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  • 69469 Weinheim
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trans-o-flex introduces Parcel XL and Pallet XL: fair prices also for heavy goods

Clear price structure for the transportation of heavy and bulky shipments ensures flexible system and affords greater cost transparency

(PresseBox) (Weinheim, ) To render the price structure more transparent and to maintain the exceptional flexibility of the network, trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst is introducing a new product structure this month. With immediate effect, this combi-freight service enterprise, which forwards parcels and goods on pallets in one system, will be distinguishing between four categories in its product portfolio: The standard shipment categories Parcel and Pallet in addition to the Parcel XL and Pallet XL categories for shipments with special dimensions.

"In doing this, we are looking to uphold our claim "fair prices for fair services" more consistently than before", explains Kai Schmuck. The Director of Marketing and Sales for the trans-o-flex Logistics Group is aiming above all to make the higher expense involved in shipping very heavy and bulky shipments transparent and to price these accordingly. "Because there has thus far not been a satisfactory costing basis for special formats such as these, although these have been transported, the additional costs incurred have not however been billed properly. This leads to distortions within the entire price structure and it is precisely this lack of transparency that we have tackled." Consequently, a special task force has been dealing intensively with these operationally difficult goods (ODG), which incur very high costs during transportation and handling, and has come up with a new solution. "On the one hand, our solution maintains the exceptional flexibility of the service trans-o-flex provides and, on the other hand, it ensures that the costs are charged fairly with regard to the parties responsible."

The standard Parcel and Pallet services apply for the dimensions and weights usual in the industry or which are slightly above. With parcels, these are a weight of up to 32 kg and a combined length and girth of up to 3.30 m, whereby the longest side is allowed to be 2.20 m. With pallets, trans-o-flex goes by the Eurostandard. The maximum weight allowed is 500 kg, the maximum height 2.00 m.

In providing its additional Parcel XL service, the trans-of-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst express service forwards consignments that weigh up to 50 kg, have a maximum combined length and girth of 4.50 m and which are allowed to be up to 2.70 m long. The Pallet XL service category includes palletised shipments that weigh 500 to 800 kg or which have an overhang of 10 cm or more. The international maximum dimensions and weights can deviate from the national regulation. They are also clearly defined, however.

"The special Parcel XL and Pallet XL dimensions can also be combined with our additional services such as express delivery by 8, 10 or 12 o'clock the next working day, Saturday delivery or COD service", emphasizes Schmuck. "With our combi-freight services, we are thus a true one-stop shopping provider for standard and express shipments."

trans-o-flex Express GmbH

The success of the Europe-wide operating trans-o-flex Logistic Group is based on three pillars: 1. trans-o-flex Schnell-Lieferdienst offers a full-coverage network for the efficient and safe transportation of parcels and pallets (combi-freight) all over Germany. This also includes numerous additional services, such as the transportation of hazardous goods without being limited to small quantities. At the same time trans-o-flex, in its capacity as shareholder and partner of the Eurodis network, provides full-coverage combi-freight services in 34 European countries. The company has developed a large number of tailor-made solutions for specific sectors, e.g. for the pharmaceutical and home entertainment / consumer goods industries. 2. With a special network for active temperature control in the temperature ranges of between 2 and 8 °C as well as 15 and 25 °C, trans-o-flex ThermoMed takes over the transportation of temperature-sensitive goods for the pharmaceutical industry in Germany, Austria and the Benelux countries. 3. Additional logistic services from storage and picking/packing to value-added services, such as the set-up service for sales displays or electrical appliances, up to customer-specific transport networks are developed and implemented under the umbrella of trans-o-flex Logistik Service. In 2010, annual sales of the Group, which has a workforce of approximately 1,600 employees, amounted to ca. € 524 million. Since June 2008, trans-o-flex has been a 100-% subsidiary of Österreichische Post. For more information, go to