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image by Eugene Ipavec, 26 February 2009
Trans-Splitt AG at Basel, the name of which may be rendered as "crushed stone transportation", is a member of ALFS Group at Baden-Baden (DE), active - since 1948 - in the trade and transportation of construction materials (sand, gravel, stone, assorted products).
The websites at
reveal Trans-Splitt at Basel was founded in 1964 and the Mannheim branch (DE, as
GmbH) in 1969 in order to assure ALFS steady transportation over inland
waterways. Across the border from Basel, the St Louis branch (FR) was founded in
1992. I should add that the fleet consisted or consists of privately owned
barges as well as chartered and owned boats. Over the years bulk goods (other
than stone in every sort and variety) have become important; maritime and land
transportation are arranged as well.
Seen on a tiny photo and shown as a drawing on http://www.alfs.de/spedition.phtml, the house flag is bright red, even veering towards orange – let us say vermilion. A sort of widening white road starts from the flag’s upper edge, broadening towards the lower fly where it encounters a white stripe bearing the company name in black letters (sans serif).
Jan Mertens, 25 February 2009
If this flag is specific to
the Basel company, the white band here possibly represents the bend in the Rhine
where Basel is located (the "Rheinknie"). This symbol features in a lot of
things in this region.
Simon Dodds, 16 March 2009