Taking responsibility for our environment
Sustainability is an essential foundation in our long-term business success. Here, we unite economic value creation with social and ecological responsibility. This triad corresponds to our understanding of what constitutes good and responsible corporate management. DIN ISO 14001 certification and environmental training are part of our standard.
Customers increasingly view environmental protection as an important issue, and there is growing demand for corresponding services. That’s why Logwin is also keeping its finger on the pulse of the times with e-cargo bikes, e-vans, and electrically powered 7.5-ton trucks, for example.
In the meantime, this has grown into what could be called a small e-fleet: Logwin uses three electric delivery vehicles in regular package delivery operations in downtown Vienna and to serve fashion retail customers. Recipients hear that the delivery has arrived only once the driver closes the door of their van. Until then, the electric vehicles zoom through the city without making any noise or emissions. And that makes a good impression on customers.
In the meantime, the underlying conditions and processes have been cleverly adapted to the requirements of electric vehicles – Logwin warehouse employees are also deployed as drivers, and while the batteries are charging directly next to the ramps, they can make good use of the time inside the warehouse. Feedback from employees has shown that they view the combination of these two different jobs as a motivating boost to their areas of responsibility.
Scheduling and route planning for the electric vans requires special expertise – after all, Logwin’s logistics center in Traiskirchen is located 30 km outside of Vienna. Thanks to the use of telematics and a range of around 120 kilometers, however, deliveries with electric transporters can be carried out without any limitations.
In September 2020, the Logwin warehouse in Traiskirchen, Austria, added a Mercedes Benz Vario converted to electric drive to its fleet, because delivery by EV on the last mile has been all the rage for some time. After extremely satisfactory tests with the first electric van, two complete tours from the warehouse to downtown Vienna and back have been carried out every day since then. Despite a distance of more than 30 kilometers between the warehouse location and downtown Vienna, those in charge of the Traiskirchen warehouse were already very satisfied with the EV in 2020 – the use of the electric van resulted in real savings during day-to-day operations, and soon the successor vehicle was also put through its paces. Today, further evaluations are being carried out on an ongoing basis to determine how well the financial and environmental aspects of e-mobility can be reconciled in tightly scheduled day-to-day logistics operations and how Logwin can make the fleet even more economical, attractive, and, of course, environmentally friendly.