Syncreon wins two contracts in support of Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and in China. The first is an initial 2 year contract to provide inbound receiving, crossdocking, and export shipping services for the client from a new export sales center (ESC) in Shanghai, China. In addition, Syncreon has been awarded a separate 5 year contract starting in July 2016 for a new pre-production export facility based in Coleshill, UK.
These operations will support Jaguar Land Rover’s new production sites in China and in Brazil. They build upon the two existing ESCs in Coleshill & Haydock, UK, and Hamburg, Germany, which Syncreon and Jaguar Land Rover launched in 2014. Besides these operations, a fifth Syncreon operation was previously installed in Minworth, UK, supporting Jaguar Land Rover’s Knock Down assembly programme to India.
Production in Shanghai is expected to begin in September 2016. The business in China will develop through maturity into a completely knock down repack operation, increasing in both scope and size. It is the first ESC for Jaguar Land Rover in the APAC region, filling the supply chain from China to Europe and South America with parts sourced in China. “This is a strategic win for Syncreon. We are proud to be Jaguar Land Rover’s partner of choice and to be part of this global growth opportunity,” said Michael Neumann, Syncreon’s President Automotive EMEA & APAC.
In Coleshill, UK, Syncreon is currently launching a second facility, specifically designed to manage pre-production level materials for all Jaguar Land Rover car models exported to China, Brazil and India. The provision of the contract includes release and follow up, transportation, inbound receiving, warehousing, return container management, repack, and export shipping. Rob Duncan, COO Syncreon Automotive EMEA commented, “This new business is a testament to the strong operational excellence of our existing UK Export Plants and our strong customer relationship with Jaguar Land Rover’s Trading Division.”