Eco biking solution for GLS
GLS Germany has begun delivering parcels by cargo bike in the university city of Konstanz. The service delivers to around 120 customers and replaces a diesel-powered vehicle. The cargo bike with electronically- assisted cycling can transport around 200 kilograms and delivers to customers in downtown and the neighboring Paradise quarter.
“The bicycles are designed for the city so they are easier to park and also are not subject to environmental traffic restrictions,” says Anne Putz, Head of Corporate Communication of GLS.
“It is important for us to reduce environmental pollution and promote targeted emission targets,” she adds.
With this new bike scheme GLS is optimising city logistics and makes a further contribution to environmental protection, which is implemented through the company’s Think Green program. Cargo bikes are already in use in Belgium, Italy, Austria, Hungary and Spain.
The parcels arrive to Konstanz via a GLS Van. This serves as a micro-depot, through which the bicycle box can be repeated loaded .
GLS Germany is a subsidiary of GLS, General Logistics Systems B.V. (Headquarters Amsterdam). GLS company providing reliable, high-quality parcel services for more than 220,000 customers in Europe and also offers express and logistics services. “Quality leader in European parcel logistics” is the guiding principle of GLS. Here GLS emphasizes sustainability. Our subsidiaries and partners, the Group covers 41 European countries and is connected via contractual agreements with the whole world. 41 central transhipment points, more than 700 depots are GLS available. With its road-based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. Around 14,000 employees and 20,000 vehicles are in daily for GLS in use. In fiscal year 2015/16 GLS transported 431 million packages and generated sales of 2.2 billion euros.