For over 20 years, AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG specialists have been developing optimal transport schemes for companies from various industries. Over the last few years, AsstrA has given the automotive industry a great deal of attention which, at the beginning of this year, led to the launch of the AsstrA Automotive Logistics Division.
In recent years, the market for automotive, construction, and agricultural machinery has been growing dynamically. The demand for transport and logistics serving supporting this market has been growing accordingly. Keeping with AsstrA specialists’ emphasis on meeting individual client’s needs, AsstrA has launched the AsstrA Automotive Logistics Division to better serve companies in this industry.
Activity from customers in the automotive industry is steadily increasing. In 2017, AsstrA completed 3,677 car shipments. This amount exceeds results from 2016 by 37%. Division Head Nikolaj Krokun says: ”In recent years, not only has the volume of car production increased, but also the volume of import, export, and distribution. For this reason, we decided to launch a division dedicated to this customer group. It will allow us to match specific solutions to the individual customer’s needs even more precisely.” The automotive industry involves a broad range of different products. In 2017, AsstrA shipped tires, car components, passenger cars, tractors, motorcycles, bicycles, trailers, and a wide variety of automotive parts.
Modes of transport for the automotive industry are chosen in regard to cargo specifications. The most frequently encountered surface transport orders are for cars shipped via trailers. When transporting tires, trucks are equipped with holders which protect the load against deformation. Passenger cars as well as construction and agricultural machinery are transported in suitably adjusted containers by sea, whereas small components of replacement parts are transported by air. If necessary, AsstrA specialists also develop multimodal transport solutions.
Goods exceeding the permissible dimensions or weight limits must meet special requirements. When transporting oversized cargo, the company pre-arranges specific routes with state authorities, organizes a transport escort, and seeks to prevent various potential organizational and technical complications.
Automotive products often fall into to the category of valuable goods. AsstrA, with a view to its clients’ safety, has liability insurance policy for EUR 3,000,000 with Zürich Versicherungs-Gesellschaft, a leading global insurer with more than 150 years on the market.
All AsstrA customers receive high quality services from fully trained specialists. Thanks to extensive experience and wide geographical coverage, AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG stands out among competitors and maintains long-term cooperation with major brands.