Reducing the delivery time by 50%

Business Case

Company: IPSO Agricultura

Industry: Heavy Equipment

Solutions: Integrated logistics

The German importer of agricultural equipment IPSO was looking for a logistics partner to improve the delivery times of its products to Romania. GEFCO was chosen thanks to its strong network in the region and its ability to optimise Door-To-Door Logistics schemes.


Until now, delivery times to dealerships in Romania were between 3 and 4 days from the plant in Germany.

In order to optimise these flows in the long term, the importer gave GEFCO two missions:

  • To significantly reduce these delivery times
  • To put in place key performance indicators (KPIs)


  • Integrated solution including the collection, transshipment and distribution of parts
  • Deliveries reduced to 24 and 48 hours depending on the delivery zone (compared with 4 days previously), that if a gain of 2 days.
  • Reliability of delivery leadtimes ensured guaranteed: 98,4%

GEFCO Solution

In response to IPSO’s challenge, we designed integrated solution

Flow engineering : after analysing volumes and frequency, GEFCO designed an optimised transport plan

  • Two departures per day from the plant in Germany
  • Consolidation on the Arad platform with quality and conformity control
  • Distribution to dealerships in western Romania 
  • Daily shuttle from the Arad platform to the platform in Bucharest
  • Consolidation in Bucharest and distribution to the network of dealerships in southern Romania 

Monthly reporting :

  • Conformity of products
  • Compliance with delivery times
  • Invoicing compliance


delivery reliability

11 years

of partnership