GEODIS is a Supply Chain Operator ranking among the top companies in the field in Europe and around the World as their reach includes a direct presence in 67 countries and a global network spanning over 120 countries. This unique company owned by SNCF Logistics, which in turn is a business line of the SNCF Group, is ranked as the number four logistics provider in Europe and number seven at a worldwide level which has made their reputation boom due to being so dominant within the markets they operate in.
GEODIS is also listed as a “Leader” in Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant of Worldwide 3PLs further boosting their reputation and unique brand image, causing them to tower over their competition. GEODIS also recorded €8 billion in sales in 2016.
With its five Lines of Business (Supply Chain Optimization, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics, Distribution & Express, and Road Transport), GEODIS manages its customers’ Supply Chain by providing end to end solutions enabled by over 39,500 employees, its infrastructure, its processes and systems.
In April 2017, BMW Korea opened a new Regional Parts Distribution Center for BMW, MINI and motorcycle spare parts in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, 70 kilometers south of Seoul. GEODIS was entrusted with the logistics of this over 50,000 sqm site, one of BMW’s biggest Regional Distribution Centers in the world.
On this new site, GEODIS annually manages over one million order lines and handles up auto parts deliveries across South Korea. The Group deals with thousands automotive parts stored, more than twice the volume compared to the previous facility.
According to Mark Ellis, Automotive Market Line Director for GEODIS: “We were chosen for our automotive and warehousing expertise and our flexible logistics solutions. The facility aims to satisfy the Korea’s BMW vehicle owners with timely auto parts delivery across the country.”
The new distribution center is made up of several buildings, including the main warehouse and two extra warehouses for inflammables and explosives. The center is also within two hours’ drive from Incheon International Airport where the seafreight arrives at Busan port. This has allowed BMW Korea to be close to the highways, which is expected to shorten the auto parts delivery time meeting demands of consumers promptly in their given time period.