Van Eck presented its sustainable product range at transport logistic 2021

Expert trailer manufacturer Van Eck participated in transport logistic 2021 with its online company session named “Discover Van Eck Product Range to meet your CO2 emission targets”.

During the session followed by participants from 25 countries, Van Eck Head of R&D Mr. Ton Bertens in coversation with Mr. Jörg Montag, presented Van Eck product range such as LHV and Twindeck vehicles to enable transport and logistics companies to meet their CO2 targets starting today, as well as presented Van Eck’s contribution to the Aeroflex Project.

Last but not least, Van Eck proudly launched TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and CO2 saving calculation tool during the presentation, developed with the globally active management consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners.

Van Eck offers the most efficient vehicles to meet your CO2 targets immediately

During the presentation, Mr. Ton Bertens shared detailed information about Van Eck vehicles’ contribution to CO2 reduction targets, advanced features of Eckstreme Twindeck and Longer Heavier vehicles and Van Eck’s contribution to the European-backed Aeroflex project in addition to the launch of brand-new TCO and CO2 saving calculation tool.

“Our vehicles are built with exceptional quality and high functionality in every detail and are environmentally-friendly and efficient to support you while achieving your CO2 targets. These technologies are available right now and especially with Twindeck particular transport companies have been using them successfully for years. With our new TCO and CO2 savings calculator we would like to demonstrate to the general public how Twindeck saves on costs as well as carbon emissions.

Van Eck Twindeck vehicles are setting standards in the industry by allowing two decks with 1.830 mm loading height each thus achieving a 60 percent higher loading capacity. The very first USP is 1.830 mm in order to better explain 60% loading capacity, which reduces lateral air resistance and thus contributes to lower fuel consumption. This factor in combination with the 60 percent higher loading capacity, flows into the balance of the 40 percent lower CO2 emissions. On the other hand, in longer and heavier vehicle segment we focus on maximizing the load factor while providing smart loading and unloading systems to eliminate operational lags and inefficiencies.
As the specialist for transport solutions with low TCO, we will continue to do our part to meet the sector’s CO2 targets.” stated Mr. Bertens.

You can calcute your own TCO and Co2 savings with easy online tool

Van Eck uses expert tools to calculate TCO advantages with exact operations data from its customers to design and manufacture the Twindecks that best fit their needs. These calculations happen when a customer makes a formal inquirty for Twindecks. However, to raise awareness on how Twindeck benefits the savings and the environment Eckstremely, Van Eck has launched a basic verison of the expert tool on its website for everyone to do a preliminary calculation. The basic TCO and CO2 calculator has been developed with the leading strategy and marketing consultants Simon-Kucher & Partners.

With the newly established TCO and CO2 calculator available on vanecktrailers.com website, it is possible to calculate the total vehicle costs and the reduction of CO2 emissions of Van Eck Eckstreme Twindecks easily.

When it comes to maximum loading volume for a 13.6 m trailer, the double-deck trailer cannot be beaten. Thanks to the independent wheel suspension, the special design enables an extremely low floor, a correspondingly high loading space, a second loading floor and additional space between the wheels. Ton Bertens, Head of R&D at Van Eck relies on these system advantages: “By improving the loading efficiency and other innovations, the load factor of a trailer can be increased by up to 60 percent on two levels than a standard trailer with space for 33 pallets, resulting in a linear reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Our twindeck trailer is a good example of our approach: it can hold up to 54 euro pallets, resulting in a 40 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.”

Often double-deckers are also used to transport roll containers. Depending on the design, which can be different for different shippers, there is space for up to 89 roll cages in a double-decker. These system advantages come into play with light, non-stackable loads such as packages.

The rule of thumb, according to which two double-decker tractor-trailer combinations replace three tractor-trailer combinations with a standard box trailer, shows the great savings potential: There is no need for a driver and a tractor unit, the required traffic area is a third less, and the CO2 emissions are reduced by around 40 percent.

Initial investment differences are set off by Twindeck’s volume advantages and the savings accumulate on how trailers are used. In order to facilitate the complex calculation of the investment in a double decker compared to a standard box trailer, Van Eck had the Van Eck TCO and CO2 savings calculator developed with the globally active management consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, the leading company in strategy and marketing consultancy. The Van Eck TCO and CO2 saving calculator takes into account all the costs of the capital goods as part of a business total cost calculation.

The Van Eck TCO and CO2 saving calculator takes several parameters such as purchase price of the trailer, interest rate, term in years, fuel price, driver wages (per 100,000 km) and the number of Van Eck twindecks into account when comparing a conventional box trailer and a Van Eck twindeck trailer.

The calculator uses this framework data to calculate the savings against the additional costs. As a result, the higher acquisition costs and the higher maintenance costs of the Eckstreme twindeck are offset by numerous savings potentials including a third fewer tractor units (two instead of three) to buy and maintain, a third fewer drivers (two instead of three), around a third less fuel consumption, lower toll costs, lower insurance costs, lower tire costs and less depreciation.

The concept can demonstrate its strengths above all in full load transport and shuttle transport, and when delivering to supermarkets, the number of stations per tour can be increased significantly. If the framework conditions are right, the investment in a Eckstreme twindeck trailer can pay for itself in just one year. According to calculations by Simon-Kucher &Partners, the twindeck trailer pays for itself in 1 year and also saves 55.935 kg of CO2 equivalent of 2.578 trees. While total savings continue to rise exponentially, 1 twindeck alone over 5 years with an annual average mileage of 150,000 km with the savings goes up to 344.274 € with 229.675 kg of CO2 and 12.888 trees.

To experience the advantages of Van Eck Twindecks, you may visit here: https://www.vanecktrailers.com/en/tco-calculator/.

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