Official provider for import logistics to supply the new plant in the city of Ponta Grossa in Brazil
Berlin/Essen/São Paulo, May 15, 2013 – DB Schenker in Brazil has been chosen as the preferred logistics service provider of DAF Trucks. The Brazilian arm of the global logistics provider will be responsible for export consolidation, supply-chain visibility and import logistics in support of DAF Brazil’s new truck assembly plant in the city of Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná. DB Schenker will be responsible for the door-to-door air and ocean transportation between DAF Brazil’s European supply-base and the Brazil assembly plant. Further, DB Schenker will be responsible for the Brazilian customs clearance and final delivery.
According to Tim Horton, Global Account Manager for PACCAR (DAF’s parent company), DB Schenker will also provide the DAF Brazil materials planners with a purchase order management solution and detailed supply-chain visibility utilizing the premium Integrated Cargo Management tool, ‘Scout’. “This premium supply-chain visibility tool was a key factor in PACCAR’s decision to choose DB Schenker as their preferred logistics service provider for the new plant”, Horton says.
DB Schenker participated in the DAF Brazil European Supplier Days Event in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the world headquarters of DAF in October 2012. For five days, DB Schenker and DAF presented Brazilian customs and documentation requirements to more than 180 European suppliers kicking-off the logistics implementation for the new plant.
According to the Chief Operating Officer of DAF Trucks in Brazil, Luiz A. De Luca, the decision to work with DB Schenker in Brazil allows to further develop and expand the global partnership that DB Schenker has with PACCAR and DAF in other countries. “Surely we have a quality partner in DB Schenker to support our international logistics processes and to bring our components from Europe with a focus on quality on-time service, so that we can introduce our brand in Brazil with great success”, so Horton.
To National Sales Manager of DB Schenker in Brazil, Clara Beuttenmüller, this partnership with DAF Trucks reinforces the company’s goal of bringing innovative solutions to the automotive industry in Brazil. “The logistics for the supply of the DAF plant in Ponta Grossa is not limited to effectiveness on meeting production deadlines, consolidation processes and transport. It also illustrates our vendor management and supply-chain visibility solutions throughout the globe, with dedicated teams in the Netherlands and Paraná operating as Control Towers to ensure quality in the logistics process from beginning to end,” she says.
To manage the entire import process, DB Schenker will provide a dedicated team to meet the needs of DAF Brazil in Ponta Grossa.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker has more than 95,000 employees in 130 countries and over 2,000 offices present in the main economic centers of the world. In Brazil, Schenker do Brasil Transportes Internacionais Ltda. operates since 1973 and has over 590 employees at ten offices across the country, as well as highly qualified partners in major cities in Brazil.
About DAF Trucks
DAF is a leading truck brand in Europe with 16% market share above 16 tons. DAF is also a leader in tractors in Europe.
In 2011 PACCAR announced an investment of $ 200 million in the construction of the new plant DAF Trucks with technology in Ponta Grossa, Paraná. The plant will produce models DAF XF, CF and LF for the Brazilian market. The plant will begin operations in September 2013 and will produce 10,000 trucks per year at full capacity.
PACCAR is a global leader in technology, design, production and customer service for light, medium and heavy, high quality trucks, under the names Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol PCAR, and the company website is www.paccar.com
SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker