Krone may call itself “Best Logistics Brand” in the category “Trailers and bodies”. The company was awarded this title following a major survey of the industry: The award of the trade magazine “Logistik Heute” was launched at the end of 2019 together with the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL), in which a total of 26,567 votes were cast. More than 250 brands were up for voting in twelve categories. The categories cover large areas of logistics such as “Vans and delivery vans”, “Trailers and bodies” or “Contract logistics services”. They had been nominated by an independent committee under the direction of Professor Christian Kille, logistics expert and scientist at the Würzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences. Dr. Frank Albers, Managing Director for Marketing and Sales, accepted the award, which arrived in Werlte by mail, on behalf of the entire Krone team. “We are very pleased about the award,” he said. “Particularly in the difficult overall situation, being voted the best trailer and body brand is an important confirmation that we have obviously taken the right path with our strategy of positioning ourselves as a service provider for everything to do with vehicles”.
Since February, a new, well thought-out delivery facility in Werlte has made it possible to collect the vehicles from the company’s headquarters in an even more convenient manner. Thanks to digital control, everything runs more intuitively and faster; all information is available in numerous languages. Drivers can use WLAN free of charge throughout the entire premises and free drinks and magazines are available. The modern sanitary facilities are freely available around the clock.
SUBSIDIARY IN SWEDEN
Krone has integrated Krone Center Sverige AB in Malmö in southern Sweden into its own subsidiary in Sweden. The current managing director Johan Carlstedt will be supported by Jan Knudsen, who will continue to be CEO of the Scan-Balt Group.
KRONE SUPPORTS #LOGISTIKHILFT
Krone is one of the first supporters and donors of the new initiative #Logistikhilft, which is aimed at people who are active in transport and logistics. “Since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, it has become abundantly clear that the basic supply to the population cannot function without agriculture and transport”, says Dr. Frank Albers, Krone Managing Director for Marketing and Sales. “Now every consumer also understands how systemically relevant the logistics industry and the transport of goods are.” As a first action #Logistikhilft has installed toilet facilities in Großbeeren (Brandenburg) and at the BAB A 8 in the Stuttgart area. During the pandemic, many truck drivers are
particularly dependent on uninterrupted access to sanitary facilities. #Logistikhilft is a joint initiative in which, among others, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and the DocStop association are involved. Krone also cooperates with DocStop, for example, to distribute disinfectants in spray bottles to drivers at rest areas.