DHL Freight signs agreement with Toyota Material Handling Group

DHL Freight has signed a contract with Toyota Material Handling Group to provide transportation of their newly launched line of racking systems from the suppliers to the company’s customers’ sites across Europe.

Due to start in September, materials for racking solutions, including conventional and high density pallet racking systems, as well as shelving and other non-palletized racking systems, are expected to be transported to new warehouses via various transport solutions provided by DHL Freight’s network.

Hans Larsson, Director Logistics Solutions, Toyota Material Handling Europe said of the agreement, “When we recently launched our latest line of racking solutions, it soon became clear that we need a partner who has the knowledge and capabilities to design and implement a solution in perfect synchronization with the project plan of the site. We are committed to offering high quality solutions that are perfectly tailored to the warehouse storage requirements of our customers. One of those requirements is that the goods arrive exactly when they are needed. And DHL helps us deliver on our customer promise.”

Besides the on-the-day delivery, DHL Freight stated the extreme diversity of the cargo is also anticipated to be a challenge. The equipment is expected to vary from small boxes to full size 13 m long racks. Material for one single warehouse installation may also come in from different locations in Europe.

As per the agreement, DHL Freight is expected to consolidate the parts and deliver them on the agreed date. The transports are expected to be planned and scheduled in collaboration with Toyota Material Handling and the warehouse site.

In the course of this project, DHL is expected to transport over 90,000 tonnes of freight.