With more than half of the world’s population already living in urban areas and some 1.5 million people added to the pool every week, urbanisation has become one of the most pressing issues facing the global transport and logistics community – not only in the developing world, but also in the great conurbations of Europe.
Inside the global axle and suspension market
It’s unlikely Socrates had axle and suspension design in mind when he stated that the only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing* – and yet he perfectly summarised the sector’s collective state of mind in 2017 AD, according to some of the most prominent names in the industry.
The Winning Formula
Australia’s tanker manufacturing market has seen significant change since Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, initiated adouble dissolution election in July 2016 that saw both Senate and the House of Representatives dissolved and re-elected. In the wake of the historic poll – over the past decade, Australia has seen five prime ministerial changes – a new breed of agile, internationally minded players entered the scene that continue to challenge incumbent businesses in a segment long considered too complex to be disrupted.
Stepping into Twin 33 Trailers
If you believe Dr Ronald Knipling, a 35-year safety research veteran based out of Washington DC, mainstream media have been doing the commercial road transport industry wrong for a long time – especially with view to safety technology.
The Trial of the Trailer
The world’s population continues to grow at an alarming pace. Forecast to crack the eight-billion mark in less than Read more
What makes SAF-Holland a heavyweight in its division
It would be easy to lose orientation among the flood of perturbing economic news that have kept the world community on edge since the beginning of 2016 – starting with the Chinese stock market rout in January and most recently culminating in the UK’s decision to leave the European Union – or dismiss them as acts of randomness that defy any kind of strategic preparation.
Valx to shake up global axle market
It’s fair to say that the official launch of the Valx brand at the 2010 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Germany was a game-changing moment for the European trailer axle industry. Then part of Holland’s MCB Group, the novice seemingly ignored the traditional market hierarchy and staged itself as a fresh alternative to the German establishment – boasting a distinct international edge and a firm commitment to innovation.
Gigant on the rise
Technically the word Gigant, German for giant, doesn’t quite capture what is, in essence, anarchetypal German Mittelstand business with some 195 staff and revenue around the €50 million mark.
PBS: The road to productivity
It’s safe to say George R.R. Martin did not have high productivity vehicle design in mind when he penned Read more
Just the TIP of the iceberg
It was only a question of time until the global app craze would reach the transport equipment industry. With anything from banking to grocery shopping now manageable via smartphone, the advent of an app that could access critical trailer data was merely the next logical step on humankind’s journey to a fully connected society.