Daimler AG has honoured the performance of its logistics partners for complete vehicles and has bestowed the European Carrier Award 2013 on the best companies.

European Carrier Awards 2013: Daimler ehrt beste Logistikpartner für Fertigfahrzeuge

The prizes were handed over yesterday by Heiko Gaiser, Head of Global Transport Logistics, and Egon Christ, Head of Global Transport Logistics for Complete Vehicles, as part of European Carrier Day, which this year was held at the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant in Hungary.

According to Heiko Gaiser: “As we announced last year, our model initiative is in full swing and it also comes with special challenges for our logistics specialists. With the European Carrier Award we are not only honouring the best – we are delighted that the overall perfor­mance of our transport service providers is improving continuously. But there are also matters on which we must work together.

Where stock reduction is concerned, for example, vehicle distribution is hugely important. Concepts which reduce capital tied up in the supply chain are more in demand than ever before. And when crea­ting such concepts we count on an active contribution from the transport service providers. But I am sure that we will also work well together on matters such as these.” As was the case last year, Akkermann Transporte GmbH from Moormerland, Germany, was chosen as the best carrier in the field of complete passenger car vehicle transport. The company impressed with the best overall key performance, which has considerably enhanced since last year. Akkermann Transporte also proved to be particularly customer-oriented and it impressed with its highly trained employees.

The award for the best transport partner in the field of trucks went to Galliker Transport AG from Altishofen, Switzerland. Alongside the best overall performance and an equally strong improvement over the previous year, the particularly impressive factors were the good innovation profile plus the excellent environmental acceptability. Last year the company had highly complex tasks to solve in terms of the transport of commercial vehicles.

The best performance across all sectors in the past year was achie­ved by ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd from Cumbria, England. Overall the company displayed high quality in all the evaluated fields and this year became the recipient of the special award for “Best overall performance”.

Source: Daimler AG