In recent years, we have modernized our logistics sustainably and developed a new national distribution concept, which also includes six regional warehouses across the United Kingdom. It led to a significant reduction in the transport of deliveries.
Our GILBRAITH fleet with 78 motor vehicles and tractor units is now 1.8 million miles less than before the realization of the new concept. This means an annual reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of more than 1,000 tonnes.
We also implemented logistical optimization programs with industry. We use telematics to significantly reduce transport distances and thus CO2 emissions. Together with our largest supplier, we have implemented an innovative ordering process, which automatically adapts the order and delivery quantity to the truck capacities of the freight forwarders. By optimal calculation, e.g. of pallet stacking, 340 truckloads could be saved while the sales volume was growing at the same time, thus driving around 210,000 transport kilometers less.
This means a fuel saving of 80,000 liters or 226 tonnes less CO2 emissions per year.
Our truck fleet is technically state-of-the-art and is partly operated with bio diesel. In addition, there is an innovative hybrid truck, which is valued for its everyday suitability in regional traffic.
We are looking forward to welcome you on our blog today. This is our first blog post and we will regularly write about topics we know best: transport and logistics.
Our family-run company based in the UK has grown over the generations from a regional supplier for transport and logistics to an international company. We have mastered the changes in this sector and are still an independent company in 2017. We are proud of this because the changes caused by international trade forced many of our competitors to join larger groups or to close the business.
Transport and logistics are more important than ever before. International trade flows are not only the basis of the just-in-time production of the global industry. The Internet also allows private consumers to order goods from all over the world. Selling internationally has become easy as never before. Here we come into play with our tailor-made services for consumers and companies.
International trade has also brought many changes to the economy and society. At the same time it opened up new opportunities. Specialized business consultants in global trade provide a range of services that enable artisans, artists and small businesses to operate internationally. This is less a matter of the company size, but the support of tailor-made solutions in the field of transport and logistics.
In doing so, the traditional areas of logistics continue to play a strong role in our daily business. Goods must be transported without delay, sometimes punctually in very tight time windows. What would be a relocation without the logistics? People are now moving more frequently than ever before. Here, too, we are helpful when it comes to moving a private house or a company.
We are pleased to share our experiences, impressions and views from the world of transport and logistics. Please do comment on our blog posts and share them on social media. This is how your friends will also learn on how we constantly keep the flow of goods running in the background.