Planzer, with its Parcel Service, is one of Switzerland’s leading logistics companies
BURLINGAME, Calif., October 28, 2021 – Udelv, a Silicon Valley venture-backed company, announced today that Planzer, a Swiss family-owned logistics company with more than 5,000 employees and 2,000 vehicles, operating throughout Europe, has placed an order for Udelv’s first European Transporters.
A pioneer in fully autonomous delivery technology, Udelv produces middle- and last-mile electric cab-less autonomous delivery vehicles for multi-stop delivery runs, called Transporters. The revolutionary fully electric vehicles feature Udelv’s patented cargo robotics comprised of a suite of hardware and software for intelligent loading and unloading, state-of-the-art telematics and fleet management, and are “driven” by Intel’s Mobileye autonomous driving sensors and computers. Udelv will produce more than 50,000 Mobileye-driven Transporters by 2028, with commercial operations beginning in 2023.
Udelv’s customers expect the Transporters to dramatically improve the efficiency of last- and middle-mile delivery services for everything from baked goods and auto parts to groceries and medical supplies.
“Planzer has always prided itself on helping our customers’ goods arrive safely and sustainably,” said Nils Planzer, CEO of Planzer. “Udelv’s autonomous driving solution, the Transporter, is good for the environment and adds great value to the bottom line of our customers. We can’t wait for our first delivery within the next year.”
“We are thrilled to bring the Udelv Transporter to Europe and honored to count Planzer as our first European customer,” said Udelv Chief Corporate Development Officer Tobias Wessels. “Autonomous delivery is quickly becoming a worldwide reality as the answer to the skyrocketing growth in e-commerce. With sweeping cost reductions over traditional driver-based services, public interest in contactless delivery, electrification of commercial fleets, shortage of drivers and a rapid growth in online deliveries, Udelv’s autonomous delivery vehicle will help Planzer lead the way.”
On a mission to improve people’s lives, road safety and sustainable delivery, Udelv is revolutionizing the logistics space with its
Transporter, the world’s first electric cab-less autonomous delivery van (ADV) dedicated to multi-stop last- and middle-mile delivery on public roads. Founded in California in 2017 by CEO Daniel Laury and CTO Akshat Patel, Udelv successfully accomplished the first-ever autonomous delivery on public roads in 2018. Udelv has since completed over 20,000 deliveries for multiple merchants in California, Arizona and Texas with two prior vehicle generations. The Transporter, its next generation vehicle, is the answer to the shortage of drivers worldwide and the sustainability of commercial fleets. Udelv’s focus on autonomous vehicles, paired with its uPod delivery technology, enable long-range and high-capacity deliveries that are eco, business and customer-friendly. For more information, visit www.udelv.com.
About Planzer Planzer was established in 1936 and has operated as a family-owned stock company since 1966. In 2018, the company established its own parcel service “Planzer Parcel” in response to the E-Commerce boom. Today, the logistics company employs a staff of over 5300, including over 350 apprentices. It is present in 69 locations in Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Hong Kong and offers high quality services and total solutions to business and private customers alike. The family-owned company places particular emphasis on sustainability. For over 60% of shipments, environmentally friendly rail travel makes up the majority of the transport route.
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