A logistics company specializing in bulk logistics, RL - TRANS has a history of over 60 years in the business, but does not stay put. Internationalization, networking and safety are core words, meaning that the company has accelerated growth at a continuing annual pace of 15–20%.
RL – TRANS is no newcomer to the logistics sector. The company was founded in 1955, and today it is one of the largest specialist bulk logistics companies in Scandinavia. “We offer customer-oriented, high-quality and competent logistics services Europe-wide,” explains Market Manager Andreas Lindedahl.
RL – TRANS is a family-owned company that currently has just over 150 employees working on the bulk transportation of dry products, liquid gas, and value-added logistics services. The company specializes in bulk logistics, but there is also an ever-increasing demand for value-added services, such as logistics outsourcing and planning. “We do not just handle transport from point A to point B, but we can also be deeply involved in the customer’s logistical processes.”
More and more international goods flows
Internationalization has for a long time been the company’s strategy. “We decided to go in for growth and international logistics, because we saw that the companies’ goods flows are becoming more and more international. In the early 2000s, we were a domestic transport company with ten units. Today, we operate with more than 200 units internationally. This says something about our growth rate, which has been 15-20% each year. It has continually called for a lot of investments, but is now bearing fruit.”
In fact, RL-TRANS today operates all across Europe. “International logistics requires us to also have a good logistical network of cooperation partners in Europe as well as an outstanding level of digitalization.”
Terminal in Kristiinankaupunki
The company has also built a terminal in Kristiinankaupunki. “Powdered raw materials in packaged form arrive in Finland from further and further away. We can store the products on behalf of the customer, transfer the packaged goods to bulk, and transport them to the customer with silo bulk vehicles. Here, the customer does not need their own storage for the products, or any storage equipment or personnel to handle the packaged products. In this way, unnecessary operations and handling costs are eliminated from the customer’s processes.”
No bulk solutions
And even if RL-TRANS transports bulk products, the logistical solutions are not done in bulk. “Our mission is to optimize our clients’ logistical processes and implement solutions based upon the customer’s premises and needs.”
Safety and environmental sustainability today’s words
The company also works constantly towards safety and environmental sustainability. “We continually train our drivers in ecodriving, behavior based safety, and we optimize routes in order to minimize our carbon footprint. When 200 units are moving around out there all the time, the puzzle pieces must fall into place each day.” MH
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