For nearly 25 years Omega Pilzno’s tracks have transported thousands, if not tens of thousands of different types of products and goods. We have recently added to our experience a very unusual delivery, which clearly stands out from the standard ones in our experience.
This unusual load was a Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota wreck, a model which played a great role in the aviation history of the 20th century. General Dwight Eisenhower listed “Dakota” as one of four American inventions which enabled the Allies to win the Second World War.
Every preserved plane of this kind has a great historical value, so such aircrafts are unique and are highly valuable for museums and collectors. The wreck which Omega Pilsno transported from Oława, where it was kept, to a private collector in the Sanctuary of Blessed Caroline Kózkówna in Zabawa near Tarnow has an interesting story behind. This particular Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota model was produced in 1944 in the United States. The aircraft served in the American army, later in the 147th RAF squadron, and then in the Middle East. In the ’90 ‘Dak “was one of attractions of the Euro Disneyland amusement park near Paris, and then it was taken to one of the Dutch museums. The present poor condition of the aircraft is the result of being blown up for the purpose of making war scenes by a German film crew. Fortunately, a private collector from Oława rescued it from being destroyed and forgotten.
This saved aircraft could not find a proper exhibition for a long time. The main problem was financing its transport. The key moment for the plane was the cooperation of the parish in Zabawa with a donator and the decision to create a memorial site for operation Most III (Bridge III) where the same model of Dakota played a leading role. The missing element of an idea of creating an exhibition commemorating the heroic action of Home Army soldiers was delivered by Omega Pilzno free of charge.
This complicated logistic project was possible to be accomplished thanks to commitment of many people. Our company has never been afraid of challenges and has always tried to participate in interesting initiatives for a good cause. The significant importance and uniqueness of the Most III operation raised interest of professional, local and national media. This resulted in several press, radio, Internet and television publications, including Teleexpress, the most popular news program in Poland, and Onet.pl.
Career in the TSL industry is at your fingertips. Especially for young people who are committed to exploring their passions. Omega Academy invites young people to visit the company and recently we have had a representation of the Vocational School No 1 in Debica. The meeting was very practical and educational and was led by Omega Pilzno experts.
The “automotive technician” profile class – for the purpose of the meeting – was divided into smaller groups, where students learned about various aspects of the work of a truck driver, a freight forwarder and a mechanic.
The subject of the meeting was adjusted to the profile of the class, so one of its most important points was a visit to the garage/service. We gave the students basic knowledge about diagnostics and organization of the service. Students enjoyed interesting tricks used in the garage very much. In practical terms, students could see different ways of exchanging truck tires, which might be useful when they start working as mechanics. Apart from practice, students could also learn some theory, for instance various types of semitrailer tractors were discussed.
Regular meetings with students is a part of the Omega Academy program, which, in collaboration with schools and higher education institutions in the TSL industry, aims to promote knowledge about the industry and support the development of passion, interests and practical skills among young people.
It is particularly important to show young people the benefits of developing useful skills in areas of their interest. This will give them a remarkable advantage on the job market – especially in the TSL industry, where specific competences are critical.
By implementing the idea of learning through play, during the meeting at the headquarters of Omega Pilzno, students from the Dębica University of Agriculture competed in lacing up the tarpaulin in a curtain trailer. The fastest students were given small gifts.
Omega Academy it’s not just meetings with students. We offer young people specific solutions, such as internships and trainings, and even the possibility of permanent employment. The Academy cooperates among others with the University of Technology in Rzeszów, the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów and schools from Pilzno and Dębica.
There are many criteria in the TSL sector that affect the attractiveness of a company’s offer. One of the key factor is the experience which allows you to run your business based on the necessary knowledge and proven solutions. Omega Pilsno’s experience goes hand in hand with diversity, so we can broadly handle the needs of our customers.
Factors such as experience, having a solid market position and providing high quality service, in the TSL industry do not play the role of advertising slogans repeated in commercial communication. These are the factors which actually build the attractiveness of companies in transport or logistics. In Omega Pilzno the above-mentioned features are complimented with diversity which allows to build comprehensive customer service. We can look at this diversity from different perspectives.
Looking at transport itself, we can see wide variety of available solutions. It is obvious that the diversification of goods results in the need to provide specialized solutions. It is obvious that fuel requires different transport conditions than clothing. Omega Pilzno offers eight main types of semi-trailers. However, it is just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s take a refrigerator for example. Available solutions do not end on controlling the temperature of transported goods. In addition to standard refrigerators, we also provide dual-compartment refrigerator units which allow transporting goods in different temperatures. Customers can also choose double deck refrigerated units, dual compartment units, double evaporator trailers or hook refrigerators. The latter may be organized according to the European or Danish system. The variety of transport presented on one example allows to see a fuller picture of the variety of the offer.
Variety of solutions available is one of the hallmarks of Omega Pilzno on the market. The value of the wide offer is particularly important in building long-term cooperation. Thanks to our extensive and diverse resources, we can meet not only ongoing customer needs, but also those that may appear in the future or occur sporadically. Diversity and experience allow the company to freely adapt the co-operation to expectations, while maintaining the same quality standards.
Considering diversity in a broader context, let’s look at the extremely complex process of delivering goods from manufacturers to sellers and final recipients. In this case, the Omega Pilsno Group can also count on the synergy effect of using its own resources. By offering land transport and maritime transport services, using own storage space, fuel stations and truck services, we can efficiently manage our customers’ internal resources and goods.
The choice of a business partner in transport and logistics depends on several factors. It is worth to include also the variety of the offer. Having experience in many areas allows selecting the most effective and optimal solutions for varied and changing needs.