The heart of a car is its engine. The quality of its motor components directly affects the vehicle’s technical characteristics, operational reliability, and service life. Fuel combustion translates into the rotation of the engine crankshaft via the movement of pistons inside the cylinder block. Extreme thermal and mechanical loads gradually wear out the rubbing surfaces of the cylinder-piston group. To increase the durability of these surfaces, cylinder liners made of special alloyed cast iron are installed inside the cylinder block. These liners are highly resistant to wear and can be easily replaced when necessary to keep an engine running properly.
Motordetal-Konotop LLC specializes in the production of cylinder liners for internal combustion engines used in both cars and stationary machines. The company’s Ukrainian plant remains the only mass supplier of cylinder liners in Eastern Europe for leading global auto manufacturers. Since 2019, the company has chosen AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group as its logistics partner for regular deliveries of its liners.
“For 3 years, the company’s priority shipment routes have been between Ukraine and Germany and Ukraine and Italy. Initially, we helped them with 13 shipments in 2019. By 2020, the volume grew to 69 shipments. Now they are adding new delivery destinations to the map: Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Türkiye. Our team fulfills orders both with FTL full-load vehicles and LTL groupage transportation”, shares dedicated project coordinator Larisa Mevkh.
Providing high-quality services is a central goal for AsstrA. Clients trust the proven logistics provider’s expert assessments and internationally certified standards. AsstrA’s OHSAS 180001 and ISO 14001 certifications played a key role in Motordetal-Konotop’s decision to work with AsstrA.
“The 78-year old plant never stops evolving. The company is constantly renewing its equipment and introducing modern technologies. All aspects of production processing, including research and repair, are handled right there at the plant. The quality bar is set high at every stage, from laboratory tests to delivery of parts at the manufacturing facility. Therefore, the AsstrA team strictly adheres to the necessary service quality standards this supply chain requires,” concludes Larisa Mevkh.