"Haute couture" logistics: Marcegaglia wins award at "Les Trophées Excellence” SNCF 2014
Flexibility, responsiveness, “haute couture” as customized logistic solutions for customers of the steel industry in France: peculiar features that has led to the award for the project MARCEGAGLIA: UNE SOLUTION LOGISTIQUE FERROVIAIRE “HAUTE COUTURE”. The prize was presented as part of LES TROPHEES EXCELLENCE SNCF – 5th edition related to the year 2014, the most important awards of the SNCF group (France’s main rail and logistic operator with more than 250.000 employees worldwide) dedicated to work teams who have organized and developed the best projects within each of the group branches.
12 categories, more than 600 case histories presented and 76 shortlisted teams. The project MARCEGAGLIA: UNE SOLUTION LOGISTIQUE FERROVIAIRE “HAUTE COUTURE”, whose partner were, besides Marcegaglia, Fret Autochem (rail freight operator and project creator), Captrain Italia (SNCF representation in Italy) and the St. Priest team (Lyon railway station) has been awarded the SNCF LOGISTICS branch prize for the efficacy, the flexibility, the responsiveness in the logistics and transportation of carbon steel coils across France.
Indeed, the development of the Ravenna-Lyon route for the delivery of Marcegaglia flat products in France has allowed a re-launch of the Lyon hub with the introduction of “train + truck” integrated solutions for coils, resulting in higher service level and flexibility to customers’ requirements.
Marcegaglia has been exceptionally invited to attend the event (the ceremony is normally reserved to SNCF group staff) to underline its key role in the project success.
In 2014, the Marcegaglia group reached more than 30 locations across France (thanks to the integrated solution “train + truck”) delivering over 5.000 carbon steel coils, equal to more than 60.000 tonnes and 49 full trains shipped of steel flat products.