BAS Group expands with Kässbohrer

02 December 2020

BAS Logistics, based in Etten-Leur, has expanded its trailer fleet with seventeen Kässbohrer trailers. 15 of the new trailers are used in international huckepack traffic and the other 3 are used in distribution work at subsidiary Hereijgers.

Since the appointment of Lorenzo Bas as CEO at the BAS Group, the vision and strategy for distribution has focused more on collaboration with chains and participation in networks. This is an important cause of the success and growth of the past few years ”, says Ton van de Donk, General Manager Operations at the company. “BAS Logistics has been strong for years in transport to countries such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France. By acquiring Hereijgers in 2007, the BAS Group also has access to a very strong distribution network in the Benelux. In order to handle the goods flow properly, a new building was moved into in 2014 where all warehousing and cross-dock activities were housed. But the growth was such that the capacity of the building had to be expanded considerably in 2018. Due to the newly realized size of the company and the many contacts that this resulted in, BAS Logistics came into the picture with many new customers, for whom this company was the perfect logistics service provider, ”says Van de Donk.

Combined transport

The demand for combined transport is on the rise at BAS Logistics. “We see that we can already put about a hundred trailers on the train every week. Our customers are well aware that not all freight has to be delivered super fast to its final destination. In that case, we recommend using the train in the context of CSR (sustainability / CO2 reduction), especially if it concerns a destination in Italy. ” Van de Donk says that a clear argument emerged here when purchasing the Kässbohrer trailers. “Trailers that are put on the train, especially when they are loaded, have to deal with great forces on the chassis. We soon found out that Kässbohrer is the brand that best took this into account. This is clearly visible in the weighted floor. Kässbohrer's competitors could not supply these. Secondly, the floor was built in a kind of tub model, so that the forces during transferring the road onto the track are better processed. ” Van de Donk says that Kässbohrer offers a trailer that fits within BAS Logistics's as much standardized fleet as possible. “Based on this standardization, Kässbohrer offers the variants that we exactly need. That is why we chose Kässbohrer. ”

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