Hamburg/Moscow – 22 March 2012 – HOYER continues to boost its investment in the Russian market. This year the logistics expert headquartered in Hamburg will be setting up a new road transport fleet in Russia. This will primarily transport tank containers between St. Petersburg port and chemical industry centres inland. HOYER is presenting the first five factory-fresh vehicles in Moscow at “TransRussia, Stand A 413, Pavillon 2.1”, the leading Eastern European transport and logistics fair, between 24 and 27 April.
It is precisely in Russia, too, that HOYER has been able to chalk up disproportionately robust growth in recent years. The newest location in the HOYER network there is St. Petersburg. “The port, which is the largest transport hub for sea transport, inland shipping and rail, is an ideal base for our new truck fleet,” explains Axel Brewe, head of Russian and Eastern European development at HOYER. The company’s own branch in the Baltic Sea city is a recent addition. “This will allow us to offer clients there our usual globally high standards in future,” Brewe continues.
HOYER is banking on deploying its own vehicle fleet so that it can offer clients the best possible security standards for road transportation of dangerous goods: “This way we can be sure of guaranteeing that the vehicles are in optimal condition. We will also be investing in upgrading drivers’ skills, so will not only be able to offer forwarders security but reliability too.”
The company is investing a five-figure sum in the first five vehicles. These are tractor-trailers, which will be slightly modified to meet the harder conditions typical of the Russian market. This includes installing larger capacity diesel tanks to cope with longer distances and more powerful independent vehicle heaters with engine pre-heating. Brewe: “They fulfil the same high standards to be found in trucks used for our west European chemical transport business.” The fleet is planned to grow to ten to fifteen units by the end of the year. They will be joined by several company-owned container and tipping chassis.
HOYER has been present in Central and Eastern Europe for more than a century. In addition to the St. Petersburg branch mentioned here, there are offices in Moscow and Odessa, as well as a further branch in Klaipeda.
About the HOYER Group:
HOYER is a traditional, independent family enterprise dating back to 1946 and has become one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, offering comprehensive expertise in complex services and maintaining characteristically close relations with its customers. In European and worldwide bulk logistics, comprehensive solutions are developed and implemented, especially for the chemical, petroleum, food and gas industries. 5,300 employees in over 80 countries help its customers to become even more successful in their respective markets, with the aid of sophisticated logistics solutions. HOYER operates more than 2,500 trucks, 3,100 trailers, 20,000 IBCs, 26,000 tank containers and numerous logistics sites with depots, washing facilities and workshops.