A K-Ryole travels an average of 25 km per day. It carries between 40 and 60 bins daily. Since each bin weighs between 15 kg and 20 kg... Each K-Ryole carries between 600kg and 1 tonne per day!Paul-Ambroise Archambeaud Pickup Director - Stuart
Discover the operational – Testimony of Stéphane Mortessagne, Director of Operations at Pickup Logistics
“PickUp Logistics, is the last mile grocery delivery company. At the beginning of the adventure, a year and a half ago, our Saturday delivery peak had 180 vans on the move. Today, for the customer’s demand for green logistics, we have developed pedestrian and electric K-Ryole trailer delivery. As orders continue to grow, we have a maximum of 20 vans on the road; the rest are delivered by 54 K-Ryole.”
How was the transition of the logistics from van to K-Ryole?
“At first, the deliverymen were not willing to stop delivering by vehicle. Indeed, it is a big change to go from a van to a bike. However, after three weeks of use, they were won over. Thanks to bike logistics, operational staff no longer have problems with traffic and parking. You can’t imagine how many delivery drivers became unemployed due to the loss of their licence points…”
Why did you choose K-Ryole over an electric Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)?
“Simply because the electric LCV does not meet our needs. First of all, it’s complicated to recharge. Secondly, it does not address the growing difficulty of getting around in major French metropolises. In operational terms, when you don’t exceed three kilometres, it’s much more advantageous with a K-Ryole. By the first quarter of 2021, we will have a fleet of over 150 K-Ryole electric trailers.”
You believed in the K-Ryole project very early on, even though the product was not yet fully developed for the field. Why did you take this risk?
“We wanted to be the first to benefit from new technologies. By creating a partnership with K-Ryole, we were sure to develop a win-win situation. That is to say that by using them in the field, we were meeting the needs and problems of the market. In return, K-Ryole and its design office were evolving the product. Thus, an electric trailer created by and for retail and parcel delivery professionals was created. Now we are working on the roof rack and the reinforcement of the module.”
“By using K-Ryole, we are making progress in our sustainable development process. We gain in productivity and in efficiency. In short, it’s combining a response to the customer need with operational need.”