15,500 extra auction trolleys during the 2019 peak days20 December 2018
We are already working hard on preparations for the coming peak days. After all, we want to put in a top performance every day in 2019. Let’s do it! Together!
To make the 2019 peak days successful again, we purchased 15,500 auction trolleys. This is how we will increase the availability of auction trolleys during the upcoming peak period. The use of new auction trolleys already started to pay off during the past Christmas period. No internal overnight rental will be used on four planned nights. In addition, there are more measures to avoid a shortage of auction trolleys. Read more about this below.
Extra layer for potted plants during the peak
The locations Naaldwijk and Aalsmeer will be distributing on four layers instead of three in the potted plant distribution process during the peak of 2019 (1 February to 15 June). This extra layers means that we will need less auction trolleys for the distribution process. This method has already proven successful during the last peak at Naaldwijk. That is why we will be implementing it in Aalsmeer as well. Location Rijnsburg mainly auctions flowers. Nothing will change in the potted plant distribution process.
Tightly loaded on predetermined peak days
We will be loading the auction trolleys as tightly as possible during the distribution process in Aalsmeer, Naaldwijk and Rijnsburg on predetermined days during the 2019 peak days. We will do this for both flowers and potted plants and before the auction trolleys leave the distribution area and are delivered.
The tightly loaded auction trolleys will ensure that we need a lot less auction trolleys for the distribution process. This method has already proven successful at the locations during the last peak. However, tightly loading may have an influence on our lead times. We will closely monitor this for you and try to keep the lead times as short as possible. You can find the predetermined 'tightly loaded' days on the internal overnight rental calendar on our website.
Internal overnight rental
We had internal overnight rental on 30 nights in 2018. With the purchase of extra auction trolleys for 2019, it has been taken into account that the number of days will be halved. That means that there will also be nights during the peak days of 2019 on which we can use internal overnight rental to increase the availability of auction trolleys. All nights are so-called 'flexible nights' and can be found on the internal overnight rental calendar on our website. If there are enough auction trolleys for one night, we can decide not to let the internal overnight rental take place.
Want to know more?
- View the internal overnight rental calendar
- Or contact our Customer Service department.
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