On Monday 13th of June, 2022, ATC Computer Transport and Logistics GmbH, supported by the Irish government’s trade and innovation agency, Enterprise Ireland, welcomed Robert Troy TD, Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, to their Operations HQ in Mörfelden, Frankfurt. The visit formed part of Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to Germany to boost further trade collaboration between Ireland and Germany and mark the contribution that Irish companies are delivering to the market, creating employment and forging strong innovation partnerships with German companies.
The visit to ATC recognised the contribution of ATC to the German market over the past 5 years, employing over 30 people in Germany and establishing an operations centre.
Since 1979, ATC has been helping global technology and cloud services companies ensure their assets are safely delivered and installed across Europe with precision and care.
The topic of discussion for this trade visit was sustainability and the steps ATC is taking to achieve its ambitious goal of being a carbon-neutral company.
Dr Keith Young, Managing Director of ATC, said, “We were delighted to welcome Minister Troy to our premises and are appreciative to Enterprise Ireland of the wonderful opportunity this has brought to build great relations in trade. We are delighted to have the opportunity to share the story of ATC from its humble beginnings in Dublin to an expansive footprint across Europe with 118 Employees across 7 Jurisdictions – and counting.”
The visit commenced with a tour of the TAPA FSR-specification 1,749m² secure facility, where ATC has just recently celebrated its 5th anniversary in Frankfurt. Dr Young introduced Minister Troy to some of the sustainable practices ATC has implemented to reduce the business’s carbon footprint, including a demonstration of ATC’s newly-ordered Volvo Battery Powered Truck.
“Supported by the German government, we are initiating our long-term strategy of being a carbon-neutral business by introducing two zero-emission Volvo FE 26-ton electric trucks for Frankfurt-local data centre deliveries,” explains Dr Young.
The ATC team explained to Minister Troy and his delegation how this model can drive for up to 300km without charge while emitting zero tailpipe emissions. With a power output of up to 490KW, the electric option also stands on par with diesel engines.
The tour concluded with a brief presentation of ATC’s 5-year history in Frankfurt, starting with a team of just 2 people to 28 currently with a live recruitment drive underway through the support of apprenticeship schemes. Dr Young described ATC as “An Irish Mittelstand company in Germany.”
Commenting on his visit to ATC, Minister Troy said, “I was delighted to visit ATC Logistics as my first stop in Frankfurt, a family business delivering innovative solutions for their customers across Europe. It’s great to hear of their investment in sustainability initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint. A terrific Irish success story and I wish them every success in the months and years ahead.”