Volvo Cars awards aftermarket logistics contract to DHL
23 October 2014
DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a five-year contract with Volvo Cars to handle its aftermarket parts warehousing and distribution to more than 120 dealers across the UK.
Under the new contract, DHL will manage four shared use local distribution centres. Deliveries will take place through the night using DHL’s Auto Alliance collaborative platform. During the day, deliveries are made through the same day service to all of Volvo Cars UK dealers. This service incorporates flexible driver departure times to even the most remote dealers.
A new fleet of increasingly fuel-efficient vehicles will be deployed, with more than 35 trucks that feature forward facing cameras, Microlise vehicle tracking to increase fleet performance, full closure tail lifts to maintain high safety standards and double deck trailers designed for working in the Aftermarket environment.