DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a new three-year contract to manage the parts distribution and same day service warehousing for Toyota. As part of the arrangement, DHL will provide a range of aftermarket services for Toyota in the UK, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year.
Deliveries will take place through the night using DHL’s aftermarket collaborative platform. During the day, deliveries will be made using the same day service to all UK dealers, covering both the Toyota and Lexus brands. As part of the commitment, over 200 authorised repairers and retailers will receive parts before 8 a.m., enabling them to meet customer demand more effectively and increase flexibility in the supply chain.
“Our new partnership with Toyota builds on our proven expertise in the UK automotive sector and supports the continued global growth of our customers”, explains Martin Dougherty, VP of Business Development, Automotive at DHL Supply Chain. “As the automotive aftermarket grows more complex, so too, do the logistics challenges involved. We are looking forward to working closely with Toyota to deliver innovation and increased efficiencies over the next three years.”
DHL’s relationship with Toyota started in the 1990’s and continues to this day with “vehicle off road” services to Toyota dealers and parts depots across Europe. In addition, DHL provides marketing production services and print management for the Lexus brand through its marketing supply chain company Tag, in Belgium.
Source: DP DHL