« A K-Ryole makes an average of 25 km per day. It carries between 40 and 60 containers on a daily basis. Knowing that each container weighs between 15 kg and 20 kg… Each K-Ryole carries between 600 kg and 1 ton per day ! »
Paul-Ambroise Archambeaud – Pickup & Stuart Director.
Focus on the operational angle – Testimony of Stéphane Mortessagne, Operations Director at Pickup Logistics
« PickUp Logistics is the last mile food delivery company. At the beginning of the adventure, a year and a half ago, our Saturday delivery peak had 180 vans on the road. Today, to meet the customer’s need for green logistics, we have developed K-Ryole pedestrian and electric trailer delivery. While orders are still increasing, we have a maximum of 20 vans on the road; the rest coming by 54 K-Ryole. »
How was the transition of the logistics tool from van to K-Ryole?
« At first, the drivers were not willing to stop the delivery by van. Indeed, it’s a big change to go from a van to a bike. Only after three weeks of use, they were won over. Thanks to bike-logistics, the operational staff no longer have any problems to move around and park. You can’t imagine how many delivery people have been unemployed due to the loss of their license 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. Second, it does not meet the growing difficulty of driving in major cities. On the operational side, when you don’t exceed three kilometers, it’s much more interesting with a K-Ryole. By the first quarter of 2021, we will have a fleet of more than 150 K-Ryole electric trailers. »
You believed in the K-Ryole project very early on, when the product was not yet fully developed for the field. Why did you take this risk?
« We wanted to be the first to take advantage of new technologies. By creating a partnership with K-Ryole, we were sure to develop a “win-win” contribution. In other words, by using them in the field, we were able to identify market needs and issues. In exchange, K-Ryole and its design office made the product evolve. Thus, an electric trailer created by and for professionals in the retail and parcel delivery sectors was born. At the moment, 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 approach. We gain in productivity as well as in speed. In a word, it’s combining a response to the customer’s need as well as to the operational need. »