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Hoyer brings IBCs to Poland
Originally published:  27/04/2012
Having recently announced that its intermediate bulk container (IBC) rental fleet has surpassed the 20,000-units mark, Germany's Hoyer reports that it has now further expanded the range of IBC services it offers in both Poland and France. As a result, it will now no longer simply rent units in these countries but instead provide what it describes as an "entire logistics package for these small-scale containers". These services will be managed locally by company offices in Katowice and Lyon, respectively.
"IBCs are still not that well known in Poland," says Karina Kaszyca, the company's new IBC area sales manager for Poland. "But these containers are in fact an ideal alternative, as an intermediate between a drum and a tanker – no matter whether you are transporting chemicals or food. In addition to rentals, we can perform the entire logistics involved and, as part of our fleet management service, we also take care of the operation of customer-owned IBCs. For our customers this means high-quality transport and at the same time tremendous cost effectiveness."
The portfolio of services offered by the company in both countries extends to cover all workshop operations, including legally required follow-up examinations and cleaning. In France, where IBCs are a well-established part of the industrial packaging mix, this latter activity can be done at the company's depot in Rouen, which boasts a modern, high-throughput washing facility. "Our full-service offer means that customers can lower their logistics overheads substantially," says Gilles Lemaitre, Hoyer's new Lyon-based area sales manager, asserting that "we combine high-quality transport with economy – all from a single source".
In other news, Frans Christian Tutuhatunewa has been appointed global procurement manager for Hoyer Global Transport in a move intended to more closely integrate Hoyer's deep-sea and chemicals logistics businesses. As such, he will be responsible for the strategic development of overseas chemical transports, primarily through the use of joint networks. Tutuhatunewa boasts extensive ocean freight experience having worked, among other things, as a controller and procurement manager for both P&O Nedlloyd and Maersk. "An integrated approach [to] our procurement with regard to transport activities should strengthen our purchasing position in the market and ultimately lead to cost advantages [for] our customers," he says.