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We manufacture products as close as possible to our customers’ requested location.

How Rompa quickly and efficiently delivers plastic products all over the world

21 June 2018

It goes without saying that you want your plastic products to be delivered to the right place as quickly as possible without paying too much for this transport. At Rompa, we understand that. We therefore make sure you always have enough products where and when you want them, while keeping the costs to a minimum.

How do we deliver your products as quickly and efficiently as possible? Simple: by using our production sites in the Czech Republic, China, Mexico, and the United States. Manufacturing products on three continents allows us to keep our transport costs low. We produce on a local-for-local basis for many of our customers. This means we manufacture products as close as possible to our customers’ requested location. Doing so creates a strategic advantage and it is just one of the reasons why many customers with international locations, e.g. Philips, Procter & Gamble, and Bosch, use our services.

We always choose the best transport solution for your specific situation.

Producing nearby 
Some plastic products, e.g. car seats for children, are quite large. Because of the transport costs involved, it is best to keep the distance to the delivery location as short as possible. That is part of the reason why Rompa has begun the construction of a wall-to-wall factory in Germany, right next to the location of our customer Britax Römer. 

The best transport solution for your situation 
There are four ways to transport products: by air, water, railway, or road. We always choose the best transport solution for your specific situation. This choice depends on the desired delivery time and the transport costs involved, as well as the order quantities and delivery location. Of course, products manufactured in China or Europe that are destined for the United States can only be transported by air or water.

Transport between China and Europe

An example: transport between China and Europe
Suppose you want to move your products from China to Europe. Which transport method should you choose? A ship can carry 19,000 full container loads (FCL) and takes forty days to transport your goods. A train can carry 51 FCL and takes fifteen days to make the trip. An airplane can carry 6 FCL in just one day. The downside of air freight is that it costs up to sixteen times as much as sea freight. A good solution would be to use the train, trucks, or a combination of both. There is a direct railroad connection between China and Europe. This train is faster than sea freight and four times cheaper than air freight. Last but not least, it has a lower environmental impact.  

Tailor-made solutions
How many products do you need and where and when do you need them? At Rompa, we strive to collaborate with you on your supply chain. Unfortunately, this is not always possible for all customers, e.g. those operating on a project basis – which makes it hard to predict the demand for a product – or those with products designed for a specific season or type of weather. In any case, we make clear agreements about production and delivery terms. If anything changes, we will discuss the new situation together and come up with proactive solutions to ensure you are never left empty-handed.