European Carrier Awards 2013: Daimler honours best logistics partners for complete vehicles

European Carrier Awards 2013: Daimler honours best logistics partners for complete vehicles
November 2013
  • Akkermann Transporte is best passenger car logistics supplier of 2013
  • Award winner in Trucks category: Galliker Transport AG
  • Impressive as the best overall supplier: ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd
Daimler AG has honoured the performance of its logistics partners for complete vehicles and has bestowed the European Carrier Award 2013 on the best companies. The prizes were handed over yesterday by Heiko Gaiser, Head of Global Transport Logistics, and Egon Christ, Head of Global Transport Logistics for Complete Vehicles, as part of European Carrier Day, which this year was held at the Mercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant in Hungary.
According to Heiko Gaiser: "As we announced last year, our model initiative is in full swing and it also comes with special challenges for our logistics specialists. With the European Carrier Award we are not only honouring the best – we are delighted that the overall perfor­mance of our transport service providers is improving continuously. But there are also matters on which we must work together. Where stock reduction is concerned, for example, vehicle distribution is hugely important. Concepts which reduce capital tied up in the supply chain are more in demand than ever before. And when crea­ting such concepts we count on an active contribution from the transport service providers. But I am sure that we will also work well together on matters such as these." As was the case last year, Akkermann Transporte GmbH from Moormerland, Germany, was chosen as the best carrier in the field of complete passenger car vehicle transport. The company impressed with the best overall key performance, which has considerably enhanced since last year. Akkermann Transporte also proved to be particularly customer-oriented and it impressed with its highly trained employees.
The award for the best transport partner in the field of trucks went to Galliker Transport AG from Altishofen, Switzerland. Alongside the best overall performance and an equally strong improvement over the previous year, the particularly impressive factors were the good innovation profile plus the excellent environmental acceptability. Last year the company had highly complex tasks to solve in terms of the transport of commercial vehicles.
The best performance across all sectors in the past year was achie­ved by ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd from Cumbria, England. Overall the company displayed high quality in all the evaluated fields and this year became the recipient of the special award for "Best overall performance".
About the European Carrier Award
In 2013 the European Passenger Car Carrier Award was presented for the 14th time, while the European Truck Carrier Award was given for the tenth time. The basis for evaluating the logistics service pro­viders is the standardised auditing procedure for passenger cars and commercial vehicles which was established in 2004. Throughout an entire year all the vehicle transport operations are continuously moni­tored and assessed with regard to transport damage, transport times, the quality of vehicle shipping plus the general condition of the equipment used.
About the European Carrier Day
The Daimler European Carrier Day is the central forum where the 100 or so complete vehicle transport firms working for Daimler AG talk to each other as well as to renowned experts and company representatives. The focus is on dialogue on current topics, trends and future challenges within the sector in future cooperation with Daimler AG.

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    Heiko Gaiser (r.), Head of Global Transport Logistics at Daimler AG, and Egon Christ (l.), Head of Global Transport Logistics for Complete Vehicles at Daimler AG with the laureates of this years’ European Carrier Awards (l.t.r.): Ralf Galliker and Roger Rölli (Galliker Transport AG), Grant McDowell and Allen Stuart (ECM Vehicle Delivery Service Ltd.), Reinhard Akkermann and Klaus Akkermann (Akkermann Transporte GmbH).