Friday, January 29, 2010

GAC Logistics To Provide Shipping Services To Williams F1 Team

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WORLDWIDE – The GAC Group is to be the logistics services provider to the AT&T Williams Formula One (F1) motor racing team. GAC are to support Williams by overseeing the team’s freight requirements for future Grand Prix races which take place in nineteen different countries on five continents.

GAC will also provide logistics services from the new Williams Technology Centre in Qatar. The company will be responsible for shipping equipment to Qatar and providing day-to-day support at the facility, the first of its kind to be located outside of the sports traditional European heartland.

In a statement GAC said that “The strategic partnership will help the AT&T Williams team respond effectively to increasing pressure to reduce costs in the sport.”

GAC is no stranger to providing logistics services to high-profile sports customers, with clients already including the World Rally Championships, the eco-powerboat 'Earthrace' and Manchester United Soccer Schools.

However, this agreement is regarded by the company as something special. The Groups Commercial Vice President, Bill Hill, said: "We are excited to be able to partner with AT&T Williams in their logistics needs. With GAC's global network, resources and track record in sports and automotive logistics, I am confident we will be well on track to support AT&T Williams in their bid to reduce overall operations costs."

AT&T Williams Team Principal Sir Frank Williams said: "We are delighted to have formalised a partnership with a logistics specialist. I am impressed with GAC's proactiveness, creativity and resourcefulness in helping us implement the most cost and time efficient logistics solutions. I believe that this is a start to a long and successful partnership."

(pic: © Williams F1)