By using LPG Teletruks Third Party Logistics specialist DHL Logistics Group gain
full utilisation at the Coventry UK national distribution centre railhead operated
for Danone – the world's largest supplier of bottled mineral water. These Teletruks
take less than an hour to off-load one wagon and DHL therefore complete an entire
train of almost 1000 pallets in 16 hours. Teletruks purely offload wagons. The extending
telescopic boom allows a Teletruk to stand on the platform and reach second-row
pallets at the back of the wagon .
The Coventry National Distribution Centre holds 38,000 pallets of Evian and Volvic
mineral water, Danone Group UK's leading two brands. The railhead takes shipments
directly by train from Danone's production centre in France, reducing road freight.
DHL's LPG powered TLT 30G 2-wheel drive Teletruks off-load shrink-wrapped cube pallets,
each weighing between 1 and 1.3 tonnes. The wagons used for this application have
two sets of double doors per wagon. Each double door covers two rows of six pallets.
DHL have been using Teletruks for the last eight years at a number of sites for
the combined benefit of compact footprint and forward reach.
Danone Group UK's leading two brands. The railhead takes shipments directly by train
from Danone's production centre in France, reducing road freight.