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DB Schenker UK to offer warehouse and transport solutions for Hitachi Rail Europe

LBR Staff Writer Published 04 October 2017

DB Schenker UK has secured a warehouse and transport management contract from Hitachi Rail Europe.

As part of a long term contract, DB Schenker will provide central warehousing and spare parts distribution services for Hitachi’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP) in the UK.

DB Schenker will offer warehouse and transport solutions for different parts ranging from smaller consumable items to 8 Tonne bogies and generator units.

Under the deal, DB Schenker will manage two main warehouses for Hitachi, including southern central warehouse in London and northern central warehouse in the Doncaster area that is expected to be operational in 2018.

The company will also support Hitachi’s train maintenance centres, helping to deal with fulfilling orders at its sites in London, Bristol and Doncaster.

DB Schenker will also support Hitachi two new sites located at Bounds Green in London and Edinburgh, which are expected to be operational during 2018.

DB Schenker UK and Ireland contract logistics director Simon Bruce said: “This is an incredibly dynamic, challenging and exciting new business award for DB Schenker and we are pleased to have a true partnership with such a prestigious organisation such as Hitachi Rail Europe. 

Hitachi Rail Europe COO Jack Commandeur said: “Our Operational Team are proud of what we have achieved so far in partnership with DB Schenker, establishing a central distribution centre for spare parts.

“The IEP trains for the Great Western Main Line and East Coast Main Line will transform the experience of many millions of fare paying customers, so it is essential that the storage and distribution of spare parts to our Train Maintenance Centres is well managed.”

Image: DB Schenker UK has secured a long term contract from Hitachi Rail Europe. Photo: courtesy of DB Schenker.