Moscow, October 2014 — GEFCO, the leading supplier of integrated logistics solutions and services for the automotive sector and industrial companies, has announced the signing of an agreement with ContiTech, a branch of Continental Kaluga LLC, for the organization of regular international land transit.
The subject of the agreement is the organization of uninterrupted international delivery of components for manufacturing of hose guides for air conditioning systems and power steering systems supplied to the Russian automotive market. GEFCO specialists implemented unique logistics solutions to optimize the delivery process for the client. Shipments from suppliers in Western Europe and China are delivered to a logistics platform in Vilnius (Lithuania), where they are consolidated for further delivery to Kaluga. The platform was selected after a geographic analysis of consolidation sites with consideration of the client’s requirements to the schedule and volume of shipments and the optimal cost per 1 kg of components. The minimal volume of cargo is 2-3 loading meters (LDM) per car (1 loading meter ~ 2.4 m2). Today, GEFCO is an important partner for the ContiTech branch in the field of component supplies. Continental Russia has already become one of GEFCO’s biggest clients in Kaluga. The partners are considering entrusting the entire spectrum of services to GEFCO, including customs processing of cargo.
“We develop all logistics solutions with consideration of our clients’ requirements and the optimal value for money ratio, - says Andrey Sulla, Head of GEFCO’s Land Transit Operations in Kaluga. - GEFCO has qualified staff and extensive experience both in organization of component supplies and in customs processing of goods imported to Russia”.
GEFCO Group’s global clients in the automotive sector include BMW, Dacia, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Jaguar, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Tata, Toyota, as well as auto component suppliers Brose, Continental, Delphi, Faurecia, Johnson Controls, Valeo, Visteon.