DHL lands record logistics contract with Jaguar and Land Rover03/19/2008, 06:30 PM CET
DHL Exel Supply Chain drives automotive logistics market with £300 million Jaguar and Land Rover deal
Bonn: DHL Exel Supply Chain, the world's leading logistics provider, has been awarded a three year contract worth over £100 million (over 130 million euro) per annum - its biggest automotive sector deal - to manage in plant logistics and the collection of UK and European sourced component parts for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.
The deal, subject to contract, will see DHL support the annual build of more than 300,000 cars and cements DHL's position as the leading player in the UK automotive market.
DHL will be responsible for the management of the material handling
Under the new contract, DHL's activity will be extended from its existing operation at Castle Bromwich, to include Jaguar and Land Rover's sites at Halewood and Solihull. DHL Exel Supply Chain will be managing Jaguar and Land Rover suppliers to ensure they are shipping the right materials at the right time, as well as providing a dedicated team focused on improving the UK and EU collections operations.
Bruce Edwards, CEO DHL Supply Chain, Corporate Information Solutions said: "This contract is hugely exciting for us and is testament to the expertise that DHL has established within the automotive sector. Our global network, extensive experience in the automotive market and our ability to collaborate with other DHL business units to provide a seamless service, means we have an extremely strong proposition to offer to automotive manufacturers like Jaguar and Land Rover."
DHL Exel Supply Chain has over twenty years experience in the automotive sector and provides services, ranging from the delivery of components just-in-time to assembly lines, to spare parts distribution to car dealers for some of the world's leading vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers.