Kinnarps invests further in railway transportation

Kinnarps, third largest office furniture manufacturer in Europe, invests further in railway transportation. Starting today transportation by railway will even include the route Falköping – Gent.

 

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Kinnarps will today start delivering goods between Sweden and the continent by train. Previously Kinnarps has transported their products by train in Sweden, especially between Jönköping and the northern towns of Luleå and Umeå. From now on Kinnarps will deliver their products to Belgium for further transportation to other locations in Europe, on a weekly basis.

Assar Jarlsson, logistics strategist, talks of the reasons for Kinnarps to expand transportation to include railway.
”One of the major reasons for us is to decrease our affect on the environment. If railway transportation is used properly we can decrease carbon dioxide emissions from our transportation. Another reason is that the roads in Europe are heavily congested which leads to queues, stops and delays. There is also a move towards toll road tariffs throughout Europe. In other words, this investment provides both environmental and economical benefits. “

Kinnarps has, for a longer period of time, worked on measures to find the optimal transportation system. A great amount of money has been invested into the development of freight containers to facilitate an easy transfer from road to rail. Kinnarps has also adjusted its freight containers to increase transportation volume. The platform has been lowered by 30 centimetres and because of that the containers can carry up to 10% more than ordinary freight containers.

“Kinnarps is growing and therefore we deliver more goods. Our goal is to grow without increasing our carbon dioxide emissions. Due to this aim we work constantly with several different environmental projects. At the moment for example, we are working on projects to develop new technology for our vehicles, find ways to use container volume better and find other potential railway routes for transportation. We would like to use the railway to its full potential,” says Assar Jarlsson.

For further information please contact:
Assar Jarlsson, Kinnarps logistigs strategist
Phone: 0515-38006
E-mail: assar.jarlsson@kinnarps.se

Ida Gustafsson, press contacts Kinnarps AB
Phone: 0515-383 89
E-mail: ida.gustafsson@kinnarps.se

 

Kinnarps provide interior workspace solutions for offices and public environments. High quality and low environmental impact mark the entire chain – from raw material to finished solutions for the workspace. Kinnarps was founded in 1942 by Jarl and Evy Andersson and it is still a wholly-owned family enterprise. Kinnarps is today Europe’s third largest provider of workspace interior solutions. Sales operations are conducted in about 35 countries. In addition to Kinnarps furniture, we market brands owned by Kinnarps such as Skandiform, Materia and Klaessons. The group has a turnover of approximately SEK 4 billion and has approximately 2200 employees.