Haulier uses AGRAVIS expert advice: Everything runs smoothly
At Kleinwächter GmbH & Co. Spedition Silotransporte-Industrieprodukte KG in Hallenberg in the Sauerland, everything must run smoothly, as they are on a tight schedule. The company uses almost the entire product range of Tectrol for comercial vehicles, a lubricant brand from AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG
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- Workshop manager Timo Biermann shows Axel Lanvers where he uses the Tectrol products. The AGRAVIS expert consultant for lubricants also has to climb into the workshop pit for this.
The yard is almost empty. A sight that pleases Alwin Rehder. After all, it means that all the vehicles are on the move and the order books are full. For the Managing Director of Kleinwächter GmbH & Co. Spedition Silotransporte-Industrieprodukte KG in Hallenberg in the Sauerland, everything must run smoothly, as they are on a tight schedule. The family run company specialises in silo transportation and transports, amongst other things, pulverised lignite, sand and raw materials for the construction materials industry or disposes of ash or dust from power plants and the steel industry. "Therefore, we need security", stresses Rehder, who also means this with respect to the maintenance of the vehicles that achieve an annual mileage of up to 130,000 kilometres and the tractors are in use on average for four years.
In the workshop in Hallenberg, shop foreman Timo Biermann and his colleagues ensure that trucks in need of repair are ready for use again as quickly as possible – and are not even parked for a long time, by monitoring them on a regular basis. To this end, Biermann uses almost the entire product range of Tectrol, a lubricant brand of AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG, for utility vehicles. "The technology has to work", says Biermann. Therefore, everything that is connected to the technology and its maintenance is a top priority. Tectrol was chosen for various reasons: on the one hand, Kleinwächter has already had a business relationship with AGRAVIS for many years; on the other hand, the products are convincing. "It is always good to have long-standing partners that you can rely upon in all areas", is how Managing Director Rehder expresses it.
The Tectrol products are reliable – it's even in writing. "From our lubricant manufacturer, Fuchs Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH in Mannheim, we have the guarantee that the products are approved by the automotive industry", explains Axel Lanvers, consultant for lubricants at AGRAVIS. They also have "OEM quality".
At Kleinwächter, Tectrol is used as an engine, gearbox and hydraulic oil, as a lubricant for screws, joints and hinges, and for repair work. Lanvers is regularly on-site, meeting with the management, presenting new developments and making suggestions for variety rationalisation. "The transport segment is increasingly gaining in significance for the business with lubricants", reports the expert. Freight forwarders and the freight forwarding business are becoming more and more important.
The core business at the moment, however, is agriculture with its special utility vehicles, biogas plants and the seven feed production plants of the AGRAVIS Group. There are rapid developments and innovations in each sub-area, which change the requirements for lubricants as well. "Through our cooperation with Fuchs, we are involved in a constant process of innovation. And with our dense sales network in northern Germany, we are able to respond quickly and simply to our clients' requirements", says Lanvers.