Port of Singapore

Port of Singapore

1 January 2013

VDL provided a proven reliable container handling product with a low TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

In 2014 an operator in Singapore ordered AGVs of which among others those of VDL Automated Vehicles. Results of tests were compared to each other and indicated that AGVs of VDL performed with the highest MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and the lowest MTTR (Mean Time To Repair). Alongside with these figures VDL offers a proven reliable container handling product with the lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). This is achieved by delivering the best quality, MTBF and MTTR rates and ensures a sustainable container handling product.

These two AGVs are based on hybrid diesel-electric technology employing ultra-capacitors with optimised power train design for lower fuel consumptions. VDL’s modular design will ease maintenance and future upgrading. The specific power-pack can be readily upgraded to adopt new technologies found within or outside the VDL Groep. The focus will be to integrate these AGVs with a third party navigation system.

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Contact person: Leendert Kats

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They are establishing an innovation center in Singapore and are very ambitious here. Furthermore VDL has already successfully implemented similar projects in Europe.

Koen Cardon, CEO Katoen Natie Singapore

... not only the innovation itself, but also the context in which it will be implemented is focussed on. This is turnkey, due to the great interest of the automotive industry for the Dutch economy

Jan Peter Balkenende, Former Prime Minister of the Netherlands

We are launching this innovative leap in logistics at the site and we are a pioneer for the entire industry

Dr. Uwe Liebelt, Site Manager BASF

VDL Groep has announced the ambition to become a world player in the electrification of so-called heavy-duty mobility. VDL also aims to take up a leading position in the field of battery management systems, charging infrastructure and energy storage.

Board of Management, VDL Groep