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DHL to offer in-plant logistics services for Jaguar Land Rover’s Brazilian facility

PKBR Staff Writer Published 20 April 2017

DHL has secured a contract to offer in-plant logistics services for Jaguar Land Rover’s new manufacturing facility in Itatiaia, Brazil.

Under the deal, DHL Supply Chain will manage all aspects of the supply chain ranging from warehousing to sequenced track-side delivery.

At the facility, DHL will manage goods received, stores, inventory, sequencing, assembling kits and assembly line feed.

In addition, the contract covers the delivery of sub-assembled kits to the production line, streamlining the manufacturing process.

Around 8,500 pallet locations will be used to store the goods in the warehouse. DHL will sort, move and sequence parts, in addition to sub-assemble kits of up to 25 components, before shipping in sequence to the assembly line.

DHL Supply Chain Brazil business development director Miquele Lioi said: “We’re delighted to have secured this new contract with Jaguar Land Rover which builds on our long-standing relationship.

“Our proposal was built on three key pillars: unrivalled sector expertise, derived from managing more than 250 automotive logistics operations worldwide; our strong presence in the Itatiaia region and a clear focus on delivering efficiency and control.

“In these challenging times, the automotive industry has proved that it can reinvent itself by identifying new market approaches, such as Jaguar Land Rover’s new plant in Brazil.”

Separately, DHL Supply Chain has signed an agreement to acquire Brazilian road carrier Polar Transportes, which provides temperature-controlled transportation services for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry.

Image: DHL Supply Chain has secured logistics contract from Jaguar Land Rover. Photo: courtesy of DHL International GmbH.