HOYER, the family-run Hamburg-based logistics and transport service provider, has been honoured with the Digital Leader Award for its Smart Logistics concept.

The distinction honours courageous pioneers in established companies that are driving forward the German economy’s digital transformation and successfully breaking new ground. An independent jury of experts from industry, science and the media assessed 96 companies from various sectors that submitted entries in six categories. HOYER was one of the top three corporate strategies in the “Create Impact” category. 

HOYER’s Smart Logistics Concept is based on developing and using intelligent telematics for tank containers, which display not only the tanks position data but also its temperature, pressure and filling level on a web portal to which clients have access.

The award acknowledges Smart Logistics for its convincing solution to global challenges that offers new standards in transport and the networking of customers, supplies and goods. The advantages of seamless goods-in-transit monitoring are obvious: anomalies and discrepancies can be detected at an early stage, and the consistent quality of liquid products can be safeguarded. For HOYER’s clients, this increases efficiency in monitoring goods in transit, optimises turnaround times and improves capacity utilisation.

HOYER has already equipped 5,000 tank containers with this smart technology. The strategy gives the international logistics provider better control of its tank container fleet, thus increasing profitability. Moreover, smart technology encourages safety for transportation and the environment.

Michael Beilfuß, Executive Vice-President, IDG Germany; Ortwin Nast CEO, HOYER Group; Marlen Blechschmidt, Business Development Manager, Business Unit Netlog, HOYER Group; Heiko Rumfeld Director Business Unit Netlog, HOYER Group; Roberto Del Corno, Chief Operating Officer, Dimension Data Europe

Michael Beilfuß, Executive Vice-President IDG Germany; Ortwin Nast CEO HOYER Group; Marlen Blechschmidt Business Development Manager Business Unit Netlog HOYER Group; Heiko Rumfeld Director Business Unit Netlog HOYER Group; Roberto Del Corno Chief Operating Officer Dimension Data Europe

Source: IDG/Foto Vogt