DHL Manages Transport Operation for Renault in TurkeyBonn, 12/13/2006, 10:30 AM CET
DHL Exel Supply Chain has been awarded a one-year contract by Renault for the inbound distribution of automotive components from suppliers across Turkey to a number of Renault's manufacturing plants.
To meet the challenges of the new contract, DHL Exel Supply Chain will be establishing a brand new platform to support the operation. This will establish a reliable and efficient service across the country and into Renault's manufacturing plants and warehousing depots in France, Slovenia and Romania.
DHL Exel Supply Chain will be handling collections from Renault's suppliers in Turkey. This will involve daily 'milk runs' with a cross docking operation in Gebze, Turkey. Here, the parts will be consolidated before onward trunking.
"We are currently managing a similar operation for Renault out of the Czech Republic which has been very positive," says Christophe Boulanger, Business Development Director, Automotive and Industrial Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at DHL Exel Supply Chain. "Furthermore, DHL Exel Supply Chain's sister company, DHL Express, already has a successful track record in courier services in Turkey and we believe we can repeat this in a logistics scenario."
"We are very pleased to be growing the scope and scale of our work with Renault so quickly," continues Christophe Boulanger. "It is further testimony to our commitment to the automotive sector and our ability to pioneer breakthrough logistics services in emerging markets."
DHL Exel Supply Chain's operation for Renault in the Czech Republic, which facilitated the contract win for Turkey, is based at DHL Exel Supply Chain's shared-user facility in Kosmonosy. It involves collections from automotive component manufacturers around the country, the consolidation of these parts at Kosmonosy and then distributing to either intermediary platforms or straight to the production lines in France, Slovenia, Turkey and Romania.
"The success of the operation has led to its rapid expansion with the number of suppliers involved more than doubling since the contract began. Currently some three semi-trailers go daily to both France and Romania."