In the second half of the 20th century, a trend began that would forever change the entire transportation industry. With the first self-propelled transport modules used in shipbuilding and the SPMT (self-propelled modular transporter) invented by SCHEUERLE in the nineteen-eighties, the potential payloads suddenly increased and are basically unlimited today. Today, seventy percent of all transports over 3,000 tons and ninety percent of all transports over 5,000 tons are performed on modular, self-propelled vehicles by SCHEUERLE. Thus, modular manufacturing has gained a foothold in the oil and gas industry, shipbuilding and many other sectors. Unit weights of 15,000 tons - world record - have already been transported with SPMT by SCHEUERLE.