We didn’t really want to move into the trailer service business, but we need to keep the wheels turning at all times – and this is the best way to ensure a minimum of downtime while controlling costs and quality, so we’re going full speed ahead,
Flemming Steiness, Equipment Deputy Manager says.
The first DSV trailer workshop opened in March, in The Netherlands, followed by a second in April, in Finland, and now a third in June, in Denmark. All three workshops offer a full range of repair and maintenance services to our internal trailer fleet, while the workshops in Denmark and The Netherlands are also open to trailers operated by other freight forwarders and hauliers.
|DSV Repair Centre Finland
(Open for business)
|DSV Repair Centre Denmark
(Opens for business 15 June)
|DSV Continental Repair Centre
4207 HC Gorinchem
(Open for business)
Helping to ensure the Mercedes A-class production in Finland
The DSV workshop in Uusikaupunki in Finland plays a very important part in ensuring the non-stop supply of spare parts to the production of the Mercedes A-class.
700 mega trailers are constantly involved in the supply to the Valmet factory in Uusikaupunki where the A-class is made. Here, two full time mechanics operating three lanes make sure that the trailers are maintained and repaired to the highest standard.
Drive by any time from 7 am to 7 pm (except Sunday)
The workshops in Denmark and The Netherlands are bigger with more lanes (7 and 4 respectively) and more staff (12 mechanics and 6 mechanics respectively). For this reason, they are also able to offer services to external customers. A total of 1,500 MOT’s and repairs are expected to be completed annually in both workshops – in great time and at a highly competitive rate.
Both workshops offer full-service repairs and preventive maintenance on all types of trailers, including tyre change, brake test, electrical repairs and MOT inspections. Spare parts for KRONE and Schmitz are in stock.
We have equipped the new workshops with state-of-the-art management systems. Our mechanics can view work orders, information on the trailers and other information from a single screen, and the mechanics will scan the time spent on a repair directly into our workshop management system. No paper, no time wasted,Flemming Steiness explains.
Quick service and spare parts in stock
As it turns out, doing trailer repairs and maintenance in-house has a lot of benefits: It is cost-effective and will keep trailer downtime at a minimum. In addition, it will secure DSV’s future need for workshop capacity in Europe.
More benefits include full inventory control with an automated, user-friendly approach to inventory management. Furthermore, all spare parts will have barcodes and be scanned by the mechanics to each single repair order by using mobile scanners. This gives DSV real time knowledge of the parts used and accurate data for automatic reordering of parts.
The teams at the new DSV Repair Centres are looking forward to welcoming internal and external customers, providing fast and reliable trailer service from 7 am to 7 pm every day – except Sunday.
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