IVECO met with RT-Logistika at COMTRANS 2019, where the manufacturer showcased its full range of natural gas vehicles available for Russian customers. The logistics company expressed interest in IVECO’s natural gas solutions and has arranged for a test operation of an IVECO Stralis NP 460 CNG tractor.
RT-Logistika was created to optimize the freight transportation process and reduce the overall logistics costs of the enterprises belonging to State Corporation Rostec. The company delivers a full range of logistics services associated with the transportation of raw materials, spare parts and finished products manufactured by the State Corporation’s enterprises domestically and abroad.
Enhancing business efficiency is one of the top priorities for all logistics companies; for this reason RT-Logistika is considering a range of solutions, including the conversion of its fleet to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). To this end, it has set up the test operation of an IVECO Stralis NP 460 CNG. RT-Logistika is an official freight carrier for domestic and export deliveries and the Stralis NP tractor will be used to transport passenger cars, also powered by CNG.
Artyom Fedosov, First Deputy CEO at RT-Logistika, commented: “Given the conditions of our country, any commercial vehicle that uses CNG may be an efficient solution for such a major carrier as RT-Logistika: it is cost-effective, comfortable and eco-friendly. And given the colossal experience and competencies of IVECO in this sphere, as well as the company’s quality of support and after-sales services, it is quite clear why we addressed this very manufacturer in the first instance.”
Issues discussed at the meeting between IVECO and RT-Logistika included the development of a gas infrastructure and the popularization of gas vehicles in Russia. IVECO is particularly well placed to meet the of requirements RT-Logistika, as well as all Rostec enterprises, with its full offering of natural gas light commercial vehicles, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
Commenting on the results of the meeting with RT-Logistika representatives, Roberto Camatta, Business Director at IVECO Russia, emphasized the importance of the new cooperation for the Russian commercial vehicle market: “We are pleased that such an important state-sponsored company has turned to IVECO for the development of their business. First of all, this confirms our uniquely extensive experience in this field. Secondly, it confirms that the strategy we chose is correct: commercial gas vehicles have a key role to play and excellent prospects in the Russian market”.
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