the change in the JC Mermet management underlines the continuity in the relationship with the customer – in as much as the new management can count on a loyal and dedicated workforce – but on the other hand it is a sign of change, such as that resulting from investments in new equipment. It is precisely here that JC Mermet has found, with Schmitz Cargobull, a reliable partner that will further strengthen the company’s positive quality image and help open up new markets. In addition, the company is currently testing the Schmitz Cargobull telematics system, in order to compare it with other, already existing systems. Here JC Mermet benefits from Schmitz Cargobull’s ‘Everything from a single source’ offer. jv Curtainsider semi-trailer: The Sallanches based JC Mermet Group invests in the future. With the purchase of new trailers, the company’s new management demonstrates its capacity for change. Successfully continuing the partnership (from left) Gerard Amiel and Cécile Janique, both Managing Directors of JC Mermet, and François Albrespy, Sales Representative at Schmitz Cargobull.
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