The trans-o-flex Logistics Group is planning to adjust its freight rates next year by 5.5 %. “The main reason for this decision is the significant increase in personnel costs, which will also continue in the future. If we want to retain and attract good personnel, we have to invest more than before", said Wolfgang P. Albeck, CEO of trans-o-flex. "However, there are many other cost drivers, not least the constantly increasing requirements made by the state as well as customers and recipients.”

As examples of the higher requirements, Albeck referred to the “noticeably higher need for investments and rising operating costs”, for example due to new fleet technologies. “In order to avoid driving bans in the future and to be able to continue our work, we must invest in vehicles that will be significantly more expensive but less efficient than the diesel vehicles that we are using today.” According to Albeck, this all is aggravated by the continuously increasing demands on IT and data protection. “Maximum transparency and constantly available real-time information about the shipments, their location and temperature are a decisive plus but this logistics intelligence has its price.” It is a “popular fallacy” that IT investments automatically pay for themselves through lower operating costs. “The logistics industry is way beyond this stadium. Above all, today’s IT investments increase the quality of existing services or make new services possible. However, they do not enable the service providers to compensate for increases in the transport costs themselves.”

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Über die trans-o-flex Express GmbH

The trans-o-flex Group’s core competence focuses on the provision of logistic solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer electronics industries as well on the transportation of other high-quality, sensitive goods. For the transportation of pharmaceutical products, trans-o-flex has built a nationwide network that includes active temperature control and full documentation. To this end, the company, in its Pharma Logistics business area, has installed transport systems that are suitable for the transportation of pharmaceutical products in the temperature ranges of between 15 and 25 °C and between 2 and 8 °C in compliance with the EU directives for the transportation of pharmaceutical products. In its Technology Logistics business area, trans-o-flex organises transports for customers from other industries, mainly consumer electronics. These customers also benefit from the high standards with respect to safety, hygiene, reliability and transparency which trans-o-flex has established for the pharmaceutical industry. In its Contract Logistics business area, trans-o-flex bundles services from storage and picking & packing up to individual value-added services. At an international level, trans-o-flex focuses on the implementation of logistic concepts via the networks EUROTEMP (temperature-controlled logistics) and EURODIS (in 36 European countries). Both nationally and internationally, trans-o-flex, in contrast to 100-% parcel services or forwarding agencies, delivers both goods in parcels and on pallets and also offers special services, such as the transportation of hazardous goods (without being limited to small quantities), express and time-window deliveries, shipment consolidation as well as direct deliveries. Thus, the company covers the entire logistic chain from procurement and warehousing to distribution and fulfilment. In 2017, annual sales of the trans-o-flex Group, which has a workforce of approximately 2,060 employees, amounted to ca. € 459 million. For more information, go to www.trans-o-flex.com.

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trans-o-flex Express GmbH
Hertzstraße 10
69469 Weinheim
Telefon: +49 (6201) 988-0
Telefax: +49 (6201) 988-980
http://www.trans-o-flex.com

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