Green Logistics

Green logistics planning and control

When developing logistics concepts, we focus on a holistic approach that is aimed at both economic efficiency and environmental concerns. This includes, among other things, the permanent optimisation of capacity utilisation while avoiding empty runs, the integration of multimodal modes of transport and the consideration of alternative drive concepts.

This is how we work in an economically efficient manner and minimise expenses. At the same time, we save resources and contribute to environmental protection.

Together with the other “Wirtschaftsmacher” companies, REICHHART is committed to sustainable logistics. Read the white paper now:

Whitepaper: Climate Sustainability in Logistics


The REICHHART fleet combines economic and environmental requirements: In addition to efficient scheduling for maximum capacity utilisation, we attach great importance to the use of low-emission vehicles.

Carbon footprint calculator

With the aim of creating transparency about the environmental impact of our logistics concepts, we use our own carbon footprint calculator to determine the environmental footprint of planned and implemented transport movements. Among other things, this shows optimisation and savings potential by comparing different transport solutions and helps to make routes more environmentally sustainable. For example, the emissions calculator provides the basis for decisions about the use of long vehicles with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. We also use the instrument to issue certificates for shipment CO2 savings.

REICHHART developed, together with the DFGE – Institute for Energy, Ecology and Economy – as a scientific partner, the carbon footprint calculator as a software solution. The programme includes the basic parameters such as route, weight and load and calculates the environmental footprint of intermodal transport chains with the modes of transport of truck, ship, train and plane. The DFGE evaluated the methodology as well as the primary database on which the computer is based and CO2 emission factors based on ISO 14040ff. and VDI 4600 and thus guarantees the latest scientific standards.

Emission-free and efficient – industrial trucks with smart technology

REICHHART uses advanced lithium-ion forklifts as part of its fleet of industrial trucks. In addition to economic advantages, this type of drive is also more environmentally friendly.

Intelligent battery management ensures that the lithium-ion industrial trucks receive enough energy when they are optimally used. With this and demand-oriented intermediate charging, the forklifts are available for longer during operation. This saves time and money. In addition, the smart use of resources leads to an increased service life of the battery.

The operation of lithium-ion forklifts is not only completely emission-free, the devices are also characterised by low power consumption and a long service life. Likewise, the lowest possible environmental impact is guaranteed at the end of its useful life – thanks to a holistic recycling process for the devices and the reuse of the valuable materials they contain.