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Geodis to handle BMW's regional parts distribution center in Korea

Published 02 August 2017

European supply chain operator Geodis has secured a contract from BMW to manage its regional parts distribution center in Korea.

The new regional parts distribution center for BMW, MINI and motorcycle spare parts was opened by BMW Korea in April 2017 in Anseong, Gyeonggi province, which is located 70km off South Seoul.

Geodis will manage more than 1 million order lines in the new 50,000m² distribution facility and will deliver auto parts across South Korea.

The new facility has the potential to warehouse and deliver twice the volume of the automotive parts compared to the earlier facility.

The distribution center will reduce the auto parts delivery time as it is located in the proximity of the highways, Busan port and Incheon International Airport.

The new regional parts distribution center consists of a main warehouse and two other warehouses are allotted for inflammables and explosives.

Geodis Automotive Market Line director Mark Ellis said: “We were chosen for our automotive and warehousing expertise and our flexible logistics solutions. The facility aims to satisfy the Korea's BMW vehicle owners with timely auto parts delivery across the country.”

Geodis, headquartered in France and a part of SNCF Logistics, is a transport and logistics operator. It employs more than 10000 people.

The group has five lines of business such as supply chain optimization, freight forwarding, contract logistics, distribution & express and road transport.

Founded in 1904, the firm specializes in European distribution, air and sea transport, logistics, reverse logistics.


Image: GEODIS trucks with blue brand. Photo: courtesy of GEODIS.