Late at night, with snow and fog filling the air, the last big trailer loaded with a Konecranes smart connected reach stacker entered the Ningxia Dechang railway logistics center (hereafter referred to as “Dechang logistics”). The reach stacker is equipped with Konecranes TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring system, which allows the user to track the real usage of the equipment to optimise maintenance scheduling and improve uptime. By lunchtime the next day, after hours of hard work by three engineers, a brand new, fully assembled, intelligent reach stacker was delivered to Dechang logistics phase I project.
Dechang logistics is the only multi-modal integrated project in Ningxia Province, China. More importantly, with their location at the junction of four provinces and seven counties, with two railways, three highways and ten national roads cross the border (a critical juncture of "One Belt and One Road" in China), Dechang logistics has an extremely good geographical advantage.
Dechang logistics decided to adopt the intelligent operation system in its Phase I project. By using big data and internet + technology, the supervision of all materials will become more transparent and easily overviewed. Zhao Hongming, executive chairman of the group, explained:
"Konecranes has the same concept as us. We all believe that innovation leads to development, and innovation is the future. Konecranes Smart Connected Lift Trucks and our intelligent operation system are both innovations of the industry. The rapidly changing market calls for thinking of the future development and innovative perspective.”
Mr. Zhao Jinmin, general manager of the group, continued:
“We have to take many aspects into consideration when choosing a reach stacker. The brand reputation, reliability, safety, delivery time and service are all very important elements. The Konecranes Lingang factory open house & customer day provided us with an opportunity to get an overall understanding of Konecranes lift trucks, and we are confident to buy a Konecranes reach stacker.”