Imperial’s UK organisation has been re-appointed to provide JIT (just in time) and JIS (just in sequence) logistics for a major car manufacturer.

The renewed contract comprises three elements: nationwide transport, collecting components and assemblies from 19 suppliers and delivering to a central storage facility; operating shuttles between the remote body panel production site and the main assembly location; and the management and operation of 51,500 sqm of component warehousing, along with sequenced supply of parts to the assembly track.

The contract employs over 150 staff and management, and involves exclusive use of 40 tractor/trailer combinations. Imperial will transport around 130 full trailer loads per day, and will handle an average of 30,000 pallets weekly.

Says Srecko Mühling, Vice President Commercial Road: “We are delighted to have secured the renewed contract for these operations, so continuing a longstanding relationship with a blue-chip brand – and supporting them through the current challenges and complexities presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

“Automotive is one of Imperial’s focus industries and we are pleased that the UK business will continue to make a substantial contribution to the Group’s sustained success in this field, while also supporting its ambition to further strengthen its presence in this demanding sector.”