In the right place at the right time: Planzer is new Promotional Partner of the Sauber F1 Team
Hinwil, 4th April 2013 – In Formula One speed is pretty much everything – not only on the track, but off it as well. One minute new parts are being developed at the factory, the next they are needed for action on the track. All of which makes the choice of logistics partner critical. To this end, the Sauber F1 Team has signed up Swiss company Planzer as a Promotional Partner to handle transportation within Switzerland and across its borders with immediate effect.
The Sauber F1 Team and Planzer have worked together in the past, with Planzer taking responsibility for transporting the air freight containers required for overseas races to the airports in Munich and Milan, from where the materials and racing cars are flown to their final destinations.
“The partnership with Planzer has already worked out very well in the past, so it was a logical move to extend this cooperation,” says Monisha Kaltenborn, Team Principal of the Sauber F1 Team. “Smooth logistics provides the basis for success on the track, so it’s extremely important for us as a team to have such a reliable partner in this field.”
“As a partner of the Sauber F1 Team, the Planzer Group will be demonstrating its commitment to a shared set of values,” says Nils Planzer, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO at Planzer Transport AG. “For both companies, the right emphasis on speed, the required degree of stability and the ongoing drive to explore new avenues are critical factors in achieving success. And at both companies individuals are only as good as the perfectly harmonised performance of the team around them.”
Planzer has been ensuring people and goods reach their destinations for over 75 years now – by rail and road, during the day and night, in Switzerland and beyond its borders in Europe. But that’s not the whole story; Planzer also takes care of storage, order picking and assembly. Today, the Swiss market leader in transport and storage logistics services employs a workforce of around 3,600 skilled employees, and yet it remains a 100 percent family-owned company. With 47 locations in Switzerland and neighbouring countries, the Planzer Group has a strong regional base, which guarantees close proximity to its customers and maximum flexibility.