If only you could start over... Many people have certainly experienced the situation of wanting to do something differently in retrospect or regretting a decision. The American professor of sociology and gerontology at Cornell University, Dr Karl Pillemer, asked hundreds of older people as part of a
Dear readers, You are now in possession of a magazine with a new look, fresh ideas and a new title: “trailerforum” has evolved into “DENKFABRIK” – The Ideas Factory. This term has had an important meaning for us in the Krone Commercial Vehicle Group for quite some time.
Proven quality at a favourable price The new Krone Trusted spare parts brand enables timely repairs at a favourable price with the best quality – this has been well received in the market. “Both nationally and internationally, we are experiencing a very positive and great response,” says Ralf Faust,
Attention, hold-ups ahead! “The pandemic is unique, no one could have foreseen an event of such magnitude,” says Dr Steffen Wagner, Head of Transport & Leisure at KPMG AG. Even if you had tried to prepare for it: Since all sectors were really affected, there would have been no easy solution.
Steel is scarce – and twice as expensive Dr Heinz-Jürgen Büchner, Managing Director of IKB Deutsche Industriebank KG, explains how top prices for the material came about and what developments can still be expected.
The finite nature of our raw materials WHAT ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF OUR RESOURCES?This question is more complex than it seems at first glance. Many factors such as recycling possibilities, substitutability or the recycling rate have an influence on availability. But supply risks due to trade restrictions
Always open to new ideas A Mercedes-Benz E-Actros has been part of the fleet for almost two years. Rainer Schmitt, Managing Director since 2012 of the company founded by his grandfather Walter Schmitt in 1948, is very satisfied with the electric 25-tonne truck: “Super in terms of pure
Switch faster Four monitors at each operational workstation – and the phones ring every minute: “Are you driving to Stuttgart via the country road?”, an employee asks a driver on the phone. The heart of Spedition Hütter beats in the internal control tower. All roads lead back
The creative talent “We want our customers to be able to find out about the status of their consignment even more quickly and comprehensively. We have developed the Boll portal on the customer side to fulfil precisely this claim: A ticket system for complaints, a ramp tool for time slot
What still moves us forward More inspiration, tips and thoughts
"Hyperloop is the Transrapid 2.0" Elon Musk, founder of the electric car manufacturer Tesla, wants to move manned capsules in a tube called the “Hyperloop” at almost the speed of sound. When he called on students worldwide to support his vision in 2015, Walter Neu and Thomas Schüning, professors
"We can build on our innovative strength" Climate neutrality by 2050 – what can the automotive and commercial vehicle industries contribute? Bernard Krone met Hildegard Müller, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry, on a walk in Emsland to discuss this topic.
Sparkling precision Accurate, fast and precise, these industrial robots weld the batten pockets of a corner stanchion that is installed in the end wall of the Profi Liner 5: Within a few seconds, the materials are inseparably joined together. When the robots work here, it is evidence of
We help save lives When it was decided in the spring that Coronavirus tests would become compulsory in schools, it was clear: plenty of test kits would be needed! They had to be delivered on time, safely and at the right temperature – and also flexibly: “In North Rhine-Westphalia,
"Data competence is becoming increasingly important" Interview: Maximilian Birle, Head of Sales & Service Telematics and Digital Services at Krone, on the increasing importance of telematics applications for commercial vehicles and the challenges this poses for manufacturers and customers.
Updates for the anniversary 25 years of Cool Liner! The refrigerated trailer from Krone celebrates its birthday in 2021. In a quarter of a century it has steadily evolved from the riveted aluminium box to the current premium refrigerated semi-trailer. In this, its anniversary year, the product
The restless expert She finds logistics “incredibly exciting", says Dana von der Heide. And the 32-year-old from Berlin, together with Dr. Arne Jeroschewski, wants to make the industry a great deal more customer-friendly, digital and faster: The two have founded Parcel Perform, a
Our tradition of transformation Talking about tradition has become unfashionable. Anyone who starts with that immediately sounds backward-looking, saying something that has long been overstated. After all, we live in the age of innovation! Nothing inspires more than technological development, which