Asamer takes the train as €8mn logistics centre opens

A construction material company awarded the “Sustainable Development Award 2010” will transport the vast amount of material produced at one of its plants via train.Manfred Asamer, head of Upper Austrian firm Asamer, said today (Weds) 80 to 90 per cent of the material won at the Roitham factory – or 180,000 tons of gravel – will be transferred to its plant in Linz via train as of now.The company boss revealed eight million Euros had been invested in the new logistics centre which connects the plant to the railway network.Asamer claimed the new cargo system meant a reduction of 1,920 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.The firm – which has its headquarters in Ohlsdorf – has around 5,800 employees. Turnover declined from 490 million Euros to 471 million Euros year on year in 2009.