Automotive

Dedicated answers to your supply chain transformation challenges

Car suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, importers or distributors... The performance of your logistics is a key asset to your competitiveness, with demanding requirements in terms of reliability?

As a European leader in Automotive Logistics, we support you at every step of your supply chain, worldwide.

Automotive Logistics engineering

Continuously analysing and adjusting your transport and logistics solutions

From components supply to new vehicles, used vehicles and spare parts distribution, our teams design and implement added value logistics solutions with you to take up the challenges of the Automotive industry.

Inbound Automotive Logistics

Optimising, securing, simplifying and accelerating your plant supply

We offer you solutions specifically adapted to the Automotive industry:

  • Collection and transport of components
  • Optimisation and management of your customs operations
  • Design and management of reusable packaging
  • Components storage and order preparation
  • Assembly line delivery through sequenced flows and/or "KSK processes"
  • Just In Time lineside deliveries

Co-manufacturing

Improving your manufacturing agility

We design together with you customised integrated manufacturing services and logistics solutions.

  • Product engineering: support to R&D during key development phases
  • Manufacturing engineering (design of the assembly line, defining quality, operational and IT standards, implementation and continuous improvement)
  • Transport and logistics engineering
  • Procurement and management of components supply: inventory holding costs
  • Design, storage and management of specific and multi-purpose packaging
  • Assembly and pre-assembly operations according to controlled industrial processes
  • Just In Time lineside deliveries

Outbound Automotive Logistics 

Accelerating and optimising the distribution of your new vehicles

From plants to dealerships, our Automotive Logistics solutions are optimised in terms of costs and leadtimes. All these operations are tracked from end-to-end.

  • Handling of vehicles from assembly line to our compounds located close to your plants
    • Planning
    • Releasing agent
    • Quality control
    • Yard management
    • Post production operations (PPO, customisation operations….)
    • Organisation and preparation of shipments 
  • Direct transport to dealers
  • Transport through compounds to your distributors (multimodal transport)
  • Optimisation and management of your customs operations
  • Vehicle storage close to your distributors
  • Preparation and inspection of vehicles (PDI)
  • Delivery to car dealers and customers

Maximising the potential of your used cars minimising sale time, improving the desirability and optimising pricing 

From the seller to the buyer, we offer you a range of solutions to meet the challenges related to the purchase and selling through the internet.

  • Collection of used vehicles
  • Consolidation at compounds
  • Multimodal cross-border transport (road, rail …)
  • International transportation 
  • Optimisation and management of your customs operations
  • Document management
  • Storage
  • Inspection and remarketing operations
  • Mass delivery to distributors
  • Direct delivery to pick-up and go stores or to the final customer

Accelerating and optimising your spare parts and accessories logistics  

We stand by your side to accelerate the distribution of your spare parts whatever their type (dangerous, sensitive or large products…)., weight and size. To optimise costs and enhance final customer experience, we offer you dedicated or shared solutions.

  • Supply of your central distribution centres
  • Optimisation and management of your customs operations
  • Set up and management of proximity distribution centres [SYNCHRO HUB]
  • Stock management, order preparation and shipping
  • Guarantee of spare parts availability in our SYNCHRO HUB, 30 minutes after order received from your customer
  • Distribution to your points of sale up to three times a day (over night, morning and early afternoon)
  • Urgent deliveries
  • Management of reusable packaging
  • Management of promotional and seasonal operations
  • Management of returns (order error, on stock returns, guaranteed product ….)

Web collaborative solutions

Tracing your logistics operations from end to end 

Traceability is strategic to controlling and optimising your flows and ensuring an optimal customer experience. We have therefore deployed collaborative tools connecting  your ecosystem.

  • EDI solution meeting your standards
  • API solutions
  • An Automotive collaborative platform to follow up your deliveries, view your global in-progress deliveries worldwide, request a delivery and access your dashboards 
  • GEFCO Drive: an application that enables you to get real time information on your deliveries
  • GEFC@NNECT: a web portal to manage your component parts and spare parts (Order, third party pick-up, track and trace and KPI’s)

Automotive Leaflet

Over 60 years of experience in automotive logistics

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> 5M vehicles

transported per year

105 compouds in 33 countries

Sequenced flows & KSK

processes expertise

Global Spare parts

network & capabilities

Why GEFCO

  • Simplicity

    • Single point of contact
    • Integrated Logistics solutions
    • Management of your customs operations
  • Efficiency

    • Operational excellence
    • Cost optimisation
    • Reduced transit time
  • 360° visibility

    • Real time monitoring of your operations
    • Performance management
    • Control of international flows via a Control Tower

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