Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Freight Forwarding Group Continues BRICS Automotive Supply Chain Development

Logistics Centres Dedicated to Growth in the Sector
Shipping News Feature

BRAZIL – DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within DHL has opened a new Automotive Competence Centre in São Paulo, Brazil. With nearly 2,000 shipments per month, the centre bundles all the automotive activities of DHL for the local market, which has become of major importance for the original equipment manufacturers and first-tier suppliers.

DHL's Automotive Competence Center in São Paulo is intended to streamline the groups internal automotive supply chain in collaboration with other countries and regions around the world. The automotive market has become increasingly important for several of the global logistics players of late and DHL currently maintains seven of these Competence Centres with a view to taking a larger share of this type of industry in the BRICS bloc and other developing countries. Volker Oesau, CEO of Middle and Southern Europe and Global Automotive Sponsor for DHL Global Forwarding said:

"By linking our Automotive Competence Centre here in Brazil with our global network of dedicated automotive logistics experts, we are well positioned to bring value to our customers in this dynamic industry. The Centre is focused on service excellence and industry solutions, combining established best-in-class practices with tailor-made solutions which add value to our automotive customers' supply chain."