Peruvian logistics firm adds reach stacker to fleet
14th March 2022
SAVAR, a leading logistics company in Perú, has accepted delivery of a new Konecranes reach stacker for its Los Ferroles site N°50 at the Port of Callao, in the capital Lima. The order of the equipment, distributed and supported by Trex, a leading lifting solutions company in in Perú, was booked in August 2021 and started operation in December of the same year.
With a total of eight facilities and around 1,000 employees in the Lima area, SAVAR runs a wide range of supply chain services, including customer brokerage, freight forwarding, temporary warehousing, transportation, loose cargo storage, distribution, last mile and most recently, e-commerce. Its maritime warehouses, customs warehouse and special projects require reach stackers to move containers and goods. As growth in international trade has significantly increased transit volume, it decided to expand its operational capabilities with an additional lift truck, and it felt that Konecranes could meet its requirements.
“We already had two Konecranes reach stackers lifting five containers high and a third one lifting six. Our figures clearly show that they’ve improved our efficiency,” says Javier Kuoman, Logistics Manager and co-owner of SAVAR. “With the new truck, we anticipate at least 15% increase in productivity as it also stacks six containers high, helping us to make the most of our available warehouse space. With a total of four Konecranes reach stackers working for us, we have the flexibility to serve every customer need.”
“This new delivery illustrates SAVAR’s trust in our ability to maintain consistently high quality over time as we adapt to their changing requirements,” says Andrés Ramirez, Sales Manager Latin America for Konecranes Lift Trucks. “Local agent Trex has been a close partner in the region for many years to us. Their outstanding after-sales support and knowledge of the market, together with the reliability and productivity of the Konecranes portfolio, have helped to build a strong relationship with SAVAR. We look forward to continuing our cooperation with both companies long into the future.”
The new reach stacker in Los Ferroles is a Konecranes SMV 4632 TC6H, a sturdy 46t machine that can stack up to a height of six high cube shipping containers. In addition, it is the first unit of this model to be manufactured in the Konecranes Markaryd factory. It was delivered in parts for easy transportation, and Trex Peru assembled and commissioned it on-site. Trex will provide SAVAR with specialised product support.
The truck features an OPTIMA cabin for comfort and visibility, a strong box-type chassis and a wide drive axle with a long wheelbase for high stability and safe handling. A low-emission engine, reduced fuel consumption and low noise levels minimise environmental impact. Smart systems integrate with TRUCONNECT Basic, allowing a remote and almost real-time view of truck usage and easier maintenance planning.