After several dramatic months, in which the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic were strongly felt, the automotive industry is gradually beginning to recover. Hödlmayr Branch in Bascov, Hödlmayr Logistics Romania, is optimistic about this autumn. The swift reactions and, consequently, the necessary measures that have been adopted are the reasons why automotive experts estimate that, by the end of 2020, the market will stabilize at approx. 70 percent of the previous year’s volume. In order to transpose the slogan “Always one step ahead”, even in these difficult times, the railway connection has now been implemented directly at the branch compound.
„As employer, we were among the companies that accessed the financial assistance program for employee protection. We also implemented a work from home program for most employees and took all safety measures recommended by the authorities. Contact management with external visitors is also clearly regulated. Our priority is to ensure the best level of protection for all involved “, this is how Tamer Sen, General Manager of Hödlmayr Logistics Romania, summarizes the last few months and completes: „The first half of this year was severely affected by Covid-19, and the return of the market took place in a normally very volatile period, the summer period. If autumn does not bring other unforeseen events, we can start from the premise that the market will recover. “
Own railway connection in Bascov
Logistics solutions that, on the one hand, ensure an easy transfer and, on the other hand, meet the climate objectives, have always been the focus of attention for Hödlmayr. That is why the Hödlmayr Group is constantly investing in rail transport.
As specialist in multimodal vehicle logistics, Hödlmayr connects and optimizes the use of all means of transport. For a short time, Hödlmayr Logistics Romania has its own railway connection, directly at the compound – more than 1,500 vehicles can be loaded here weekly. In particular, the two nearby automotive factories benefit from the good geographical location of the railway link.
„We are convinced that, in the medium term, our site will become a true international hub, from where cars can be distributed to the west and to the east.“, said Tamer Sen.
Hödlmayr Logistics Romania
Hödlmayr Logistics Romania is the second automotive logistics company in Romania, currently counting over 200 employees. The fleet of vehicles is made up of over 100 special conveyors. The headquarters in Bascov includes a parking capacity for approx. 3.000 vehicles and provides – besides transport solutions, service and improvement and quality assurance. The turnover of the Hödlmayr branch rose in 2019 to 33 million Euros.
Hödlmayr International AG
Die Hödlmayr International AG is an international family business, based in Schwertberg (Austria), specialized in vehicle transport logistics. The company provides the entire supply chain – from picking up vehicles from the factory / port of entry, to delivery to car dealers / fleet owners. Approximately 1.75 million vehicles are delivered each year. Hödlmayr International AG and its subsidiaries from 16 countries have 2,000 employees. In total, the group has 800 special transport vehicles, 15 towing systems and a storage area for approximately 55.000 vehicles. The company’s turnover in the previous year amounted to approximately 300 million Euros.