Partnering opportunity

Knowledge, expertise and facilities in transport and logistics offered as an end-user of technologies in related projects

Summary

A Spanish company leader in high-volume freight transport and renowned for its service quality and expertise in the pursuit of solutions for customers’ logistics problems, is willing to participate in R&D projects as an end-user, testing systems and technologies in development within its facilities for transport and logistics. They would like to establish a research cooperation agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.

Partner sought

- Type of partner sought: companies, universities or research centres involved and/or interested in the transport and logistics sector - Role of the partner sought: provider of technologies to be further developed and tested in the company facilities - Type of cooperation sought: Research and development projects or technical cooperation agreement becoming the end-user or the tester of solutions and systems in development

Description

A Spanish company founded by a family more than 50 years ago has evolved from carrying just empty metal containers up to being today one of the leading companies in high-volume freight in Spain. They constantly quest for finding and implement the best innovations that allow offering their clients the best quality service at minimum costs. They incorporate daily new products and services for their customer base. The company acts in both fields, transport and logistics, having the service quality and the respect for the environment as standout elements. Regarding the former, they regularly work import and export transport routes in EU countries and elsewhere, adhering strictly to their customers’ instructions and adapting to the transport demands on timetables, delivery points, seasonality and any other request. Their vehicles have a higher load capacity, therefore, transport costs can be divided among more units and fewer trucks need to be hired, increasing the transport efficiency. The drivers and vehicles are communicated with different technologies, such as mobile, GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), GPS/GLONASS (Global Positioning System/Global Navigation Satellite System). It lets the company know at any moment where their vehicles are and be kept informed about the operational processes and its deviations. Therefore, customers and providers have available a collaborative web and APPs to interact. Consuming and/or providing on time and online information of the main mail stones, every participant throughout the Supply Chain stays updated and integrated. In regard to the logistics solutions, thanks to their wide expertise in dealing with technical issues, managing human resources and working with information flows, they manage efficiently all of the processes that are a part of the supply chain, always aiming at creating a measurable added value and committed to helping their customers to reduce their costs and increase their productivity. They offer the following services: business process operation (BPO) in-plant management of resources (equipment and staff); supply and removal services for production lines; packaging and labelling at the end of the production line; storage management of raw materials and components (in-plant); co-packing; kitting; preassembling. They are interested in participating in research and development projects or in a technical cooperation agreement as an end-user or tester of those solutions and systems in development that could be advantageous for their clients and that could contribute to the company’s standout elements, quality and environment. They can implement in their facilities, in their equipments and in their vehicles, the solutions to be tested, providing the project partners with the required data to improve the project results until reaching the optimal solution.

Advantages and innovations

• Expert and professional team • High specialization in large volume cargo • Close support in short- and long-term collaborations • Complete and exclusive dedication with load regularity over time • Route optimization to minimize empty mileage, already using advanced technologies for the routes monitorization • Advanced systems to manage and control the payments

Development stage

Already on the market

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

Secret Know-how


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