Bingo Trans is a logistic service provider in Sint-Katelijne-Waver. Since January 2012 the company has had two new managers, Gunther Mutton and Jochen Borremans. "We both worked at the previous 'Bingo Trans'. The company had a name change, but our customers know Bingo Trans. So we advocated for keeping the name."
The logistic activities of Bingo Trans mainly take place in Belgium. "We do everything in the area of cooling and freezing transport, including groupage. At the moment we mainly transport potatoes, vegetables and fruit. When it's a bit calmer in the fruit and vegetable trade, we switch partially to products such as chocolate, frozen products, flowers and plants. The peaks and dips in the vegetable season have become much more extreme in recent years and we expect it to increase in the future. That's why we've chosen to not just focus on fruit and vegetables. The share of fruit and vegetables in the total transport is around 70%." Bingo Trans has 7 of its own trucks and also has fixed charters.
Fixed daily line services
"We have various fixed customers, such as the Mechelse Auctions. We also offer our services to various wholesalers, importer and exporters. We also do simultaneous transport, in which customer's purchases at various companies/auctions are combined. There are also fixed daily line services between the various Belgian auctions and early markets. We are near the regions where products are grown and traded every day."
"Offering added value is one of our pillars. Not just the full loads, but the combinations to define us. We regularly cooperate with other logistics companies. It's also ecologically responsible to combine loads. Saving on costs is 'hot' nowadays and especially so in the logistics sector. "But we don't save on staff. Drivers are hard to find and you have to invest in this. We save by, e.g., transfer purchasing and a more accurate budget on fuel and maintenance. We also try to keep routes as rendable as possible."
Value Added Logistics
"In our company we also offer Value Added Logistics, so we can unburden our customers as much as possible in the area of logistics. We offer storage and handling and part of it takes place here. We can also offer checks by the FAVV on location. For some customers this was unnecessary as they are far away from here. We find the contact with our customers very important. We have regular contact with our customers. We listen to their problems and try to offer a tailor made answer. Bingo Trans is always available. At the moment we are also working hard on a new website, which should offer a detailed oversight of the company and it's activities."
"In the future we will continue doing what we do now and we will also extend our package step by step and grow towards the demands of the customer. We are a small and flexible company and we want to keep it this way. If we grow too quickly, we won't be able to keep up that flexibility. We want to keep it this way. By offering just a little but extra each time, we can continue to define ourselves. The best part of this sector is that every day is different. The prices and market are watched carefully." Conclude Gunther and Jochen.