Hamburg, 21 July 2014 – Hamburg based logistics provider HOYER has just introduced a tank container specially built to help train its staff. The three-compartment swap body tank is 7.15 metres long and will be used at training courses, presentations and trade fairs.
HOYER has specially constructed this training container to demonstrate the technology built into a modern tank. The container is used as a centrepiece in practical on-the-job training programmes, which complement the theoretical training received by the employees in the classroom. The training container is also being made available to customers and public bodies such as the police, fire brigade and inspection institutes at information days.
HOYER was supported throughout the development phase by Lindenau Full Tank Services (LFTS) and cotac in particular. The training container took some five months to build at a cost of €50,000. Currently based at HOYER’s Dormagen location, the container will later go to the Rotterdam subsidiary.
The tank container is comprehensively equipped to enable realistic simulation of routine activities such as loading, unloading and cleaning. “The possibility to demonstrate and practice the operation of valves, making hose connections, and use of other important and complicated equipment features all contribute to a better understanding of how to correctly and safely operate the tank,” says Ulrich Graupe, Head of Equipment Management at HOYER. “There is hardly any other training container that can boast this complexity.”
The development of the training container is another significant investment in the technical know-how of HOYER’s own staff, helping to ensure that they have the necessary practical skills as well as the theoretical knowledge to perform at the highest level.
About the HOYER Group:
HOYER is an independent family enterprise dating back to 1946 which has become one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics solutions to the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. More than 5,000 employees in over 80 countries across the globe help its customers to become even more successful in their respective markets, with the aid of bespoke and sophisticated logistics solutions. HOYER operates 33,000 tank containers, 2,200 trucks, 2,900 road tankers, 22,700 IBCs, and numerous logistics facilities, transport depots, tank cleaning stations and specialist tank workshops.
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