UPDATED 4 NOVEMBER 2019
THE ARCESE GROUP CELEBRATES THE 1st ANNIVERSARY OF MILAN’s MULTIMODAL HUB
A positive balance sheet and growing business activities for the multimodal hub of Basiano just over a year after its inaugurationA year ago, during this period, the new Arcese branch in Basiano was inaugurated, one of the most important investments recently made by the Arcese Group for the development of its business and attention to the environment. Located in one of the key areas of European logistics, the multimodal platform, Class A2, it consists of 60,000 square metres set over a total area of about 100,000 square metres dedicated to the activities of the 3 business units of the Arcese Group: Road Freight, Air & Sea and Contract Logistics
The property stands out not only for its high energy efficiency, but also for the innovative construction methods used, also aimed at minimising its environmental impact. The 280 kWp photovoltaic park, whose energy production is for the site’s direct consumption, is part of this strategy: to date, the plant—with its surface area of 1670 square metres—has produced more than 250,000 kWh of clean energy.
The site is a key hub for Arcese’s distribution services in Italy—where the company has 38 platforms—and abroad with 43 countries served in Europe. Basiano is the main logistics hub of the Group, it provides global customers with a local presence and contact point for air, sea and logistics services.
A year later, therefore, the Basiano hub is confirmed as a winning investment, recording the results that have so far confirmed the strategic nature of this choice: since its inauguration, the branch has moved about 1,200,000 m³ of goods for a total of 550,000,000 kg taxable. More than 166,000 vehicles have passed through in one year of operation.
Excellent results were also achieved thanks to professional and competent staff, that today totals more than 160 employees between central functions and operations and that have allowed the subsidiary to enjoy an excellent reputation in terms of efficiency and reliability of service.
“In Lombardy in recent years, we have seen steady growth, and thanks to this new structure we are expanding and further developing our business together with that of our customers” says Guido Pietro Bertolone, CEO of Arcese, and he continues: “Basiano represents a new hub model, the first step towards an infrastructural strengthening of the Italian network aimed at national and international connections in view of future new openings. It represents for us a pole of excellence, a laboratory where we can put into practice new best practices: new technologies in terms of digitisation in the management of the flow of goods, video analysis to support logistics processes, yard management and much more.”
VENTANA SERRA BRAZIL RECEIVES THE BEST SUPPLY CHAIN SUPPLIER AWARD FOR THE LATAM REGION FROM FCA
Arcese Group achieves a new major acknowledgement from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for its work in Latin America Ventana Serra has received the 2019 “Supplier of the year” award in “Supply Chain” area from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) during the LATAM Annual Supplier Conference, an event organised by FCA to acknowledge suppliers who have helped the Group’s activities.One of the main topics of the convention was the “Rota 2030” programme, which will drive FCA’s development and its goals in the next few years. That’s why, it’s important that all the Group’s suppliers interact with each other. This includes Ventana Serra, of course, who has always stood out for being collaborative, as proven by this award.Ventana Serra has always forged successful partnerships based on communication and transparency. This also applies to FCA, with whom they have established a relationship based on mutual trust.
The collaboration between Ventana Serra and the FCA group in Brazil started in 1997 by managing air import and export flows from Europe to Latin America.This relationship has been consolidated over the years, and today, Ventana Serra manages import and export flows for FCA between Europe, the USA, Mexico, China, and South America. In particular in Brazil, Ventana Serra integrates air freight with sea and road freight shipments, in addition to value-added warehousing services.The winners were chosen based on the performance indicators of the past year. An assessment method that considers the supplier’s performance in terms of quality, delivery, costs, reliability, partnership and FCA Group’s perception.
The award was collected by Matteo Arcese, President of the Group. The prize award was given for the following reason: “Best Supply Chain supplier for the LATAM region in 2019 for having proved a deep sense of partnership and utmost flexibility in managing the changes in FCA’s processes. A partner that believes in FCA’s development strength.” Silvano Cavallotto, COO Worldwide of the Ventana Serra Group, and Paolo Casadonte, CEO of Ventana Serra do Brasil, also attended the event.“Receiving such an acknowledgement for our efforts is a major milestone” – said Matteo Arcese, who continued – “This award motivates us even more in pursuing the innovative path we have undertaken and we are sure it will help us make the difference for our client.
We believe that this partnership will keep being stimulating and a source of incredible satisfaction for us and for the FCA group.”Paolo Casadonte, CEO of Ventana Serra do Brasil added “As a strategic logistics partner, we can support the client and help them grow on a global scale. We have worked really hard on every aspect of the client-supplier relationship, from sales and administration management to the processes and IT, paying special attention to connectivity and innovation.” Then he added “With FCA we have a stimulating partnership based on teamwork. Every player must do their best and help achieve the goal. This is how our colleagues and partners face their daily work.”
ARCESE LAUNCHES NEW BRANCH IN FRANCE
Arcese’s new Paris site – an important strategic investment by the Group on French soil – recently became operationalArcese France is officially up and running thanks to the new branch in Lognes, replacing the former Crossy branch in that area, and enhancing, improving and enriching the transport services offered within France.This move responds to the need for new spaces presented by the sharp increase in shipment volumes recorded in recent months.The new site is located in Lognes, in a strategic position 15 km from the city of Paris and 30 km from the major French airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly.
The facility features a large warehouse and places particular emphasis on security, given that the new branch will be the main hub for distribution in France and Europe of goods for the Group’s customers in the Fashion & Luxury sector. Indeed, the site is protected by an advanced 24/7 video surveillance system and by ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) fire sprinkler systems, thus guaranteeing maximum prevention and security.
“Arcese France will be increasingly at the centre of the Group’s European network, ensuring its development in the vitally important market that France represents”, stated Alessandro Vai, Country Manager for Arcese France, continuing: “The new Paris branch will enable Arcese France to continue its expansion in both national and international transport, as well as integrated logistics, thus guaranteeing its offering of a complete service catering for requirements and businesses of all kinds”.
Arcese obtains the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications for its branch in Turkey
Arcese Cosulich Turkey achieves a major goal obtaining the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications for the Istanbul-based branch
Arcese has always pursued a quality management system that complies with the most stringent international standards. The first step towards this major goal was taken in 1994, when the company obtained the Quality Management System certification for the first time. The first of many other acknowledgements and certifications obtained over the years.
Recently, Arcese Cosulich – the Group’s subsidiary in Turkey – has obtained two major acknowledgements: the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013 certifications for Safety Management Systems issued by DQS, the international management system certification body. Arcese Cosulich is the first company of the Group to obtain the ISO 27001:2013 certification for Information Safety Management Systems, based on its risk assessment and management.
“The certifications obtained are a major step forward for our company” said Marek Pusic, Arcese Cosulich Country Manager, who continued: “Achieving this goal proves our constant growth and professional development, without disregarding our major goal, which is meeting our clients’ requirements. The ISO 9001:2015 and 27001:2013 certifications prove that we have an internationally-acknowledged safety and quality management system. A major achievement that will take us towards new and more ambitions ones. In fact, in 2019, we’ve started the procedures to obtain the YYS (AEO in Turkey) certification, which ensures safety to imported and exported goods and customs clearance operations.”
Arcese Cosulich relies on over 11 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector industry. It was established in 2008 and since then it has been consolidating its business, thanks to the professionalism and expertise of its resources. This customer-oriented company is a reliable and qualified logistics operator in connections between Turkey, Europe, and Asia.
The DSQ Group is a leading international company in the management system certification sector and it counts 80 offices in over 60 countries. It has an experience of 25 years and a portfolio of national and international clients
Arcese adds the brand new IVECO Stralis NP 460 trucks to its fleet to become even more sustainable
Arcese is keeping up with its commitment to promoting environmentally sustainable: the very first low floor truck LNG-fuelled vehicles have been delivered. This type of vehicles can be combined with a mega-trailer, which have a higher load capacity
Following the agreement entered into with strategic partner IVECO – also strongly committed to sustainable development – Arcese will be introducing 4 new Liquid Natural Gas-fuelled IVECO Stralis NP 460 (FP Low floor Tractor) trucks starting from April.
The goal is to test their performance and assess the use of this type of vehicles in heavy transports. In particular, Arcese will run some tests to check consumption, maintenance and management costs and evaluate whether to add these vehicles to its fleet in the FTL Road Freight division (road and multimodal). These vehicles have been chosen because they ensure reduced fuel consumption while maximising load capacity. They are equipped with a 460 hp engine with a double LNG tank, which ensures an autonomy of 1,150 km1.
In addition to reducing sound emission compared to diesel engines, this type of tractor reduces NO2 emission by 90%, PM by 99%, and, if biomethane is used, CO2 by 95% compared to equivalent diesel versions2.
This sustainability can be further optimised, as these vehicles can be combined with a mega-trailer, which have a higher load capacity, allowing for the transport of a higher number of goods, thus reducing environmental impact.
“Our company has always been focused on technological progress. Our research and innovation have led to a series of projects that involve the Group’s intention to invest in LNG as an alternative to diesel to make our transpots services even more environmentally sustainable” said Marco Manfredini, Corporate COO of the Arcese Group. “We’re proud to be one of the first logistics operators in Italy to introduce LNG-fuelled low floor trucks and to have IVECO as a partner in this project” he continued.
These new vehicles – the first LNG-fuelled low floor tracks delivered in Europe – are a strategic investment for Arcese and will be part of a fleet counting 700 vehicles operating across Italy and Europe. Arcese’s decision to convert part of its fleet to alternative fuels confirms the company’s intention to provide an excellent service while protecting the environment and meet the European Union’s 2030 target to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial and commercial vehicles by 30%.
The vehicles were delivered on 9 April at Arcese’s Rovereto plant in the presence of Marco Manfredini – Arcese Group’s Corporate COO – Mihai Daderlat – IVECO Italy Market Business Director – Alessandro Oitana – IVECO Medium & Heavy Business Line Manager – and Alberto Aiello – CEO of Officine Brennero, the area dealer.
Arcese strengthENs its intermodal network
Arcese’s intermodal network is growing thanks to weekly departures which connect Germany, Benelux, UK and Romania
Recently, Arcese has expanded its intermodal service between Germany and Romania, connecting more efficiently the industrial areas located in Ruhr, Benelux, UK and Scandinavia with those in Romania.
The service includes five weekly departures with a transit time of 5-6 days (the door-to-door) and the chance of loading mega semi-trailers, which can hold a volume of 100 cubic meters and a weight of 25 tons.
The strengthening of this flow is part of the intermodal (road-railway) service development strategy of Arcese Group. In particular, it meets the need to ensure increasingly frequent connections with North-Western and Central Europe. In fact, a growing number of customers is choosing intermodal services, as a reliable but also sustainable transport solution as CO2 emissions can be reduced by over 40%.
Arcese has been developing for years intermodal transport across North-Western and Central Europe. Our consolidated European network and know-how in the management of intermodal flows ensure timely and flexible services, as well as competitive transit times.
Arcese works with Hupac to certify the transit of intermodal semitrailers between Belgium and Spain
Arcese UK received renewal of its ISO 14001:2015 certification from the British Assessment Bureau
Arcese confirms its commitment to an efficient and sustainable management of its organization and activities
Arcese UK obtained the renewal of the ISO 14001: 2015 certification issued by the British Assessment Bureau, which has positively assessed the compliance of the company’s organizational processes. The renewal confirms Arcese’s commitment to the protection of the environment thanks to a better resources management plan and the reduction of waste.
ISO 14001 was first introduced in 1996 as a British Standard and requires organisations to have an environmental policy and action plan in place to manage their impact on the environment. Certified organisations are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed annually to ensure progress is being maintained.
Arcese has shown they have good service reliability and process controls, which means clear understanding of the customer’s expected quality.
Steve Day, Operations Manager of Arcese UK said: “The renewal of this certification once again proves that Arcese is at forefront when it comes to Environmental standards. This a top priority in all our actions and demonstrates we can provide environmentally friendly solutions for our clients” and add “In order to maintain the standard required, our whole team is committed and involved on a daily basis, paying particular attention to optimizing resources and reducing emissions associated with transport activities.”
The benefits of showing conformance to the ISO 14001 standard are numerous and include: achieve operational excellence, demonstrate environmental credentials, reduce costs and wastage just to name some.
During 2019 company focus will be to manage ISO14001 to the highest standard within their business through proactive communication and to achieve FORS Bronze and ISO 9001 quality management system certification by the end of 2019.
Arcese UK has over 14 years’ experience within the logistics and transport sector and has grown steadily from its formation in 2005. Since then, Arcese UK has been operating at the highest standards possible and with optimum efficiency showing full commitment and professionalism to customer and employees. Today, the company stands out for being a reliable and qualified logistics operator operating between the UK and Europe.
THE BRITISH ASSESSMENT BUREAU
The British Assessment Bureau’s reputation was established in 1969 as a specialist in certification scheme management. In 1997, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry approved the use of the word ‘British’ in their title, in recognition of their pre-eminent status.
Today, they certify organisations to recognised standards, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 27001 (information security management) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management). They also design and manage bespoke assessment schemes. Such schemes are based on the establishment of standards, which can be developed to be recognised company-wide, industry-wide, nationally, or internationally.
Arcese obtains the renewal and extension of the ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications in Germany
Arcese Deutschland achieves a new milestone, as they renewed the ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for the Singen branch and extended both certifications to the Cologne branch
Arcese Group is committed to innovating, making processes more efficient, and providing high quality services to their clients.That’s how the branch of Arcese Deutschland based in Singen has renewed the Environment and Quality certifications (ISO 9001:2015, UNI EN ISO 14001:2015) and extended both certificates to the one based in Cologne. Audits were carried by SVG Zertifizierungsdienst GmbH – the German certification body with over ten years of experience in quality and environmental management in the transport and logistics sector.
Obtaining the UNI EN ISO 9001:2015 certification has promoted the introduction and implementation of an effective Quality System in both branches and started a continuous and permanent improvement process, which is involving the entire company. Another step towards our clients was made by extending the 14001 environmental certification, which meets the requirement to adopt an increasingly standardised approach for the assessment and communication of environmental performance within the Arcese Group.
“Improving the quality of our services and ensuring customer satisfaction are priorities for Arcese Deutschland – said Cristina Corna, Managing Director – At the same time, integrating environmental goals has allowed us to improve our competitiveness on the domestic and international market. Obtaining these certifications in the Cologne branch is another important milestone we have achieved, involving all our resources.”
SVG Zertifizierungsdienst GmbH
SVG Zertifizierungsdienst GmbH is a body at the service of companies. It specialises in quality, environmental, and safety management system certifications in the transport and logistics sector. It is the partner of over 800 national and international companies and certifies organisations in compliance with acknowledged standards, including ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.
Arcese consolidates its network in Central and Southern Italy and opens a new branch in Rome