As of summer 2013, around 1,500 employees will supply components to BMW car assembly plants in China and South Africa • More than 100 containers are expected to be packed daily
Berlin/Leipzig, November 28, 2012 – DB Schenker Logistics has been commissioned by BMW to more than double its capacity in the new logistics center in Leipzig. For well over a year now, the logistics center has been supplying components to car assembly plants in China and South Africa. To enable it to cope with the extended order volume from the BMW plants, Schenker Deutschland AG will have additional logistics warehouses erected at its site north of Leipzig and hire an additional 700 employees.
“BMW has once again expressed its confidence in us. We will deliver excellent quality to meet the requirements of this order. To this end, we will create new jobs in the Free State of Saxony and Greater Leipzig. Our specialists at DB Schenker have served as reliable partners for the car industry and its component suppliers for many years,” said Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the DB Mobility Logistics AG Management Board responsible for Transportation and Logistics.
The contract to erect the Leipzig logistics center back in December 2010 was one of the largest logistics projects undertaken by DB Schenker Logistics to date. Since summer 2011, around 8,000 different automotive components for BMW models have been received, packed and securely stowed in containers in the 63,000 square meter facility. Protective treatment is also given to sheet metal parts, for example, here in Leipzig for ocean transport through different climate zones.
As many as 50 containers currently leave the logistic center daily. They are shipped by ocean transport to Rosslyn in South Africa and by rail to Shenyang in China. For well over a year now, shipments along the approximately 11,000 kilometer route have been successfully handled by DB Schenker Rail and its partners.
DB Schenker is also involved in supplying the BMW plant in Shenyang, in addition to handling contracts for BMW in other countries, such as the distribution of spare parts in South Africa.
SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker