Wednesday, April 7, 2010

DHL Wins Five-Year Logistics Contract With Volkswagen

Will Handle Supply Chain for Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7 and VW Touareg
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SLOVAKIA - DHL Supply Chain - the specialist division for contract logistics within the Deutsche Post DHL Group - and the automobile manufacturer Volkswagen are stepping up their long-standing cooperation with a five-year contract valid as of 1 April 2010.

Under the contract, DHL Supply Chain will provide a major part of the in-plant logistics for the Volkswagen assembly plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. DHL was awarded the business following a competitive international tender process.

Some 800 DHL employees will manage in-plant logistics for 50% of the production materials of the models produced by the Volkswagen Group in the Slovakian capital. This involves engines, gearboxes and windscreens for the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Volkswagen Touareg.

"Logistics are essential in vehicle manufacturing. DHL has convinced us due to its innovative concepts and a supply chain solution tailored exactly to our needs," says Juraj Janác, Head of Logistics with Volkswagen in Bratislava.

Pavel Hendrych, Managing Director DHL Supply Chain Slovakia: "I'm confident that our team will work very closely with VW to improve even the smallest details in this package. Our strong presence on the ground and DHL's experience in the automotive sector will provide a clear added value to the customer."