ATO’s people, processes, and services are geared to finding new ways to reduce cost and inefficiency, clarify processes, improve delivery accuracy, as well as simplify the most complex and extended supply chains.
The automotive industry is characterized by a large number of product variants and fluctuating production volumes. Every supply chain has to meet high standards in terms of both quality and flexibility. We develop customized, integrated transportation and logistics solutions all over the world always focusing on our key objectives: to reduce costs, streamline processes and make a crucial difference to the quality of the supply chain.
We therefore provide transportation and logistics services that enable you to optimize your supply chains, meet tighter production schedules, and operate on the basis of lean production principles. We utilize continuous improvement techniques for sourcing, manufacturing, aftermarket logistics and vehicle transport:
Our logistics services also support your new market entries as well as the planning of new manufacturing facilities. If necessary, we can already contribute when a factory is still at the drawing-board stage. In the era of e-mobility we can offer eco-friendly transportation solutions that will make you stand out from the competition.
Car shipping services usually advise customers to ship antique cars and luxury cars in enclosed carriers simply because there's a little more protection, but for regular cars, an open multi-car carrier is usually just fine. Each car is securely fastened onto the carrier and the drivers are trained to operate the carrier safely, so for regular passenger vehicles, there's no need to pay almost double more just for an enclosed carrier.
Every new vehicle at some point in its delivery to the dealership is carried by truck transport. Today's tractor-trailer auto transporters can carry up to 12 vehicles. The rigs are designed so that the tractor can support up to four vehicles and eight vehicles are placed on the double-deck trailer. The tractor-trailer rigs utilize hydraulically operated ramps. Each ramp can be lowered or raised to provide a smooth approach for loading or to clear vehicles under it when the trailer is fully loaded. The ramps can also be tilted to maximize the available space by tucking the end of one vehicle under another.
Most cars are manufactured with specific tie-down holes in the chassis or frame. Chains with specialized hooks to fit those holes are ratcheted tight to secure the vehicles to the transport trailer. The transporters even have specific requirements for the mounting angle of the chain from the vehicle to the trailer. Luxury and exotic automakers require less intrusive methods. The strap system utilizes high-strength straps that are positioned over each tire and tightened to the trailer, eliminating scratches or dents to the vehicle chassis.
We work with a large variety of customers from industries as diverse as retail and chemicals. Our customers include the largest and most prestigious companies of India. Below is a list of some of our clients