Wascosa has exhibited for the eighth time from May 09th to 12th, 2017 at the «transport logistic» fair in Munich - this year under the motto «Flexibility has a name». The Swiss company already started 10 years ago to develop and to offer flexible transport solutions.
This year, Wascosa presents the Wascosa flex freight system® for the transport of chemical products. This flexible solution developed together with BASF combines tank containers, rail and autonomous driving.
The tank container has approximately the same load capacity as a tank wagon but can be removed from the wagon. A carrier specially developed for this container makes it possible to expose the container to a driverless transport vehicle. As a result, the transport processes on the factory premises can be automated.
The tank containers can be stored in a container storage. Since the containers can be transported both on the rail and on the road, delivery times are shortened from the station to the loading points. This makes the rail car available for other transports.
The presentation of this innovative concept for the transport of chemical products attracted a lot of interest from the visitors.
«We have been talking about automatic driving for a very long time and we have also been active in this area for a long time. But it is only at transport logistic 2017 that we have the impression that the market and the technical possibilities are coming together now.»
Karel Smits, Manager VDL Automated Vehicle
«Wascosa and BASF show impressively how to create a vehicle concept with innovative power and passion that strengthens the competitiveness of the rail. We are very pleased that we were able to contribute to the success of this forward-looking project with our innovative, light brake disc»
Matthias Cordes, Sales Freight Cars Europe UIC Knorr-Bremse
«We especially liked the fact that many visitors interested in our concept were here. Our new logistic solution brings more flexibility and makes rail more competitive and innovative for companies. Working with Wascosa and the other partners is a lot of fun.»
Holger Schmiers, Project Manager BASF
Miriam Walter, Manager Rail & Sight Services BASF
«From my point of view, the show has been very interesting. The participation in the Wascosa booth is a great opportunity for us to present the joint cooperation.»
Elmar Fähndrich, Sales and Product Management Sternico
«It is a great pleasure to us to be present at transport logistic with these innovative and new tank containers. Our customers are very interested and want to know as much as possible about them.»
Walter Ulrich, Strategic Business Solutions Bertschi
«We are very satisfied so far. Compared to the last time, we had far more visitors and interesting conversations. This makes us very positive for the future. We are very pleased to be able to present this year innovative and trendsetting solutions to the visitors together with our co-exhibitors.»
Peter Balzer, CEO of Wascosa
About Wascosa AG
Headquartered in Lucerne, the family-run business WASCOSA was established in 1964 and is one of the pioneers in its sector. Its core business is the leasing and administration of freight wagons for rail transportation. WASCOSA purchases modern freight wagons tailored to meet the requirements of the freight industry. The fleet ranges from tank wagons for the chemical and mineral oil industry through to wagons for combined transport and the conveyance of bulk goods. 50 people are employed at the company base in Lucerne to service its Swiss and international customers.
Additional information for media professionals can be obtained from:
Gabriele Wagner, Marketing & Communication
Wascosa AG, Werftestrasse 4, 6005 Lucerne, Switzerland
Phone: +41 (41) 727 67 41