Sunday, September 21, 2014

Automotive Specialist Logistics Outfit Has Another Major Win

Range Rover Distribution to Ports of Exit Means New Road Haulage Fleet
Shipping News Feature

UK – Having just put pen to paper on a final contract to distribute motorcycles in the UK, logistics group Gefco has landed another major vehicle related win, this time with Jaguar Land Rover, for the haulage of new Range Rovers between UK production plants, storage compounds and ports of exit. To meet the transportation needs of the automotive giants, Gefco is investing in a fleet of new specifically tailored transporters (MAN tractor and LOHR Euro 5 units). Due to the increased number of vehicles that can be carried, the new fleet will also deliver environmental benefits; using fewer transporter miles to deliver the same number of vehicles.

The new transporters will all be fitted with the QUALCOMM tracking system, which tracks the real time movement of vehicles from collection to delivery; enabling more efficient route planning. The expansion of Gefco’s connection with Jaguar Land Rover means that Gefco will once again increase its market share in the automotive sector. Speaking about the contract, John Stocker, Finished Vehicle Logistics Director, Gefco UK, said:

“We are delighted to be building on our association with Jaguar Land Rover. As a company, Gefco is committed to providing our customers with the most efficient, cost effective and sustainable services, tailored to meet business needs. With this new contract, we are looking forward to continuing to offer the very highest service levels to Jaguar Land Rover.”