Our logistics solutions
RKI has more than 60 years of experience in various areas of logistics.
RKI has more than 60 years of experience in various areas of logistics. Based on this expertise, we have developed further competencies, complementing our professional service portfolio. Our set of skills enables us to offer modern, holistic and sustainable logistics solutions. From a single transport to comprehensive 5-PL-services, we provide customised logistics according to you needs.
We offer multimodal logistics solutions that enable us to provide our customers with the best combination of means of transport for road, rail and sea. When developing the optimal solution, we consider economic as well as ecological arguments. Transports requiring high flexibility and short reaction times are carried out with our truck fleet. The combination of road and railway is a promising solution for CO2-reduced logistics, thus, we offer combined transport for domestic and cross-border routes. Further, barges are the best solution for efficient transcontinental transports.
As the fast and promising development of the European steel industry in the 20th century originally led to the founding of RKI, our special expertise lies in steel logistics. Today, we are a leading provider of steel logistics solutions and convince our customers with experience, high flexibility and specialised transport equipment.
A fundamental part of supply chains is storage. Efficient warehousing faces challenges such as appropriate storage conditions and a minimized capital commitment while ensuring maximized delivery capacity. We handle and optimise your storage processes with the support of modern EDP-supported warehouse management systems. We offer efficient solutions for our own warehouses as well as those of our customers.
To meet the high demands of our customers, an interdisciplinary team of experts develops the optimal solution for our on-site logistics. The aim of production logistics is to link procurement and distribution on our customers’ sites, hence close their process chain. The direct connection to the customer's ERP system ensures the internal flow of materials along the production processes. Again, our special expertise is in the steel industry, where intermediate products are produced in different dimensions, processing states and temperatures. Designated special vehicles are used to transport these products.
Project logistics usually deals with high-cost goods. As delays during the project implementation can cause substantial costs, a precise organisation and coordination of the different shipping and receiving locations as well as completion dates is crucial. We have the necessary experience and foresight to deliver your goods in a profitable, efficient and reliable way. As each project is unique, the project teams are composed individually.
As a leading provider of steel logistics solutions, RKI efficiently combines tradition and modernity and shapes the future of logistics. Digitalisation and automation are central pillars of our modern, future-oriented philosophy. Accordingly, we rely on self-developed IT-solutions that can be tailored according to our customer’s needs. We also provide support for the implementation of already available systems in standing processes.
The LIMA SmartTower is an in-house developed customizable solution for merged platform-based data from your supply chain. It enables an optimal exchange of information as content, data and tasks together create a comprehensive overview, increasing transparency and knowledge. The LIMA SmartTower thus serves as a resource-saving, sustainable and holistic solution.
Outsourcing logistics solutions offers many advantages, among others more flexibility and higher quality, efficiency increases and cost reductions. We support you in achieving these benefits with our professional service and distinct logistics know-how. We offer in-depth knowledge, experience and modern, future-oriented IT solutions. From 3PL to 4PL or even 5PL: Together, we will find the optimal solution for your needs.