tyre industry

Tyre Manufacturing Industry

Roll out the best logistics solution

Tyre manufacturing is a well-established, but highly complex and competitive industry. Import of raw materials and export of the finished product play a huge role in the production and create high demands for global supply chain management.

In our pursuit to enable smarter trade that is faster, safer, and more sustainable, Unifeeder has developed highly customised solutions for the tyre manufacturing industry that are more transparent, controllable, and cost-efficient and we provide transport services to some of the biggest players in the industry. If your logistics setup struggles with one or more of the below points, multimodal transportation could be a better alternative. 

Volume fluctuations
Stolen or damaged cargo
Lack of truck drivers
Transportation cost
CO2 emissions
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Volume fluctuations

Scale your capacity according to seasons

Summer tyres, winter tyres... Even the tyre industry is hit by fluctuations, especially in the spring and fall.  
Due to the size of our vessel fleet, extensive European network and multiple sailings per week, Unifeeder is able to quickly adapt our flows in order to cope with last minute orders, changes or delays by adding or rerouting cargo on an as-needed basis.
Whether you need to reduce cargo flow, increase volume or add new dropoff locations, multimodal and Unifeeder have the ability to scale far better than trucks.
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Cargo loss

Transport your cargo safely on a vessel

In 2019, 4% of targeted goods in cargo crimes were car parts such as tyres,, but only 1% of all cargo theft happened on a vessel.
At sea, your cargo is moved in sealed, steel containers from door-to-door without any handling of the cargo in between. Thereby you lower the risk of contamination and loss of your cargo as you reduce the human touchpoints along the ride. Additionally, our containers can be equipped with high security seals which are stronger and more difficult to tamper with.
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Lack of drivers

Keep your cargo moving

Tyres are meant to be moving, not keeping still but the European Union is facing a shortage of almost 150,000 truck drivers (making it one of the top 10 most difficult positions to fill) making delivery times longer. Border closures, high congestion on roads plus the regulations limiting the number of hours drivers can be on the road is also adding to the problem.
With multimodal transport, Unifeeder finds the best combination of sea, rail and road, giving you a smart and flexible logistics solution to get your cargo to the destination on time.
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Transportation costs

Competitive pricing, customised solutions

Over 200 raw materials make up a tyre's composition which means that manufactures must import materials as well as export the finished product. 
Multimodal is a cost-effective alternative to traditional road transport as a single vessel can transport the equivalent of 700 truckloads. Large-scale operations and efficient utilisation of vessels enable highly competitive prices while allowing for flexible, door-to-door solutions.
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CO2 emissions

Make the tyre manufacturing industry greener

A significant part of a tyre production's  CO2 footprint  is associated with transportation (10 kg CO2/tyre).
By transporting materials as well as the final tyre product by multimodal, you can contribute tremendously to reducing the carbon footprint of European transportation and the tyre manufacturing industry.
Shipping containers by sea provides a greener alternative to conventional, overland transport with significantly smaller CO2 emissions per tonne/kilometre carried (16 g CO2/tonne per km. vs. 22 g for rail and 62 g. for truck).

Where do I go from here?

Still wondering if Multimodal Transport is the right solution for your supply chain? You are always welcome to request a non-binding quote or contact one of our Multimodal Experts for more information about a custom solution for your setup.