The Beckmann Volmer Group of Companies was established in 1995. Beckmann Volmer Wind Technology LP, is a world leader in wind turbine engineering and manufacturing. With success in both the European and Asian markets, Beckmann Volmer set out to expand its international distribution network, by serving as a manufacturer and supplier for the North American market. Their focus is the construction of a production facility allowing them to capitalize on the growth potential for wind power in North America.
In early 2010 and following numerous negotiations, Osceola, Arkansas, was selected as the primary location. Two important factors were satisfied when choosing this location, the positive production conditions and geographical proximity to target markets. Being directly adjacent to the Mississippi River, Osceola offers ideal connections both to the interstate and major waterway, ideal for transporting large steel components (up to 80 tons) for use in wind turbines.
When Beckmann Volmer needed a transportation solution to ship large mainframe structures to their Osceola facility, they chose V. Alexander & Co, a global cargo dynamics provider, to provide for all of their logistics requirements. The process began with our office in Bremen Germany, V. Alexander Transport Systems GMBH who operated jointly with Am Zehnhoff- Söns. They were instrumental in negotiating with Beckmann Volmer to provide for all of their logistics needs.
The mainframes were loaded standing vertically into a 40’HC Open Top container at the manufacturing facility at Zukowa Poland. The container was delivered to Hamburg where it loaded to the vessel bound for Savannah. Upon arrival in Savannah, the container was transported by rail to Memphis where Customs entry was filed and the shipment was released without delay.