Since November, Porsche has relied on Schenker to supply its network of dealers in Russia with original parts and fittings as well as Porsche accessories on demand. The project also includes the management of returns on warranty parts and motors.
A new logistics center in Moscow was designed by Schenker especially for Porsche. The facility will handle express deliveries for the 16 Porsche dealers in Russia. Schenker will receive the original parts from the central Porsche storage facilities in Ludwigsburg and Waiblingen, in Germany. From there Schenker is responsible for the entire logistics chain: land transport for supplies, airfreight for express shipments, customs clearance, warehouse management and processing returns, all from a single source ranging from St. Petersburg to the Urals. The logistics center, totaling approximately 2,500 square meters, is specially designed to meet Porsche's needs and also has separate storage areas for dangerous goods, as well as parts and accessories of particularly high value.
"The Russian automotive market is one of Porsche's most important growth markets. That is why when we established our sales company, Porsche Russland, we also decided to optimize supplies to our dealers through our cooperation with Schenker," says Michael Macht, Porsche's executive vice president responsible for production and logistics.
"This project represents a special challenge to us," says Hans-JÃƒÂ¶rg Hager, a Schenker AG management board member responsible for European land transport. "We can prove our quality as a logistics service provider and the performance capability of our European network here on a daily basis. Our customers profit from our extensive knowledge of the Russian market and special requirements for customs clearance."
Schenker, based in Essen, Germany, has been active in Russia for over a century.
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