Terberg DTS (UK) and Actiw Oy are pleased to announce their cooperation by signing on Friday 17th September 2010 a distribution agreement for the ACTIW LoadPlate loading system in England and Ireland. LoadPlate is a unique loading system for standard cargo space such as sea containers and trailers. Trailer loading has been tested and an automated reference environment will be constructed later in the autumn in Pieksämäki, Finland. Signing of the agreement opens a new area for LoadPlate; so far tens of LoadPlate units have been delivered to customers in other European countries.
Alisdair Couper, Managing Director of Terberg DTS (UK), speaks positively about the signing: "This is a unique opportunity to be in at the grass routes of an exciting new product, because we operate in multiple sectors where the product will operate well alongside other products we offer." Couper continues that Terberg DTS (UK) have identified that their manufacturing and distribution customers in the UK and Ireland have possibilities with the product being offered. "We look forward to developing concepts and solutions which will in time bring huge cost saving to the end used, improve safety of goods in transit and open up a new window of options for the shipping market in goods that previously could not be containerized", Couper concludes.
Actiw Oy’s Managing Director Reijo Viinonen remarks: "Logistics in general has been under strong development during the last two decades, but loading and unloading are still made by rather conventional and ineffective methods." Viinonen points out that their product is a step forward to boost these processes and that it is an advantage to get good partners such as Terberg DTS to bring such new methods on the market. "The system’s operation principle is simple, but unique, and it provides benefits such as, for instance, the possibility to use DCs instead of OTs, which gives remarkable savings, Viinonen underlines.