Barendrecht, the Netherlands

Kloeckner Metals

As one of the largest metal distributors in the Netherlands, Kloeckner Metals ODS Nederland offers a wide range of operations, expert advice and streamlined logistics, in addition to a very extensive product range.

Background

As one of the largest metal distributors in the Netherlands, Kloeckner Metals ODS Nederland offers a wide range of operations, expert advice and streamlined logistics, in addition to a very extensive product range.

Every year the company processes several hundreds of thousands of tonnes, which are
delivered daily from three modern warehouses, in Barendrecht, Ridderkerk and Almelo, to
400 to 500 different addresses.

At the scale on which the company works, the logistics operations are complicated and
demanding.

The company works continuously, 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and must be able to rely on
the availability of the internal transport equipment.

How did Hyster Help?

  1. Replaced part of the internal transport fleet at Kloeckner Metals ODS Nederland with electric trucks
  2. Leased the trucks for a period of 84 months
  3. Provided service support contract through the trusted local Hyster® distribution partner Heffiq BV

Benefits

  • Hundhausen’s productivity has been optimised thanks to Hyster’s reliable and durable trucks, which have been reinforced to operate to maximum capacity within the specialist application and to withstand the heat from the melting ovens
  • Fleet standardisation was easily achieved thanks to Hyster’s extensive range of products serving all of Hundhausen’s needs
  • Operators and equipment are protected from sparks and flying debris, which can reach up to 1500°C, by the Hyster cab’s steel roof and heat resistant front screen. The trucks operate intensely for more than 6,900 hours per year in harsh conditions
  • Excellent ergonomics are incorporated into the Hyster Vista cab, featured on the new Big Trucks, offering all-round visibility and superior comfort for the operators for the duration of the shift
  • Easy maintenance, reduction in downtime and improved fleet management is achieved through the standardised Hyster fleet across the site
  • An operation management system, which allows only registered drivers to operate the truck ensures that drivers are accountable and responsible for the equipment that they are using
  • Downtime has been reduced through minimal tyre wear thanks to extended fenders, which protect the tyres from sparks and debris
  • On the Fortens, a smoother ride for the operator and less wear to the tyres and brakes during aggressive direction changes have been achieved thanks to Hyster’s DuraMatch Transmission system
  • This extremely intensive operation is able to run so smoothly, thanks in part to some of the specialist equipment fitted to the trucks, such as the air pressure compressor, Stabau integrated rotating apparatus with heat protection plates and protected tilt cylinders

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