In cooperation with one of its main transport partners, Group-GTS (Tessenderlo), Picanol (part of Picanol Group) has recently deployed two LNG trucks for container transport between Ypres and Antwerp.
LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) significantly reduces emissions of SOx, NOx and soot particles. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions. LNG trucks not only emit 20% less CO2, but their engines also run significantly more quietly. The Group-GTS LNG trucks are equipped with markings that warn vulnerable road users of their blind spot.
Containers filled with weaving machines leave Picanol’s shipping department each day for destinations all over the world. Most of these machines travel by sea freight to its international customers. The company has therefore sought ways in which we can lower the CO2 emissions of transport to and from container ports. This led to the company decision to use LNG trucks, in partnership with Group-GTS. LNG is an attractive, ecologically sound and cost-effective alternative to diesel fuel, for heavy transport applications and long-distance transport.
Picanol currently uses two LNG trucks for container transport. These trucks operate fixed, shuttle routes as the LNG filling station network is still limited. The LNG trucks travel an estimated 170,000 to 250,000 kilometers per year, depending on the extent to which they can be utilized.
Manufacturer of high-performance weaving machines
The Picanol Group is an international, customer-oriented group that specializes in the development, production and sale of high-tech weaving machines, cast iron parts and controllers.
Weaving Machines Division
Picanol develops, manufactures and sells high-tech weaving machines based on airjet or rapier technology. Picanol supplies weaving machines to weaving mills worldwide and also offers to its customers products and services such as weaving frames and reeds, training, upgrade kits and spare parts. For more than eighty years, Picanol has played a pioneering role in the global industry and is currently one of the world’s leading weaving machine manufacturers.
Picanol machines offer the highest levels of performance with the highest levels of versatility, flexibility and user-friendliness. This combined with a strong and worldwide service network is the guarantee for every weaver that he will be able to grow his project together with Picanol. Moreover, our continuous focus on reducing energy consumption and avoiding waste of raw materials achieves this in the most sustainable way.
Picanol is active on the global market, both for rapier and for airjet technology. The high-tech Picanol weaving machines and supplementary products and services are sold through both its own branches and a network of agents worldwide. Currently, some 2,600 weaving mills across the world are using Picanol machines, in total accounting for approximately 175,000 weaving machines. To date, Picanol has manufactured more than 375,000 weaving machines.
Picanol supplies weaving machines for general apparel textile, such as denim (jeans), shirting fabric and household applications, such as terry cloth towels and interior textiles. In addition, Picanol also supplies weaving machines for technical textiles, such as automotive and agro applications, backing fabrics, filtration fabrics, medical textiles, tire cord and a whole range of other technical applications.
Picanol machines offer the highest levels of performance with the highest levels of versatility, flexibility and user-friendliness. This combined with a strong and worldwide service network is the guarantee for every weaver that he will be able to grow his project together with Picanol. Moreover, its continuous focus on reducing energy consumption and avoiding waste of raw materials achieves this in the most sustainable way.