Smart and sustainable transport solution for heavy and bulky cargos sought
Austrian manufacturer of wood-based materials Fritz Egger GmbH is seeking smart and sustainable multimodal transport solution for heavy and bulky cargoes. The solution sought should be able to reduce variations in transport time and lead time to a minimum and enable simple planning of transport projects. In the framework of a regional innovation challenge selected start-ups should offer multimodal transport solutions.
As part of a regional innovation program, Austrian company Fritz Egger GmbH is looking for start-ups in Europe and beyond who offer smart and sustainable logistics solutions. The company is a manufacturer and full-service supplier for chipboard and melamine faced chipboards for furniture and interior design, structural timber construction and wood-based flooring (laminate, cork and design flooring). The family-run company, which was founded in 1961, has customers worldwide in the furniture industry, the wood and flooring distribution and DIY stores.
Currently the company uses different modes of transport (mainly truck and rail) for delivering their products to the customers. However, such use of different transport systems results in planning difficulties due to strong variations in transport time. Furthermore, voluminous and bulky goods need to be shipped to customers in Europe.
The company is looking for novel logistics solutions which guarantee a sustainable transport of goods. Possible solutions may range from integrated transport systems to other smart logistics solution. Envisaged cooperation type is a service agreement or a commercial agreement with technical assistance.
The EGGER Group, with its head office in St. Johann in Tirol, is one of the leading international wood-based materials manufacturers. Founded in 1961, the family-based company now has 19 production plants with approx. 9,900 worldwide employees. Global customers include those in the furniture industry, wood distribution, building markets and the DIY business. The group generated a consolidated turnover of around EUR 2.84 billion in the 2018 / 2019 business year.