Downtown delivery constraints are increasing. Regulated access, vehicle type… all these requirements are making downtown deliveries increasingly complex. Heppner offers solutions that meet new urban regulations and meet the demands of some clients for transport services that use more eco-friendly vehicles.

Context

Colart is a company that specializes in the manufacturing of paints, varnishes, inks and putties for creative and artistic use. With an international presence, Colart is currently the world leader in art supplies.

Client requirements

Downtown delivery of fine art products from France to downtown retailers in the Netherlands in 24 hours flat

Solution deployed

Customized transport route with collection round moved forward to 8 am for downtown delivery the following morning.
Results: Thanks to the pooling of the collection and delivery rounds introduced as part of the Heppner solution,, Colart has halved its transport needs: optimized fill rate, optimized costs, reduction in carbon footprint, etc.

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Context

The historic center of Strasbourg has some 20,000 inhabitants, hundreds of shopkeepers and millions of tourists every year. All the shops in the historic center are part of the LEZ (Low Emission Zone), which places constraints on deliveries.

Client requirements

To find a delivery solution that meets the LEZ requirements and that is economically viable for the suppliers and the carrier.

Solution deployed

Use of a 3.5-ton electrically powered vehicle to provide deliveries from the Heppner branch located near the railway station, thus reducing the dead mileage.

Result: 100% compliance with the LEZ regulations and reduced emissions for all the Strasbourg inhabitants!

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