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Southern Chile is home to some of the most prolific meat and dairy producers in the country with the city of Osorno being one of the most iconic cities of the region, pioneering major developments in the aforementioned industries.
DB Schenker Chile’s integrated logistics’ team traveled to Osorno, surrounded by beautiful lakes and active volcanos, to transport precious cargo for an esteemed client: Silbertec. The company is dedicated to the automatization of the nutritional industry, representing some of the most world-renowned brands.
It should be noted that among its main objectives, Sibertec is committed to meeting the technological needs for the production and processing of food in the meat, fish and baked goods industries in Chile, through the importation of cutting-edge technology and specialized technical service.
As described by Paulina Caro, Commercial Advisor, “the project developed for Silbertec consisting of both international and local transportation contained highly sensitive cargo. It was a piece of machinery developed exclusively for the factory of Silbertec’s final client, so any damage or delay would be a serious setback. However, the project initially involved removing the machinery at the supplier’s factory and transferring it to port (in Germany) for subsequent international transport by sea and deconsolidation of the cargo in the Chilean port. However, halfway through, the client extended the service, entrusting us with overland transport from the Chilean port to the end client’s facilities in Osorno, with which we ended up developing a door-to-door project,” explained Caro.
Always taking the operational side of the project into consideration, the Commercial Advisor highlighted that “another one of the challenges of this project was to reach Silbertec’s final client’s facilities before the end of the year, in order to comply with the contractual terms agreed between them. This implied carrying out operations within very challenging schedules, considering the time restrictions that exist due to the holidays and the end of the year”.
After the successful transport operation, Caro stated that “we are very satisfied with the work done by our SLI division, which once again managed to complete a highly challenging project for the benefit of the client, thus closing 2019 full of successes and projecting an even more prosperous 2020, as we continue to prove that we have the experience and passion to continue completing highly complex projects for the benefit of our clients.”